Monday, July 15, 2013

Retro Birthday Card

Hello All!

Happy Birthday Shanna!

She is turning the big 3-5 today and she is into the retro designs.  Guess what theme I went with for her card?

I adore retro papers and stamps.  There is a timeless beauty and good, heartwarming, back-to-basics, home style feel to it.  The colors and patterns and life just draws me in.  In the birthday card I tried to capture some of my favorite aspects of retro design.  I hope you like it!

Almost all of the paper is Crate Paper's Bridesmaids collection.  On the calendar I put tasks such as "Me Day", "Hair" and "Buy New Shoes" (Shanna loves shoes).  The stamped image was fussy cut and adhered to the embossed (Retro Kitchen) die cut.  I had to add a bow for a little elegance. 

The inside background was from a scrap piece of paper.  (The inside photo looks incorrect because the distressed edges were really not that dark.)  The stamped sentiment seemed to be made for this card.

Thanks for stopping by!  And thank you so much for taking the time to leave comments.  I really appreciate it.  :)

Materials used:

  • Crate Paper Bridesmaids
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder Retro Kitchen
  • Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Classic Scalloped Ovals SM
  • Clear Art Stamps, Coffee & Tea
  • 7 Gypsies Stamp set IC0171 (inside sentiment)
  • Copic markers 
  • TH Distress inks Vintage Photo, Antique Linen
This card is entered into the following challenges:


  1. LOVE the embossed oval behind the awesome retro image. This is perfect!!

  2. What a cute and fun card! I'm sure Shanna will love it! I love the layout and the inside sentiment!

  3. Super cute! The layers are great and I love those retro colours, but if 35 is vintage, than I guess I'm OLD!!!
    P.S. Thanks for Sunday, River and I had a great time!

  4. This is so awesome!! I love the papers and vintage image!! What a fabulous card - your friend will love it!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. It was totally perfect! I LOVE the expression on that vintage gal's face!


Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment...I really appreciate it!
Have a happy crafty day!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...