Saturday, 7 November 2015

Beach Babe

Hi and welcome!  It's a beautiful Spring day here today - the doors and windows are open and fresh air is flowing through the house.  Just glorious!

I must have had the approaching summer in my head when I made this card.  Friday Mashup are looking for a decades-themed card and when I was looking through my stamps, I came across a set from CTMH that had never seen ink.  I used the sketch from The Challenge and the colors from ColourQ to make this card:

When I first saw the colors at ColourQ, I decided to run as fast as I could in the other direction.  But then when I saw the images, I thought these colors were retro enough to work with these 50's inspired stamps.  I had to dig out my SU cardstock, which I haven't used in quite some time to get the right color matches.

I started by die-cutting three panels using the Horizontal Stitched Stripes dies.  I then used some tape to adhere them together before stamping the World Map background using Versamark.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

The central image was stamped in black onto Island Indigo cardstock and again on Raspberry Ripple cardstock.  I used a stitched circle die to cut a spotlight and adhered that to the blue panel, which was then adhered to a notebook die-cut.  Three tiny banners were adhered to the side and the whole piece was mounted on foam tape.

This is definitely not my normal sort of card, but it was fun to make!  Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Bright Sunshiny Day (CTMH), World Map (SU)
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White, Raspberry Ripple, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Island Indigo, Black
Dies:  Stitched Circles (Lil' Inkers), Horizontal Stitched Stripes (MFT), Blueprints 8 (MFT), Spiral Notebook Page (PTI)



Geri said...

GREAT CALL on the retro images! Totally work with the sketch! I love your stamped 'map' designer paper and the cool retro image! Fabulous colors and fabulous notebook die! It was a pleasure visiting your blog. Thanks for joining in the fun at The Challenge :)

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Beautiful spring day? Approaching summer? You're killing me here! Although it's been unseasonably warm here I know that it's a cruel joke and four feet of snow is just around the corner. :( But enough about the weather...your retro card is very cool. The eclectic colors are perfect for that image.

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh, I long for Spring weather. It isn't even winter yet, I am dreading it. LOL! SO happy you are enjoying pretty day! Your retro card is so FUN! Love the beach image and the color blocking! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge this week! XX

Tara Bourgoin said...

Great interpretation of all challenges! I love that totally vintage image you used, and the colours are fabulous (especially those bright banners sticking out from the side). Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

Darnell said...

I love your comment about the colors and running the other way, Karren! But you were right to proceed because your card looks fantastic in these colors! Thank you so much for playing along at The Challenge. I love that you flipped the sketch for your creation!! Hugs, Darnell

Nance said...

Using those colors with those stamps really knocked it out of the park! So gorgeous! Great layers and dies packaged together for one really fabulous card! Thanks for playing The Challenge! Hope you play again soon!

Anita said...

This is such a fun and pretty card! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge this week!

Antonia said...

Hi Karren, The retro image works so well with eclectic colors and the color blocking! Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at The Friday Mashup! Hugs Antonia

Lisa said...

Great job mashing up the challenge! Love the notebook die and the fun retro image!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Norma said...

Lovely card and love the image. Thank you for joining us over at Friday Mashup.

Valérie said...

Fabulous card, Karren! Love the retro stamp you used. Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup. Valérie

brrenwick said...

You are right...these colors do have a very retro feel to them! Perfect for that retro beach stamp! Thanks for playing along with us at Friday Mashup!