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.
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!!