I started by making my own background paper to get a vintage finish. I used three different shades of ink and just brushed them on lightly until I got the right depth of colour.
I blended around the edges with the Pumice Stone ink just to help with the ageing.
I found the perfect sentiment amongst my stash , Time for Something New, That is what retirement is all about I reckon. Stamped it onto some matching card, trimmed back and rounded the corners. Mounted onto some black card and added to the base card.
Just some finishing touches now, I added a few of the Sweet Lilac flowers and a butterfly. I cut the butterfly down a little as I did not need it quite so large. This stamp is perfect for that though.
I like to add an insert to my cards just gives the finishing touch and a chance to add a verse.
I also added a little finishing touch to the envelope.
Items Used to create this card.
Hope you all like this, would love you to leave a comment if you have time. ( Ha ha, bit of a play on words there). Thankyou. xx