Alpine retirement...........

This card reminds me of our holiday in the Rocky Mountains! I was asked by Debbie (hubby's secretary) to make a couple of retirement cards for two colleagues who were retiring in June. This one was for a doc who skis in his spare time. I have a couple of cards with ski-ing related images on- skis' boots, ski poles etc, but I wanted to do something different. Then I found this great ski-lift image along with a snow-capped mountain range complete with trees. I kept to my usual 'commission card' layout using paper from my stash and white textured cardstock. The mountain range was cut from grey cardstock and white glittercard, and the trees from green cardstock. I prepared a central panel from white cardstock with a strip of blue adhered across the top. The mountain was adhered with foam tape over the join in the cardstock. The ski-lift was cut from black cardstock and adhered to the panel with foam tape. I added a length of silver card diagonally across the 'sky' tucking it under the top of the ski-lift. This gives the effect of the lift being suspended from a wire. Although they can't be seen in the photo I added some ski trails with glitter on the white portion of the centre panel. The wording was cut from bluey-green shimmer cardstock shadowed with silver mirri card. It was adhered to the crd with foam pads. Some silver card candi completes the card.
Carts used:
Mountain and ski-lift- Dude!
Sentiment-George (haven't used that one in a good, long while!)
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