Friday, August 9, 2013

Best of Luck... So long... Goodbye!

Hola!
Happy Friday!

I was sooooo waiting for today! LOL... as always.  Friday is a great day, what can I say?

This is a quick post to share with you a card I made for a co-worker who decided to move to New York.  A group of co-workers will sign the card and will give it to him today.  He is such a good person and we will really miss him.  I made the card trying to show a little bit of what we know about him, mixed with our good wishes and thoughts for this new journey he's decided to take.  His name is Juan and he's a Finance guy.



Here are some details.  The bundle of numbers is a stamp from Unity Stamp Co. (I also used it in my previous post; you can see it HERE).   I pretend it to be an obvious reference to Juan's finance background. The circle with the words "choices" and "decisions"was cut using Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge.  I combined two circles with words to be able to have both words in the same circle.



I also used these stamps from Stampin' Up as an advice to him (Enjoy... life, the little things, every moment).


This beautiful sentiment from Unity Stamp Co is also added as an advice... "Scatter Sunshine all along the way", as a reference to the journey he is starting soon.
The works "chicken", "pizza", and "tacos" are a reference to the industry we work for, which is foodservice.  These alphabet stamps are from Inkadinkado.


One of the corners combines a stamp from Inkadinkado (Best of Luck) with another one from Unity Stamp Co (the background with playing cards symbols).


I also added the "think" and "dream big" message from same cartridge "Graphically Speaking", and tried to play with the words adding "NYC" and the apple stamp from Unity Stamp Co.  So it should read "think, dream Big Apple".  An obvious reference to the place he is moving to.


Something very peculiar about this guy is that he works in the finance area, but he actually studied culinary arts too...so he's a chef.  Then I draw this chef hat and cut to add a detail in reference to that fact.  The square background is a stamp from Glitz Designs, and I draw on some of the squares for a crafty drawing look.


There are some other stamps... like the sentiment "wherever you go, go with all your heart" from Unity Stamp Co.; and the heart to which I added glossy accents, from Inkadinkado.

And stickers, ink, washi tape, cardstock, baker's twine, glitter... and lots of love and good wishes.


I like that there's a lot going on in this card but it's all trying to communicate a message or represent something specific.

I hope he likes the card, but mostly I hope he finds success and happiness in NYC!



Tks for your comments.  Have a great weekend.


26 comments:

Jen said...

What a great card for your co=worker! How sweet of you to make this for him!

Marsha said...

Very creative and he will know you put a lot of thought into it.

Cynthia said...

I'm sure your co-worker will enjoy this, Myra. Great details and colors!

Kary said...

Myra, what a fun card!! Love the collage you created, the little details are so special. Your colleague will love it. Happy weekend!!

Angeline Choo said...

What a fun card Myra! Love the variety of stamps used here!

Ruby said...

Very nice card. I am sure your co worker loved it. Very creative.

jennifer mitten said...

Great card - he sounds like a talented guy and he is lucky to have made such good friends....

Rachel W K said...

wow this is amazing! i love all the great elements you included in one card! juan will love it :)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

8upscrapin said...

what a special card ,, love all the detail you added , thx for the inspiration.

Kris said...

What a great personalized going away card.

Meredith Adolf said...

Oh, what a neat and thoughtful going away gift to make for someone!

Laurie said...

Such a lot of thought and detail went into your card! He is sure to appreciate such a thoughtful gesture.

Linda said...

What a fun and cool card.

Tenia Nelson said...

Totally RAD!! :)

cinmfoster said...

Fabulous card, love all the bits and pieces to it.
cindy f

Emily said...

Sweet style!!

Gaylynn said...

Very cool with so much detail. :)

Danie May said...

What a fabulously fun farewell card incorporating all these wonderful details. I am sure your co-worker is going to love it.

angie blom said...

This is great, love your collage of stamps and other elements!! She is going to love it!

Lisa H. said...

soooo many great details. this is really thoughtful and a cute card. I am sure your co-worker will really enjoy it.

JPScraps said...

Awesome card! I LOVE your use of the stamps!

Lindsey said...

What a great, collage-y card! So much fun, and love how you personalized it.

Julie Odil said...

This is a very well thought-out card!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Such a great card, and I just know the co-worker will totally appreciate it!

Donna Mack said...

This card is AWESOME! I ♥♥♥ the layering of stamps and all the fun colors!

Michelle said...

What a cool card! I love all the little messages to him!