Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Retro Sketches #73 & Jackie's Challenge

I saw on Lynn's blog that there is a different sort of challenge with an excellent give away.  Jackie Rockwell is working her way through the Pantone colors in her blog header.   You can create a card in one, or  all of the colors, post it on her blog and win a chance for a new blog header of your own.

This week's color is tender shoots, gray and white.  Sounds interesting, doesn't it?  So I jumped right in and made a card.

I am sorely lacking in Sympathy cards and thought this simple green plant cut from Stretch Your Imagination would do the trick.  I placed it on a panel of white, with a little overhang, and then popped the panel up on a gray card.  I punched out some gray circles for the berries and covered them with Glossy Accents.  Then sentiment is from Hero Arts stamped in their Charcoal ink.  It looks rather dark in the photo but it really is more of a tender green, almost the color of the new grass growing in my lawn.

While I was cutting, I decided to make a second card using a printed background.

I also got a card made for this week's Retro Sketches.

This one is a decidedly masculine card which I know some people have trouble with.  I find them fun and easy.

This could have been one of those 10 minute cards.  I took a piece of kraft cardstock and ran it through my crimper.  I stamped cream cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink with a sentiment from Hero Arts "It's Your Day" and cut them into flags.  The black stamp is a die from My Craft Spot, cut from Core-dinations kraft core cardstock, and sanded.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope your day is all you'd like it to be.

(My preview screen shows different fonts on my blog.  I hope it comes out right when I actually post it.  If not, blame Blogger, not me. *_*)


  1. All 3 cards are very pretty Bobby! I especially love the CAS design of the first one.

    So glad you played along in my little color challenge!

  2. Great take on the sketch - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  3. What wonderful cards! The sympathy cards are fabulous! (I'm lacking in sympathy cards too. I don't think I have any in my stash right now...) I never would have guessed that cut was from Stretch Your Imagination!! It looks too elegant! And what a fun birthday card! I love the contrast of the crimping against the chevrons.