Triple Time Stamping and The Open Sea

Hi there

Last month one of our Directors who worked in the business resigned after 34 years.  He didn't want to use the word 'retirement' :)

I wanted to make a special leaving card for the staff to sign as he is a very special man.  I will miss our little chats in my office where we put the world to rights.  We have decided to book coffee catch ups so we don't loose touch.

I don't have many masculine stamp sets so borrowed The Open Sea from my good friend Julia.  This is what I created:

Rather than a card I made this little album which had blank pages inside.  This was good as I was able to add more pages as we ran out of writing space.  I used the Triple Time Stamping technique for the front.  The measurements are:
Whisper White - 14cm x 14cm, 10cm x 10cm and 6cm x 6cm
Cherry Cobbler - 10.5cm x10.5cm
Night of Navy - 6.5cm x 6.5cm

As Bob is a sailor in his spare time I also wanted to add some sort of knot.  This is my first attempt at a Sailors Knot - I think it turned out really well.

I had originally stamped 'Happy Retirement' on the front from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set but when I found out he wanted it called resignation I went on-line and got the RBG colours for Cherry Cobbler and created my own sentiment and stuck it on top of the stamped version.

Stamp - The Open Sea
Card Stock - Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
Other - Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Word Window Punch and Modern Label Punch

Check back tomorrow for my masculine team swap card.

Don't forget to put your clocks BACK an hour tonight and check the battery in your smoke alarms.