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
Accessories: white embossing powder, heat tool, Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon, stampin' dimensionals