A friend has just retired...and this stamp hasn't seen ink in quite a while.
On the top layer I used distress inks (crushed olive, peeled paint, forest moss, scattered straw and wild honey) over Studio 490 stencils (Dots & Stripes Borders, 3 Flourishes). In the center I stamped the sentiment (PSX G-2486) in Jet Black Archival Ink. I smeared brushed corduroy distress ink across my craft sheet and sprayed water on it. With a paint brush I picked up some of the diluted ink and flicked it across the card front.
A Martha Stewart flower punch was used on oatmeal colored ribbon. The top two layers were colored in scattered straw and wild honey; the third was cut into pieces and colored with peeled paint for the leaves. A small orange brad was used for the flower center. I sanded it before pushing it through the flowers then gave it a good whack with the hammer to flatten it.
I wonder how my friend will spend her time...gardening, reading, grandparenting....only time will tell!