Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Retro : Sisterhood Challenge

I have a confession. I can't seem to do anything remotely vintage, so I did a little take on the 'retro' side of The Sisterhood Challenge this week. There was a Color Challenge on Splitcoast a few weeks ago (CC372) that was More Mustard, Early Espresso and Pool Party. The problem, however, is that I couldn't find any Early Espresso other than the stamp pad and Pool Party?! Forget about it! So I went with the closest matches based on the samples...some Chocolate Chip and Taken with Teal. The dessert side of the challenge was to make your own designer paper, which I've done with the square image from Verve's Happy Hello. The main sentiment is from Birthday Wish.

The card was created for my cousin...I knew it was going to be late arriving, since I actually mailed it on his birthday, so I kept it pretty clean and simple. MrP really liked the colors and simplicity, so I'm hoping my cousin did, too. Nothing to frilly on this card, that's for sure. Plus, it was perfect for the mail!

The sketch was from VLV May Week 1, as you can see below.

Head over to The Sisterhood of Crafters to give our Vintage/Retro challenge a try and you'll be entered for a chance to win three digital images from My Heart's Pieces.


  1. I totally thought that it was store bought patterned paper! Looks so awesome :) Great layout and super perfect for a guy! Love the easy to mail cards :)

  2. gorgeous colours and background! I've used that sentiment more than once! LOL It's very useful! I know it will be appreciated :) Great use of the sketch too :)

  3. You definitely captured the retro theme perfectly!

  4. This looks so cool! I, too, thought you bought this paper but you stamped it, very retro 70-ies indeed! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, really appreciate this. Take care, Ira


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