Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Retro Card - Paper Smooches Cool Shades Challenge

I'm playing along with the current challenge at Paper Smooches.  It's my first time playing along, but it sure won't be my last.  Such a fun challenge!  This one is Paper Smooches Sparks: Cool Shades Challenge.

Great summer time colors, aren't they?  Well, I pulled out my PS stamp sets and was drawn to the Boob Tube set.  I already knew that I wanted to stamp my own background.  I've also been wanting to use some of my colored embossing powders on black card stock.  So.  When I saw the challenge colors on a black background, well...this is the result.

I used 3 different EP's on the black card stock. Citron, turquoise & pool party.  For the retro TV set, I placed the stamped sentiment behind a piece of acetate.  The antenna is a piece of silver cord.  Then I used a couple of the new Candy Dots from Stampin' Up! for the little knobs on the TV.
Lots of fun!  Let me know what you think.  Ok?

Supply list ~
Card stock: basic black, daffodil delight, lucky limade (SU), clear acetate from the packaging of a stamp set
Stamps: boob tube, sentiment sampler (Paper Smooches)
Ink: onyx black, versamark (Tsukineko)
Other: citron ep (Recollections), tempting turquoise, pool party (SU), green candy dots (SU), classic ovals large die (Spellbinders), silver cord (The Ribbon Store), corner rounder (Photo Max)


  1. Fantastic! Love how you created background!

  2. It's great! Love the embossing and the cute TV!

  3. This is TOO COOL!! haha play on words with it being the Cool Shades Challenge!! THANKS so much for joining us over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog and I hope you'll play along again next week!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! ;)

  4. I love the acetate on the TV and those little knobs! Wonderful background stamping!

  5. What a FUN retro card, Susie! That little TV is wayyy too CUTE! And, great stamping on the background!!!

  6. This is so fun! LOVE the glossy screen on the TV! So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

  7. HOLY MOLY! This is an amazing card-- LOVE the colored EP on the black cardstock! LOVE the transparency for the screen-- the silver thread-- the knobs! LOVE LOVE LOVE your attention to detail! FAB! THANKS so much for joining in the fun over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Cool Shades challenge-- hope you play along with our photo inspiration challenge this week <3


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