Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Retirement

Tomorrow, June 1st, Stampin' Up! is releasing its list of retiring stamp sets to make room for new goodies in the new Idea Book & Catalog coming out July 1st. Also retiring is one of my relatives but the only stamp set I have related to retirement is retired itself! So I dusted off "Congrats" from Sale-a-Bration earlier this year. I wanted to create something kind of organic-looking so I opted for the bamboo image from "Embrace Life" and stuck with a monochromatic theme of Mellow Moss and Old Olive.

I originally started with a very subtle tone-on-tone look using Old Olive ink for the bamboo and sentiment, but then decided that white embossing would really make it pop! Hope you like it and, more importantly, I hope Claire likes it!

Stanps: Embrace Life, Congrats (retired)
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Old Olive
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: white embossing powder, heat tool, Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

1 comment:

Jana O'Brien said...

I love the way the embossing pops on the Old Olive cardstock!


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