An acquaintance of ours from the local HOG chapter retired from his job as a motorcycle mechanic last week. I had to work, but Gary went to the party and needed a retirement card to take. I have a bunch of cards on hand, always, but not retirement cards. I also knew I had this great motorcycle stamp from 'the other company' that I wanted to use. None of the papers are CTMH either! Ha ha. I really rebelled this time! The papers are a REFLECTIONS pad from Micheal's, the watch stamps are from CTMH as is the 'Congratulations' stamp on the edge. The brushed pewter brads are CTMH also.
I used an EKSuccess punch on the edge of the Kraft card from CTMH. I thought it gave the card more texture and interest. The layout is from our ORIGINALS design book. Having that really makes a difference for me. I am not a card maker by choice, it comes with being a consultant for me. I am definitely more comfortable scrap booking. But, give me one of our design books, and I can do some amazing cards if I do say so myself. I love being able to use my scrapping supplies for multiple purposes, more bang for my buck you know! lol
When I get an opportunity to make a card for something or someone specific, and it all falls together so well, I really do love it! This was fun to make, and reminded me that I need to make cards more often.