I had a male birthday card to make, didn't particularly want to use High Tide or Nailed It (retired) so where to go for inspiration? ..... Pinterest! I liked the style of a few cards, so combined them all and created this card using elements from four stamp sets - Number of Years, Colourful Seasons, Happy Birthday Gorgeous .... and yes, a little bit of High Tide!
I started by masking off the edges of a piece of Whisper White card and gently sponging a variety of blues and pinks.
I then added the sandy area and grasses.
This was followed by the autumnal leaves, the numbers and text stamps.
Lastly I added the adironak chairs. I've owned a pink one myself for a few years which is where I got some of my inspiration (here in the UK retirement age is 65 and I thought the chairs indicated relaxation).
Originally, the card had been all white but once I'd finished, I realised I'd created the card front upside-down! So cut off the front, bringing in a couple of the colours from the stamping and matted on Tangerine Tango before finally using Soft Sky as the card base.