Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy Retirement

My dad retired last week, after a rewarding 34 year long career as a Firefighter.  Although I know he's going to enjoy all the benefits of retirement, he's also going to miss going to the station and going out on calls - he honestly LOVED what he did.

While looking for an image to use for his card I came across, The Paper Shelter's - Adorable Firefighter which could not have been any more perfect.  Since my dad is an engineer (drives the fire engine), his helmet is yellow, so I colored his helmet and bunker gear with Copics to match what he wears.  I then fussy cut the image and popped it up with foam dots.  I paired True Black and Kraft cardstock with designer papers from Echo Parks (All About a Boy) and used my Perfect Layer's tool to create the mats.   The cityscape was made using a MFT Solid Skyline die-namic and the sentiment is from Your Next Stamp.

Copics Used:
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E50, E93
Hair: E50, E31, E35, E29
Bunker Gear: E35, Y26, YR24, Y23, Y21
Boots: C9, C7, C5, C3
Nozzle/Medallion: YR23, Y13, Y11
Hose: E43, E42, E41
Hydrant: R39, R27, R24, R14, R20

I just had to bring the kids up to the fire station one last time so that they could play with Grandpa.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Patty Sue 2 said...

I love what you did with this cute image. Your card is adorable and I know your dad will love it. Please thank him for me, I think firemen are wonderful and they give so much to aid others.

michelle C said...

I love the image the colours work so well together, thanks for inspiring me.

scrappingnana said...

Fabulous card. Love the cute image and the scene you created.
Happy Retirement to your Dad.

Jean Bullock said...

This is darling. What a cool dad!

Simply Sandy said...

What an awesome card for your dad! Love all the texture and coloring! Can't wait for your class.

Lori Aragon said...

Fabulous card Wendy! Soooo perfect for your dad :)

Lissa said...

What a beautiful card! I LOVE the coloring! I'm sure your Dad will treasure it!

Theresa said...

congrads to your dad! my sister works for orange county too. first omg you look like your father :) and second of course what a great card. I love the yellow combo with the copics I am gonna go find something to color yellow to play with this THanks.

Donna said...

OMG Wendy ... what an adorable card for your dad (I loved mom's too). Your coloring is always spot-on and you could not have found a more perfect image. Just fabulous. :-)

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness what a FABULOUS retirement card for you Dad!! Love the sweet image and your AWESOME coloring Lady! Bet he loved this for sure! Super pics too!

Big hugs

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