For Your Inspiration blog at the moment is this beautiful picture, and as soon as I saw it I knew what stamps I was going to use. As these stamps have never been inked before they also qualify for Judith's Forgotten Friday challenge as well. I'm glad to say that as I'm typing this the sky outside does match the photo, how long for is anyone's guess.
I stamped the image and coloured it using aqua pencils, then using an xcut die, cut out the image and a larger one in Centura pearl card for matting. I then used Broken China Distress Ink, and blended a little around the edge. Next I took a pale blue piece of card slightly smaller than A5 and again blended Broken China DI around the edge of that, working it into the centre a bit more. I then place some royal blur ribbon across the centre and some corners, cut from a Cherry Lyn die, onto the corners. Finally I place all of this onto an A5 white card base. I've decided at this point not to put a sentiment on the card, as it will go into my store cupboard, but looking at it I think it will make an ideal retirement card.
Thank you for taking the time to look.