I snatched a few sewing patterns and a piece of wallpaper hanging off her walls, among a few other crafty things I missed at her sale. This sewing pattern-dated 1963-instantly reminded me of a plaid (squares) jumper my sisters and I shared through the 60's (them) and then the (cringe) 70's (me); I can remember it like it was yesterday! I pulled a strip of peeling wallpaper from Hilda's dining room wall, and instantly knew this was going on a card to my sister. Do any of you remember those mod foiled wallpapers? I sure don't--our home growing up was stuck in the 1800's!
I added a few die cut squares and Tiny Tattered Florals ( left un-twirled) and some Flower Power looking blooms from the Tattered Florals strip die, colored with Distress stains and inks in Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio, and Mermaid Lagoon. These colors are the perfect compliment to both the pattern image and the wallpaper. A couple of rub-ons added to the corners to sum up the retro feel, and serves as a little private birthday joke. I'll put a personal birthday greeting on the inside.
I would like to enter my retro card into the following inspiring challenges:
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge # 182 Use a a Punch or a Die I used Spellbinders Square, Sizzix Tattered Florals Strip and Tiny Tattered Florals dies.
My Time to Craft challenge # 318 Girlie Mine is made for my sister; and I used a girlie image.
Cut it Up challenge # 93 April Fools Day! I included a private joke using my rub ons that only my sister would understand. I used 3 different die cuts.
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