I got word in the mail last week that our dentist has decided to retire. She ran a one-woman dental office with very personal service. The staff has been fabulous and knows us by name and asks about our kids and our vacations. It is sad to have her go but know that she has given much service over the years. I decided to make her a happy retirement card and turned to The Paper Variety’s current sketch challenge to come up with my design.
Check out the sketch
stamp, cardstock, blue pattern paper, paper flowers: Stampin’ Up
punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
resin flowers: Making Memories
pearls: Want 2 Scrap
other pattern papers: stash
I scaled the sketch down to fit the size of a card and eliminated a few elements to prevent overcrowding. As you can see I replaced the stars with flower elements for a feminine feel and I chose colors and patterns with a more vintage feel since her whole office was decorated in vintage items: doll houses, curios and wall papers. I will drop it off in her office for the staff to deliver to her as a new dentist has already taken over her practice. Here’s hoping the new dentist is just a nice!