Saturday, 8 March 2014

Retro Fresh


Happy Saturday! Stuart has a mountain of work to do today so I'm left to my own devices - housework and stamping it is then! We are having a BBQ later - yum yum! 

I'm playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge today. When I saw the sketch, I must admin, it filled me with fear. I have a real thing about wonky things, or things on a diagonal... sometimes they can look great but if you don't get it exactly right it can look really wrong. I'm definitely a straight line girl! But I was determined to give it a go.

I looked at the sketch but wasn't paying as much attention as I should have been and ended up switching up the two layered pieces. I think it looks okay like this too! 

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Banners, Geometrical
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron
DSP: Retro Fresh
Punch: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Merry Minis
Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessories
Other: White Gel Pen

I love the stripes and thought they'd make a great background on the card! Such scrummy colours! 

The scallop circles were distressed to look more fluffy and give a bit of texture to the card. 

The stars were a later addition that just seemed to fill in the space nicely. 

Hope you liked this short and sweet card today. 

Happy Stampin',


  1. I love how you used the sketch! This is such a great combination of colors and elements. Your details are awesome! The stars, the new twine and the scallop circle around the sentiment all made for the perfect, cheerful birthday card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Such a beautiful card!! The papers and colors are perfect!! And i love the little details!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!