Friday, June 04, 2010

Retro Chick

This week Lou is setting the Polkadoodles Challenge and it is her anniversary so Happy Anniversary to you.  She would like to see our retro Anniversary cards....

Well I am a retro chick at heart, I love the whole 50's rockabilly style so had a whole card sorted, crack on with it - was really pleased with the result so went to upload it then noticed the crucial word "ANNIVERSARY CARD"

Poo! my card was NOT one of them. Except of course not it was 5 to midnight and I was stressed and tired, and my design couldnt be easily altered *sob*

So I rapidly made a new card so I apologise now for the simplicity and bad design of it as well as the shocking iphone picture as my camera batteries also died. I have had one of them days so shouldnt have been surprised really.

So on with the card.....

I used the Sugar Birdies CD and used the classic 50's motifs of red/white polkadots and cherries.

I cut the red polkadots with my nestabilities labels die. Then a smaller label of white cardstock. I cut out the largest cherry set on the stampies image and coloured it in with promarkers. I then covered the cherries with Glossy Accents (which takes soooo long to dry!)

I then cut a rectangle of the polkadots to mat my stamped sentiment which came from the Flutterby Fairy stamps. I also traced the largest cherries and leaves onto Shrink plastic and coloured using my promarkers, once it had shrunk I attached it to a strip of ribbon using wire.

Dont forget to check out the rest of the design team and also say a HUGE welcome to the new members of the design team.

Take Care all



Tracy said...

I adore this because I love anything with cherries on and my favourite colour is, yes you guessed it RED!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nettie said...

Fab card Tracie. Glad to hear those kind of days don't just happen to me!!xx

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Sometimes the simple cards are the nicest. It's really lovely Tracie.

Luv Dee xxx