Ok so the score is one out of two so far, for my predictions of retiring stamps ... and on to the next challenge over at In Love With Stamping, which is:
Tone on tone - a light and dark tone of a colour, but your choice of colour.
I chose yellows for my Rose is a Rose card:
Stamp sets: A Rose is a Rose, Sincere Salutations (sentiment)
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Ink: Barely Banana, Summer Sun
Other: Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool
I started with a 5" square card blank in Barely Banana. Using the small detail flower stamp with Summer Sun ink I stamped a random pattern onto Summer Sun card to use as a background layer. The top layer of Barely Banana was paper pierced around all edges with the mat pack and faux stitching added with the fine end of a Summer Sun marker. I added the sentiment in Summer Sun ink. The base roses are stamped in Barely Banana ink onto Whisper White card and then overstamped with Summer Sun using a stamp-a-ma-jig for alignment. They were cut out and popped up on dimensionals.
... and A Rose is a Rose is retiring ... and as Meatloaf famously sang, two out of three ain't bad!
Have a great weekend.