Sunday, June 15, 2014

RetroSketches | Challenge #119

Hi there! Today I have a card for this week's RetroSketches challenge

A while back I picked up an 8.5 x 11 inch "best of Maggie Holmes" paper pad from Michaels for $5 and it's been sitting, neglected, on my scrapbooking shelf since then. I love the feminine patterns and vintage papers, but I don't have a lot of girly photos to scrapbook. I pulled it out on Friday, hoping to use some of the papers for a card instead, and this is the result. 

I cut two of the patterns into strips, then alternated them on a piece of white cardstock. The vertical lines of the "I love you" paper give the look of the paper piecing of the sketch. After I adhered the paper strips, I adhere a piece of lightweight vellum on top to tone down the colors a bit. I stamped a polka dot circle from Simon Says Stamp's Cupcake Party stamp set and punched it out. The kraft/white butterfly is from Studio Calico's Bonjour kit. 

(Supplies - Stamps: (Papertrey Ink) Tag Its #1. Cardstock: (Neenah) Solar White. Patterned Paper: Maggie Holmes. Die: (Papertrey Ink) Double Edge Banner Die. Ink: (Memento Luxe) Rose Red. (Ranger) Archival Black. Kraft butterfly: (Studio Calico) Bonjour. Gems: (Studio Calico) Hello, Hello Main Kit. Button: (Studio Calico) Color Theory Pink Buttons. Other: Twine.)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day. Thanks for stopping by!


Nonni said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the collage look.

Virginia Lu said...

I absolutely LOVE this, Erin! Everything looks gorgeous in this!

TL Marzewski said...

Sweet card Erin! Love the stacked design.