Friday, 6 June 2014

Island Birthday RS #117 SSC#77

Today I've made a birthday card using the clean, layered sketch at Retro Sketches and some beautiful colours, as suggested by Sunday Stamps Color Challenge. I do rather like the inspiration picture, it reminds me of old European doorways, such lovely, rustic entries.
SUO Challenges have suggested 'stamping in the background', instead of DSP.

The grungy  door surround in the picture inspired me to ink up an embossing folder with Sahara Sand, and instead of pushing it through the Big Shot, I used my brayer to press the colour onto the card. I like the effect it has given, and I think I'm going to try it some more now. The Embossing Folder I inked up was Alphabet Press, the one on the belly band strip is Arrows.

I've used a piece of Pacific Point paper from International Bazaar DSP, and a scrap of Bermuda Bay from Kaleidoscope DSP. I have to say, this is a really pleasing colour combination, which I haven't used before. Not much stamping either, just a greeting from retired Wacky Wishes, so I didn't even get inky today!

 I'm a bit excited too, it's a long weekend in most of Australia, with Monday a holiday for Queen's Birthday.
Have a great weekend


  1. What a great weathered effect you achieved with the background - definitely reminds me of our inspiration photo. Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  2. I really like how you arranged the designer papers on your card. Great job of combining two card challenges. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps–please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  3. Love the effect of your stamped EF and it works beautifully as your background! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

  4. Wow, love your take on the Retro Sketch, looks great on your card! What a fantastic way to highlight the Sunday Stamps colors! Thanks so much for joining us!

  5. This technique of using EFs to stamp with is something I must do more often. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us at SUO.


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