I found a few minutes to play with one of the retiring hostess sets that I haven't used nearly enough. When I saw the sketch challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week I knew it would be a perfect fit for this set. Here is the sketch:
...and here is my card, featuring the Postage Collection Hostess set:
|Father's Day card featuring the Postage Collection Hostess set and the Off the Grid background stamp for HSS184|
To add texture to the card base I stamped the Off the Grid stamp (that's the one I'm going to miss most when it goes!) in Versamark and heat embossed in Early Espresso. I love the subtle texture it adds and the way it echoes the texture of the burlap ribbon. I used still more retiring product in the DSP, which is from the Soho Subway pack and the little button brads from the Vintage Trinkets.
|Inisde view with sentiment from the( NOT RETIRING!) Teeny Tiny Wishes set.|
On the inside I stamped the grid image once more in Early Espresso. I punched an Artisan Label from the Soho Subway DSP and layered it behind a Modern Label in Early Espresso and the stamped sentiment in Island Indigo, which is punched with the Word Window punch. I love layering my punches!