Nova Scotia here we come!
I guess we’ve all had to say goodbye to a close friend or family member who was moving away. It can be so bitter sweet: while we don’t want to see them go, we are happy for those who move away to take on new challenges, start new careers, or follow a life-long dream. The card I’m showing you today was for a couple of empty-nesters who are following their dream of living on the east coast of Canada–from the bustling city of Mississauga to a quiet country retreat in Nova Scotia. Ah, can’t you just hear the lapping of the waves and chirping of the crickets? Below is the card I made for my customer to give to their best friends at the farewell party.
First off, it’s an “easel card” which, as its name says, stands up like a painting on an easel. I found this awesome textured card stock at Michael’s and it had just the right look and feel for an east coast farewell card. The card is 6″ x 6″ when closed flat.
I can’t remember, offhand, where I bought the lighthouse image, but I coloured it with my Copic markers and added some sparkle on the sun-dazzled waves and along the side of the lighthouse. The sentiment, which is just perfect for the occasion, is a Dr. Seuss quote (he has the best quotes!), which I bought at the Silhouette online store. I added a compass (also from Silhouette) and a real wood fence. Here’s a side view that shows off the easel effect.
I love to write the verses or sentiments for the inside of my cards so that they are uniquely tailored for the recipients and the occasion.
Here is what the card looks like when it’s open all the way–you can see two panels for special messages. It’s a bit blurry, but I think you get the idea.
As with all Globug Ideas cards, I created a custom envelope, which I always make to look as pretty as the card inside. On this one, I added some baker’s twine, a couple of seashells and a tiny key (to their new home!)
I hope my like my east coast farewell easel card and that it inspires you to create a unique card for someone in your life.
Thanks, so much, for dropping by. I hope you will visit again, soon!