Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Retro Birthday Card

Hi!

On Day 8 of  Stretch Your Stamps 2Nichol Magouirk made a card using graphic stamps that inspired me to finally ink up this great stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

Retro Birthday Card | Small T Creations

This card was a bit of a challenge for me. I always love the cards that other people make with graphic stamps, but somehow I don't tend to choose these stamps myself when I sit down to make a card.

If I would make this card again, I would probably change out the light yellow color. I still think the card looks cute as it is in real life, but you can barely see the yellow outline shapes in the picture.

I stamped all the shapes in three summery colors of Hero Arts shadow inks (Mint Julep, Passion Flower and Soft Yellow). The Hero Arts inks are by far my favorite inks! I stamped the birthday with Versamark Ink and heat embossed using this amazing embossing powder.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,
Tone

Challenges: Simon Monday Challenge: Anything Goes, Simon Wednesday Challenge: Summer, Addicted to CAS: # 45 GeometricCure For The Monday Blues Challenge #27 (colors on the vases), One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #8: Shades of Summer (Shades of Summer #5)

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20 comments :

  1. Graphic is very difficult for me to work with as well Tone. I have yet to complete anything for those two days of class:(
    Your color palette is so soft and feminine. I like the yellow as it's lightness adds interest and movement to your pattern.
    Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura Jane! I'm very happy to hear that you like it! :-)

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  2. Utterly delightful! I adore the colors and composition! You rock at this graphic design style! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  3. Your card is so fabulous with the pastel colors! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS~

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  4. I have always liked this stamp set, but don't own it. I think you did "graphic" very well!

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    1. Thank you! :-) I've had it for quite a while, but this is the first time I use it. The class really helped me to finally make a card with it.

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  5. Wat een geweldige kaart! Hou erg van de zachte kleuren die je hebt gebruikt! Bedankt voor het meedoen met Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  6. This is so soft and gorgeous :) love the clean and crisp stamping, Thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

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  7. Tone, this is one of my favorite stamp sets ever, and I adore what you've done with it! The effect is so soft because of the colors and the movement of the design across the card reflects really good placement. Thanks so much for playing along with the OLS Challenge! I hope to see more of your work in the future!

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan! I'm very happy you like my card, and I really appreciate your feedback on it! :-)

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  8. Pretty! I was just looking at this set the other day, I haven't used it in a long time! Gorgeous use of the colours!

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  9. What an eagle eye you have to pick out the vase and its colours! The composition of your card is totally perfect too! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

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    1. Thank you, Taheerah! Haha, yes even though the vases are quite small in the picture, I was drawn to them because of the colors! :-)

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  10. Tone, this is very tender card! Congrats on entering Top 3 at Addicted to CAS!

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    1. Thanks a lot! I'm so happy about this! :-)

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