Saturday, June 21, 2014

RetroSketches | Challenge #120

One of my favorite blogs is Susan Raihala's Simplicity by Late Blossom blog. I love her CAS style and her "use what you have" mentality. One of her personal goals is to use every image stamp she owns at least once. I love this idea, but I have a l-o-n-g way to go to use every single stamp image that I own! 

I don't know if it's realistic for me to have the same goal, but I've started by using some of my Stampin' Up! stamp sets. Field Flowers is one of those beautiful but unloved sets sitting on my shelf, and the big flowers worked perfectly for today's card. I know I'm not using my Stampin' Up! stamps as much because most don't have matching dies... but I remember the days before matching dies, and I was darn good at fussy cutting my stamped images. I wanted the flowers to have dimension, so I stamped the stems and leaves onto white cardstock, then stamped the flowers onto another sheet of white cardstock before fussy cutting them and adhering them with dimensional adhesive. 

(Supplies - Stamps: (Stampin' Up!) Field Flowers. (Papertrey Ink) Delightful Dahlia Additions. Ink: (Papertrey Ink) Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, Black. Patterned Paper: (Stampin' Up!) Green Stripe. (Papertrey Ink) Summer Sunrise patterns pack.(Studio Calico) Gray background. Gems & Pearls: Hero Arts. Other: Button, white thread.)

The sentiments from Delightful Dahlia Additions are some of my favorite. The combination of fonts work on so many types of cards. This one is particularly lovely, and I have a wonderful friend who will be on the receiving end of this card.  

Here is this week's Retro Sketches sketch. I hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.


TL Marzewski said...

I heart fussy cutting. :) Good for you going "old school". I love this card, that yellow ink is so yummy!

Erin said...

Thanks TL! PTI's harvest gold & summer sunrise inks layer beautifully.

Susan Raihala said...

I LOVE your fussy cutting and the happy, bright interpretation of the sketch! BTW old school is all I die cut machine, so no coordinating dies. Cutting by hand is relaxing!