Sunday, September 22, 2013

Retro Birthday

Woo Hoo! Post #2 for today. The challenge over at 'Cards in Envy' this go round was to have a Retro vibes. This card was a challenge for me. Retro scares me! Not sure why, but I usually avoid it.

 So thought I'd give it a try, since these Basic Grey 'Lucille' papers seem to have that retro vibe to them, especially the piece with the old-fashion sewing pattern envelopes on it. And when I thought about it, the background piece of DP that I used looks somewhat like the wallpaper that was on the walls in my bedroom when I was growing up (many, many years ago 8-). I didn't follow any sketch for this, just kind of let it happen. Looking at it now on the computer I probably should have added  a bit of distressing around the 2 pink strips, but  too late now!
I cut the roses out of one of the sheets of paper-I really didn't like the actual piece of paper, but the roses on it were okay-so I cut them out, gave them a little dimension with a stylus and mat pad, and clustered them together. I really, really. really wanted to add some glitter to the roses! But as it is for my next box of OWH cards, I CAN"T! Oh, woe is me! I have to get over this glitter addiction. I added a couple gold corner stickers and a simple vine sticker to give it a little bit of shine-gotta shine!
Do you think it works? Hope you like. Leave a comment, please.

Basic Grey "Lucille" design paper, Close to My Heart "Dotty for You" DP
Jen Ellory, Ltd Chip board Happy Birthday
Peel-off stickers, gold
Scraps of DCWV, SU and Bazzil Cardstock
Recollections fall brad


  1. Jackie, your retro card is lovely. The background paper looks like the wallpaper from days gone by. Love how you clustered the layers together. Great embellishments as well. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  2. I think your card definitely falls into the retro category, especially with the sewing pattern paper. I could also see the floral background as a wall paper from the past. I'm glad I never really got into glitter because I make most of my cards for OWH. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

  3. Love your retro card! So pretty! The retro image and old fashioned roses are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  4. Love what you did with the roses and I agree that paper screams retro with your sewing pattern added. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

  5. Those papers are perfect for a retro card! Love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

  6. Those old sewing pattern envelopes are a fabulous idea to use on a retro card and you can buy so many of these nowadays at the thrift stores and use the pattern's tissue paper for other great projects. Your choice of BG papers is perfect too. Very retro and very pretty, thanks so much for joining us at Cards In Envy and Good Luck!
    Danie xx

  7. Such a pretty card. I love the background paper and the stitching. Great retro card.

  8. I love retro and vintage, Jackie; your card is gorgeous!

  9. lovin the color and retro feel!!! sooo glad you played along with Cards in Envy!!!!

  10. Congratulations Jackie! The Cards in Envy Designers have selected your card as one of the IN THE MAILBOX cards. Please email me at with Mailbox Retro as the subject and I will send you a badge for your blog!
    ~Sandy, Cards in Envy Host