Monday, August 10, 2009

retro happy birthday + 2S4U Laura's #32

here i have a post the day before i leave for Ecuador--ah! (no, i haven't started packing, but that's what i'm doing IMMEDIATELY after this post :D) this week over at 2sketches4you, Laura had a really cute sketch, and since i haven't played in a while, i thought i'd submit my card before taking an almost 2 week absence (don't worry, i've scheduled posts for when i'm gone--promise!)

here's the sketch:

as always, i tend to change the sketch to "make it work" for me, so this card wasn't any different.

for this card base, i decided to use kraft. i LOVE kraft paper... it's so *neutral* and *versatile* :D with all the loud colors i used on this card, i think the neutral was needed...

well, this is the first time i've ever done faux stitching on a card... not too bad, eh? (well, at least if you don't look closely.) i actually really like the composition of this card... it's the colors i'm somewhat iffy about, but still, i like trying things at least once.
so here's a shot of the embossed sentiment attached with a cute little clothespin + ribbon. oh, and the bling & pinking sheared edge are great too, huh? i like 'em!

and here's my finished card! the red behind the stacked squares looks really orange in this picture, but IRL it's not... don'tcha love that ruffly ribbon? i got it in a random bag pack from Impress Rubber Stamps in their clearance bin. oh! and that purple scalloped square is a cut from one of my Cricut cartridges. somehow i end up using one or two elements from Cricut cuts to make my cards... which is good for me. i just know that some people make cards ENTIRELY from cuts they've made with their Cricut.

the coolio patterned paper comes from DCWV's Mod-Retro stack (or is it Retro-Mod stack? can't remember), and isn't it a great 70's flashback? not that i was alive to know... but! see that print behind the button? the words? that's part of a page i ripped out of a book.

it's a cool card. i like it. i'll have to find a special recipient. what do you think? nice or meh? thanks for commenting, i love reading 'em!

11 comments:

celi.a said...

Gorgeous! Great color combo, and I love the layering of word paper with plaid. Nice card!

cheryln said...

such a great card! love the scallops and the stitching and the colors and well EVERYTHING!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Like the purple and orange! Great card!

Laura Davis said...

Ginny this is adorable and so much fun! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Shemaine Smith said...

What a cute card Ginny! I love your profile pic! You look like a breath of fresh air!

Heidi Van Laar said...

So cute! What a great color combo!

(-: Heidi

KimmyS said...

Very pretty. Love the colours and your design

Thanks for playing with us at http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/

fabricbutterfly said...

Love the ruffly ribbon, just a wonderful card!!!

Savitri said...

What a super duper cute card! Love how you used the sketch and ribbon treatment is just awesome!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!!!

Janelle said...

Lots of fun details and colors on your card! Hope you're having a great time in Ecuador!