Monday, September 7, 2015

A Retro Sketch #180 Card

Happy Labor Day!! Though I have been back to work for almost two weeks, this is the "official" end of summer. Now if the cooler weather, with a weeks worth of rain would come, it would be perfect. I am so over the hot, humid weather right now and am ready for fall. Fall is my FAVORITE time of year. I like it cool enough to wear a sweater!!

Today I am sharing a card that I created yesterday using "Build-able Blooms" from My Favorite Things. I am kind of in love with this stamp set because it is so easy to use!! The sketch that I used was retro sketch #180 from the Retro Sketches blog.

The sketch was calling out for me to create a one layer card, something I NEVER do. One layer cards and I do not get along. I usually I get to just the end and mess it up. Do you know how many cards I wind up throwing away in my attempts? Or having to cover up my mistakes? I am always envious of people who create one layer cards because I adore how they look. I did wind up adding several sequins to jazz it up a bit but that really does not count, does it?

The whole thing was just stamping the fabulous flowers from the "Build-able Blooms" stamp set in different pinks and purples. I was not looking for depth or using fancy techniques like masking. It is what it is!!

Here is the sketch:

It screams one layer, doesn't it? Well, except for the sentiment-which I almost used a banner for but decided to stamp right over the flowers instead.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a fabulous week!!



Becca Cruger said...

I know what you mean about OLCs. But this is just pretty! Cheerful and loverly!!

Taunya Butler said...

YOU did amazing with this card - so bright, so beautiful, such lovely colors and just a PERFECT one layer card!!! So happy to see this one - I think I might give this sketch a go!!! I like making one layer cards cuz they mail easier!! Hope you have an AWESOME week - and remember you are a wonderful person!!

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful card! Love the pretty colors you used!

Asha said...

Another pretty card, Nora. Such sweet colours too . Perfect way to say Thank You!
hugs, Asha

Miriam Prantner said...

Great take on the sketch! Love the color combo too!

Kim Heggins said...

Nora....this is as sweet as can be. I love all those beautiful shades of pink and purple, so sweet. Here is my email kimheggins at comcast dot net
If you send me your address I will share some of my red white and green Christmas twine with you. I have enough to last me until I am at least 350 years old.