Before I get to my cards, I want to say thank you to Amy Tsuruta for orchestrating an amazing Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop. If you haven't heard of it, or want to join in next time, and yes, there will be a next time, click on the above link for more information. Amazing cards, amazing sponsors, and above all, an amazing Amy.
Onto the cards. Three of them to be exact. And a few challenges, of course. Let's start out with my card for Retro Sketches. This one is for my grandson Christopher. As fine a young man as you'll ever meet. Wish you all could. Nice, handsome, hard working, fun, and just a wonderful young man. I'd like him even if he weren't my grandson.
Thought this would work well for a more masculine card.
Lots of dies here. Michaels white base, and I've used it for the flags too. MFT, WPlus9, PPP, MB dies. AE and SC stamps, scraps of dp, SC star sequins, and Doodlebug enamel dots. Had a blast making this one. Thanks to Jeni and Arielle over at RS for the inspiration.
Next up is a card for The Challenge. Wait till you see the inspiration photo. So many possibilities to be found in it!
I need that dresser! It would so match in my bedroom!! Anyway, here's what my brain came up with.
My chalkboard technique is horrid, so I went with the vertical lines of the "mirror", and concentrated on the leaves and the pinks in the photo. RC and AE dies. AE sentiment stamp in ME Smoke ink. AE flowers stamped in SG ink, and colored with Copics. I made a stencil with an old Sizzix die, and used PTI and SG inks to fill. A scrap of pinky vellum. I think that's all... Pretty EZ and super fast.
And last, but not least is a card for As You See It, and a new to me challenge where good friend Darnell is Guest Designer; Retro Rubber Challenge - Tie It On. Had to give this a shot.
My card will be sent to granddaughter Haylee, who went to prom in last month. Her dress was in this color family. The little sweetie sent grandpa some photos, and he wanted a special card to write back to her and say thanks. Dang! Those kids grow up so fast...Anyway, here's what I made:
My 'hello' stamp is from TT, and is about a year or so old. Love the font on this! I used the AE die again after joining the two papers together, and the bottom one is a scrap, so I can't tell you who made it. The top one is from a 6x6 pad from Fancy Pants. Could you hear the screams? I tore the legs off this MME brad and used a pop dot to mount it. Some random sequins, which matched really well, and the very last piece of SU seam binding (sniff, sniff) and done. I left the bow all messy, as it seemed to call for it. My brain works that way sometimes...
And since I've held you captive long enough, I'll stop now. Happy dances everyone!!