Groovy 2

Hi crafters. I decided to try and do another retro card like the last but only one layer to fit the optional challenge at Time Out challenges #129.

I used Creative Expressions Ripples stencil with spiced marmalade Distress ink. I wanted to use a round sans serif font for a sixties look but I didn’t have anything like that in a stamp. I decided to make a stencil by die cutting the Sizzix scripted letter dies from scrap card. I used a small brush to apply Black soot distress ink through it. I rounded the corners of the panel and then drew lines inside the edge with a ruler and a Pitt pen. I made a template with a rounded rectangle die and used that to trace a rounded rectangle around the sentiment. I coloured the edge and sentiment rectangles with a sharpie and Pitt pen.

I am entering this card in:

Time out challenge #129: retro, optional one layer.


  • Esther

    What a great CAS card – love your stenciled background! So happy you linked up to the Time Out Retro challenge where I’m guest designing this week!

  • Shona Chambers

    This is so cool and is the sort of fabric pattern I would love!! Definitely 100% retro and love the sentiment, goes with it perfectly. Such a cool, modern-retro design, I’m so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!

  • Nonni

    Perfectly retro! Love the fun pattern you used and the black sentiment really pops from the orange. Great card! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!