When hubby and I went to our high school reunion last month (our thirtieth!!) we stopped by the restaurant where he had worked as a dish-washer all through school. It was strange to be back there. We walked past the payphones he called me on after each of his shifts. Remember payphones, anyone? Cell phones are sooooo much better.
As we were eating brunch, I told our waitress that hubby had worked there 30 years earlier and asked if he could take a quick look in the kitchen before we left. She was sweet enough to take both of us back there. It hadn't changed much. As we were paying, we found out from the hostess that the gentleman who had hired hubby almost 33 years ago had just retired in July. Today I finally got around to making the retirement card I had promised to do over a month ago.
--Sorry for the delay, Mister.--
The image is one I found on Free Dearie Dolls blog. If you've never been over there you have got to go check it out! Oodles of free digis and they are so cute!! I thought the chef with a bottle of wine would be perfect because the retiree had been the kitchen manager for well over 30 years at the Brown County Inn.
I kept the design very simple just opting to do a center step card for a little non-frilly interest. (The recipient is not a big bling kinda' guy.) The embossed card stock behind the chef was done with a Sizzix candy cane stripe folder. It's the largest in this assortment:
I placed the bit of paper in it diagonally, lining up the bottom edge with one of the stripes on the folder. Voila. Straight stripes from a candy cane folder. I'm sure that's not a new idea but I still feel better clever. Love to find new uses for my
Here are the other items I used in making this card:
Papers: Papertrey Ink and Recollections
Ribbon and brads: my stash
I did also use Glossy Accents on the wine bottle and glasses although it doesn't show in the photos. In order to do such a small area, I put a drop of Glossy Accents in the middle of the bottle and each of the glasses. Then I used the tip of a bamboo skewer to drag it around and fill in the areas I wanted to have a shine. I saw that in a YouTube video once but for the life of me cannot remember whose video it was so I'm unable to give the proper credit. My apologies to that crafter!
Here's a shot of the card straight on:
You can find this cute little guy in the following challenges: