Sunday, July 22, 2012

Scrappy Retro Sketch

When I saw the current Retro Sketch challenge:

I had an idea of what I wanted to do, so I ran into The Captain's Quarters and changed my mind. Instead of taking a tag from the pile of tags I have out (which was my original idea), I used one of my shaving cream backgrounds to make a tag. Here's the resulting card, then I'll explain:

 Yeah, it's kinda wild, eh? Then it became a challenge of how much stuff I could use off the top of my desk and not open anything new. I originally had one of my hoarded MS tag doily things on there, but it was so WHITE and it covered up all that shaving creamed color, so I opted to cut one out of a scrap of vellum instead. I used one of my eleventy billion jumbo eyelets for the top of the tag, and tied three different twines through it. I secured them with a piece of white ribbon that I'd cut too long for another card,

Sentiment and rectangle element ... what to do, what to do. Then I remembered my cache of K&Co tags. Each package has 10 each of 4 tag designs for a total of 40 tags, and I have three different packages of them for a total of 120 tags. I decided that blue one would work, so now I have 119.

The sentiment is from a pack of Impression Obsession sentiments I used last night on this card. I like rediscovering all my loot when I clean move things around in the craft room.

I wanted to layer this thing on Poppy, but instead of cutting into another sheet of card stock, I used washi tape to edge the card. At this rate, I might even make a dent in my collection. Hey, a girl can dream.

Now, about that top corner ... um, well, I might have gone too far, but it's done. It's different.

One more thing: that embossed background. I decided the white layer needed texture, and I used one of my Tim Holtz embossing folders. This one comes in a set of two, the other one being honeycomb (aka: hexagons). You'll see that one once I get to the UFO I've created with it.

There you have it! Now all that stuff is on this card and no longer on my desk. Yay!

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  1. What a fun card and a fun story of how you got there. Good job on your clean up.

  2. is this really shaving creame? I've never tried... Anf i wouldn't even DARE... You did a great job!


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