Thursday, 24 July 2014

Sooner or Later

Hi and welcome to Freshly Made Sketch Challenge day!  This week, our hostess is the sweet and talented Amy.  She makes the most wonderful cards and uses the coolest color combos!



For my card, I used a Close to my Heart set which is a bit tongue-in-cheek.  As you can see I flipped the sketch so the lady wasn't looking off into nowhere. 



The retro, 1950's look really appealed to me.  I stamped the 50's housewife in Strawberry Slush and then clear embossed it a couple of times.  The two colored panels are dry embossed with the Needlepoint embossing folder, because of course a 50's woman would be a SAHM, stitching away during the day :)  My lady is popped up on dimensionals. The colors in the photo look like Really Rust and Crushed Curry, but they are actually Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight.



I used the colors from this week's Fab Friday challenge for my card today.


Thanks for visiting.  If you haven't checked out the rest of the design team's creations, be sure to pop over and visit the FMS blog.

Products used:

Stamps:  Mother's Day Occasions (CTMH)
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  Clear EP, Needlepoint EF, Corner Chomper, Enamel Dots, Rhinestones

Cheers
Karren

15 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Totally retro cool! Love that vibe......and somedays I look off into nowhere....lol!

Amy O said...

What a fun card! I love that sentiment, and it's oh, so true! I love your fab color combo too!

Jen said...

Those sorts of images always remind me of June Cleaver sashaying around the house in a similar dress while doing the housework. I, myself do the same thing so I can totally relate! Love, love, love the retro look of this.

Jen Brum said...

Love this card Karren! So fun and so true! I can't believe how much I quote my mom! Love those enamel dots! Can't wait to start using mine!!!

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, I NEED that sentiment for a card for my daughter! LOL! This is a fabulous card, Karren! Love the colors and how you rounded the edges of the panels. The needlepoint embossing is perfect for this woman of the 50's, too!

JD/ Jill said...

What a great card! I also love that sentiment and think it is so true!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This card really does have a cool retro feel to it - love the sentiment you've used - it really made me smile!

Greta said...

What a fun card, Karren! Love that you used the needlepoint embossing folder for your 50s woman!

Jen Timko said...

Too funny….and yes, we do!!! Love this!

Brian King said...

Karen, I love your card - and I love the way you've incorporated the colors from this FabFri challenge. Thanks for playing along with the FabFri color challenge this week.

Alison Barclay said...

Fabulous card! Love the retro feel and that sentiment....oh too true! :)

Rita Wright said...

Love the perfectly retro colors and LOVE the stamps. Too funny.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I like the strong and clean graphic feel of your card. Blessings!

Marla Reed said...

Cute! I love the retro feel of this card. The quote is too funny (and true)! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Amanda Mertz said...

Fun retro card!! The clear embossing and enamel dots are a great detail! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!