The latest Fusion challenge sketch inspired me to pull out the Up & Away Thinlits dies (2017 Occasions Catalogue). I wanted to make a retirement card using the hot air balloon, which I thought was appropriate for the theme (liberty, flying away, a new adventure). I remembered the Wild About Flowers stamp set (from the Annual Catalogue) had some retirement sentiments in it, so I pulled it out and I went for "Good luck in your new adventure."
The card background was stamped with the Brushstrokes background stamp. I picked the paper from the Carried Away Designer Series Paper (offered as a free gift with purchase during Sale-A-Bration) that shows the ground from above, because it just makes me smile - really cute and a great idea to go with the hot air balloons! I matted the paper with Night of Navy cardstock first, and then vellum second. I added Enamel Shapes to the four corners, and on the hot air balloon as well. Plus a little bit of Silver metallic thread for added interest, and two little clouds die-cut out of Whisper White cardstock.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Brushstrokes, Fleur de l'âge (Wild About Flowers)
Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Vellum
Designer Series Paper: Carried Away
Ink: Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
Accessories: Enamel Shapes (2016-2018 In Color, Regals, Subtles), Up & Away Thinlits Dies,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Metallic Thread, White Medium Envelope