We had a lot of retirements at school this year, and this card is one that I made for a retiring VP. It uses a technique that I learned from another UK magazine, PaperCrafting. It involves outlining the stamped image with a really soft black pencil or charcoal. It gives a shadow to the image, and really makes it pop. The stamps are all SU: Everything Eleanor, Papaya Collage and You're a Gem. Colours are Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. I spritzed the card first with water and lightly dragged a sponge loaded with Crumb Cake into the water droplets to give the background some texture. A single line of embossed cross stitches gives the edge some definition.
Thanks for looking!