Monday, 28 September 2015

Mix It Up Monday with a retro vibe



It’s Mix It Up Monday and, once again, I’m pushing the deadline right into the day. One day, when the house is straight again, I’ll get back to more efficient service, honest!


Today’s colour combo has quite a retro vibe so out came my “You’re So Vintage” stamp set as a starting point. As you can see, it didn’t make the final cut!

I tried to create the look of a vintage print using the Summer Silhouettes stamp set. I needed something tiny to put in the gaps and ended up doodling some little dots with my marker pens; very simple, but quite effective I think. 

I scrunched up a strip of cotton paper was very tightly, then opened it out for a nice creased effect, then created rough pleats along the back of the stamped strip, using Tear and Tape to hold it in place. 

You’re So Vintage was just too big for this card in the end, so I resorted to Tin of Cards; a really useful stamp set to have, even if you don’t have the tin kit. So there you have it… there would have been some white dots on the scallop circle, too, if I’d been able to find my chalk marker!

2 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous card...love the colour combo.
    I sympathise with your not being able to find things. I downsized three months ago from a big house with a fabulous stamping studio to a little home where I have to stamp in a bedroom that doubles as an office. Most of my stampin' stuff is still in boxes in the garage, with nowhere to put it when I do unpack. I've become very resourceful with whatever I can lay my hands on :-). At least you'll know where things are once the reno is finished. Looks like it's coming along nicely.
    All the best, Judy

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  2. Thanks, Judy! Hope you get unpacked soon!

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