Monday, October 27, 2014

SOG Retro Hello

Later this week, I will be jumping into Christmas cards. I want to gift a few card sets to family, and a couple of them I'll only get a chance to see at Thanksgiving. So, that means I've got just one month to finish those sets - and it's a month that's going to be extremely busy at work.

Since this will have me in "busy-must-create" mode, I wanted to take a little time and make a card just for fun. No special occasion, no specific theme. Just fun. I went with a slightly retro card, something bright and cheerful.

For this card, I'm using two Some Odd Girl digital stamps: 50s Mae and Skipping Tia. I started by printing them onto some cardstock, then coloring them in with my Copics. I then cut them out carefully and set them aside.

I wanted a fun and slightly funky background, so I pulled out My Favorite Things' Blueprints 15 dies. I cut a stitched rectangle out of Some Odd Girl's Sunshine Sorbet paper. I then used the wonky rectangle to cut a panel out of a paper from Lawn Fawn's Pink Lemonade collection. While I had my Bigshot out, I also die-cut a "hello" sentiment out of a scrap of red cardstock.

For the card base, I used Primitive Cream cardstock, cut and folded into a standard A2 card (4 1/4 by 5 1/2"). I adhered the two patterned paper panels to the base with my standard adhesive, then added Mae and Tia with foam squares. I adhered the hello die with Tombow mono-multi liquid glue.

As a last touch, I added 3 hexie dots to the bottom right corner.

Some Odd Girl 50's Mae, and Skipping Tia digital stamps
Some Odd Girl Sunshine Sorbet 6x6 patterned paper
Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade paper
My Favorite Things Blueprints 15 dies
The Crafter's Workshop Hello die
My Favorite Things Primitive Cream cardstock
Copics (E00, E11, E13, R20, R22, BG32, BG49, B32, B34, B37, BV25, BV29, R08, R46, R59, Y11, Y38, YR15, B000, B00, E51, E84, E44, E47, 0)
Sakura Gellyroll White Gel Pen
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Tombow Craft Dot Adhesive Runner (pink)
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Thin Foam squares
Some Odd Girl Hexie Dots wood veneer


  1. Fun, fresh, funky, retro, bright, happy, colourful - just some of the words which spring to mind when I look at your card. Beautifully coloured as always. The papers are so great! Thanks for the reminder to use my blueprints sets too. It's been a while. Hope you do make time to play during your busy season too. The downtime will do you good (and me too because then I get to see your amazing work. So Selfish! lol). hugs!

    1. *hugs!* Thank you, Kylie! I definitely plan on having time to play and get crafty. I don't want to work myself into a state of absolute exhaustion. I'd get nothing done, then!

      I can't wait to see you use those blueprint dies more. They do make things much easier on cards. I love not having to constantly measure and trim cardstock. :)

  2. This is adorable! Love the use of the girls, like sisters. Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl for our October Linky Party!!!

    1. Thanks, Melissa! That was my thought exactly, too. :)