Card Making, Copic markers, Crafts, Homemade, Lawn Fawn, Retirement, Summer

A Relaxing Retirement Card

To make the Tiki Bar on this card, I followed the instructions by Tammy Stark from the Lawn Fawn Design Team. (She comes up with such great ideas!) I adjusted the measurements to end up with a smaller hut so that it would fit on a 5×7 card. I’ll include my changes below. To read her original instructions, check out the post on the Lawn Fawn blog here:

For my hut, I used the roof from the Scalloped Treat Box Spring House Add On and I cut about 1.5 inches off the width. For the bottom section of the hut, I used the inside negative rectangle left over from cutting a Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame (the second smallest frame). I trimmed off about 1.5 inches from the width of the rectangle and about 0.5 inches from the height of the rectangle. The side “pole” pieces were about 1.25 inches long (but it would’ve actually been easier if they were a little longer so I had more to work with when attaching them to the roof!) and the strip across the top of the bottom section was about 2.5 inches long.

Although I have many areas that could be improved upon, I still think this card will be a nice gift for an upcoming retirement. 😊

Materials used:

  • Lawn Fawn Cloudy Stencil
  • Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy distress oxide inks
  • Tim Bolts distress marker spritzer
  • Copic marker E37 (for the sand speckles)
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Borders
  • Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean distress oxide inks
  • Water spray bottle
  • Lawn Fawn Clear embossing powder
  • Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box Spring House Add On
  • Lawn Fawn Woodgrain cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames
  • Lawn Fawn Walnut ink
  • Lawn Fawn Grassy Border
  • Lawn Fawn Cilantro cardstock
  • Scattered Straw distress oxide ink
  • Lawn Fawn Smitty’s ABCs
  • Lawn Fawn Woodgrain patterned paper
  • Lawn Fawn Palm Trees
  • Lawn Fawn Kraft cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Chocolate Bar cardstock
  • Brushed Corduroy and Mowed Lawn distress oxide inks
  • Lawn Fawn On The Beach
  • Lawn Fawn Make Lemonade (for the glass with the lemon)
  • Lawn Fawn Dandy Day (for the mouse)
  • Lawn Fawn Crazy Antics (for the can)
  • Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Summer (for the pineapple)
  • Lawn Fawn Ahoy Matey (for the parrot)
  • Lawn Fawn Critters In The Jungle (for the leaves)

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