Friday, February 17, 2017

Celebrate Your Birthday Card - Retro Style

I love working with retro things, vintage embellishments and fun patterns so the monthly challenge at STAMPlorations is sah-weet for my cardmaking inspiration. 


I wanted to have some fun with the colors and patterns of the late 60s and early 70s so I broke out some of my vintagey papers. 




I chose this rich gold-brown and used a white pigment ink to stamp a subtle pattern using balloons from A Snarky Birthday to You.


I layered on funky patterned papers, adding some texture with with CUTplorations Art Edges for a little bit of visual interest. 


I used the CUTplorations Celebrate Word Die and double layered it for dimension, stamped a sentiment using SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Celebrate, scribbled on some x's using a white gel pen, and splashed the whole thing with some Picket Fence Distress Spray Stains. 


9 comments:

  1. Stunning design for this bright mixed media card!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a stunning card Becca - love it! ooops, am I showing my age or what, appreciating these retro images and papers????
    Blessings
    Maxine

    ReplyDelete
  3. Such a cool card Becca! Love that background!

    ReplyDelete
  4. this is very nice!

    hugs ,Fiki
    My little store: Crafty Kitty Cat Shop
    ≽ܫ≼

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, I love this fun retro card, Becca!!!! Wonderfully done!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  6. Well you've captured those late 60s and early 70s days perfectly in this card, Becca. Those fun(ky) papers work so well for your design. Brings back memories for me... The little 'x's' are a wonderful detail. And I love, love, love that 'celebrate' die cut. You've made a really fun card. Just love it! Bev

    ReplyDelete
  7. I loved those cross stitch borders! Gives a retro look- Cool!! :)
    Suchi xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for sharing, nice post! Post really provice useful information!

    Giaonhan247 chuyên dịch vụ order hàng mỹ với các sản phẩm vòng tay pandora hay sản phẩm nước hoa pháp từ dịch vụ mua hàng ebay ship về VN uy tín, giá rẻ.

    ReplyDelete