Friday, June 29, 2018

My Inky Friends Design Challenge #7: Not Old, Retro

When Rhonda picked out this sketch, I thought, "Cool!" I love that square. Then, I was totally overwhelmed by all my options and had a tough time designing. My desk was covered in sets, papers, and inks! But this is the result of my creative process:

I love this card! It's a creation that I am amazed I designed. All me. So cool. That's the beauty of Stampin' Up!'s catalogs. The original inspiration is nothing like what I created, but the elements of the sketch are still there. Plus, the night this magic happened, I got a bit of creative time, which is healing. 

The background is a piece of the Graceful Glass Designer Series Vellum. I used my Bermuda Bay Light and Dark and my Pineapple Punch Blends to color the vellum, leaving some white space. When placed on the Coastal Cabana background, the Pineapple Punch looks more like Lemon Lime Twist, so I used Lemon Lime Twist as part of my swirls. The other swirl is Coastal Cabana and I cut them using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlit dies. The stamp set is called Free Cake and I love it's humor. My Stampin' Celebrations group has been asking for funny adult cards and I think this fits the bill. 

My final touch was adding the Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the make a vertical rectangular element. They really reflect light and complete the card. 

Here is the My Inky Friends sketch challenge.

Join us! We'd love to see what this challenge inspires you to make!

Happy Stamping! Sara


  1. This is awesome! I love all the colors and the sparkle of the sequins. It's funny to think that the boom box is retro. I still have one in the garage. Cool card!

  2. Love it :-) love your color choice and the sequins.


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