Sunday, February 9, 2014

Retro Valentine Trio

One just wasn't enough.  I got on a roll and had to make a trio of retro Valentine cards using the Retro Fresh products and the Crazy Mixed Up Love stamp set.  One card was the one I shared yesterday, and the other two are new projects.

Aren't they cute?  You've got to admit that Crazy Mixed Up Love is a great set for light-hearted, funky Valentine cards.  Let's take a closer look at the two new designs.

  • This one was created for Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #122 and also features the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper and the same colour palette as yesterday, but with more emphasis on the So Saffron.  I also added a little Woo Hoo! from Just Sayin', presumably exclaimed by the one who gets to pucker up!  It was die cut using the Word Bubbles Framelits.
  • Here's the Freshly Made Sketches challenge sketch:
  • I used the Deco Labels Collection framelits and the 2 3/8" Scallop Punch to provide a backing for my pucker-up lemon.  I added a few little hearts from the Just Sayin' stamp set in Tangerine Tango to add some pop to the otherwise subdued citrus fruit.
  • The So Saffron background is embossed using the Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Here's the last of the trio, a tribute to the icon fashion item of the seventies, Bell bottoms:

  • This was a super fun card to make because I had to create the bell bottoms from scratch.  I folded some scrap paper in half and sketched half a pair of pants, then cut them out, opened the fold and voila!  A great template for bell bottoms!
  • To add detail to them, I used Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape for a bottom border and some pocket inserts.  Then I did some paper piercing using the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack and the Piercing Tool.
  • The Hung Up Cute Clips had the perfect hanger to use with the sentiment from Crazy Mixed Up Love.
  • And do you see more washi tape?  I'm loving that stuff now.  I created a little tag by rounding the corners of a Very Vanilla rectangle, and stamped the sentiment on it with Baked Brown Sugar ink.
  • The backing is another 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punched from So Saffron.  Don't you love the little diamond pattern from the Retro Fresh DSP?
  • The wooden mini-clothespins are from the Heartfelt Banner Sale-A-Bration Kit which you can earn free with a $60 order during Sale-A-Bration.  The twine is from another Sale-A-Bration set called Sweet Sorbet Accessories Pack.

To purchase any of the products listed below used to make this project, simply click on the links which will take you directly to my On-Line Stampin' Up!  Store, where you can view the products and make a purchase if you like.  You can have it delivered right to your door!

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