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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mentor/Peer Card

I made a card for my mentor/peer at work. He has been going through some rough times at work and personally, so I wanted to send him a card that said hang in there. I received this stamp in my summer kit (Hanging Edwin) and thought that it would be a great one to use. It seemed to go with the sentiment of... Hang in there, but better still he had been in the navy. Therefore, nautical theme works.

I have had this card in my head for a while. I wanted to use the seabackground and use acetate to create the image of a window. To do this I stamped and colored the image first. Then I stamped it again and only colored the outside part of the image. I cut out the middle or window on the image. Then I attached the acetate to the second image and put silver brads to imitate rivits on the porthole. I then layered this on the first image and popped it up using dimensionals. I was pleased with the result.

Here is the front of my card:

Here is a closer view of the image:

Following are the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Stampin' Up and Couture

Designer Series Paper: Stampin' Up

Ribbon: Stampin' Up

Brads: From Stash/Hobby Lobby

Acetate: From Stash

Coloring: Copic Markers (Sorry, I did not keep track of the colors that I used)

Rub Ons: American

I hope that you like my card. Leave me a message and tell me if you think the acetate worked to give it that window feel. Have a great stamping day!!

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Stampin Sheri said...

Very cute, you may have inspired me to color up this stamp as I also have it in my stash

KayBeHybrid said...

very cute card..
Hugs, Katrin

Kim said...

Very Nicely Done!! I'm sure your co-worker will love it!! TFS!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Nicely done Dawn. I'm sure your co-worker will appreciate the thought that went into this card. How very kind of you to think of him this way.

cabio's craft corner said...

cute card Dawn. It's so thoughtful of you making this card and I am sure your coworker would appreciate and cherish this card :o)