#2 Theme - 60’s Retro
Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspiration with Andrea and the second blog hop celebrating Bronwyn Eastly. We're a group of stamping friends that are celebrating Bron's 60th Birthday in 2022 with six blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes!While I lived through the 1960s, I was very young so the '60s and 70s blend together in my memory. As I researched the era, so many memories came tumbling back - but what could I incorporate into a card design? Thinking about the era key things jumped out, ie psychedelic, designs and colours that would make you feel woozy, Hippies, the flower children, "Peace and love man", etc. I saw many designs that combined bright orange and pink with some yellow; stylised flowers and smiley faces in the middle of daisies.
A panel was created with wavy swirls emanating from an off-centre point. Wavy stripes were coloured using a range of Stampin' Alcohol Blends, ie Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and some Sweet Sorbet (one of the new In Colours). Once the coloured panel was trimmed to size, it was mounted onto a slightly larger piece of Melon Mambo card-stock.
A Basic White card-stock card front was spattered with both Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers. I was a bit carried away with the splatters! Some White Bakers Twine was wrapped around the card front a couple of times. I was intending to add a Twine bow but it didn't really work so just left it with the twine under the lettering.
The recently retired Playful Alphabet dies were used to cut PEACE & LOVE and a touch of Pumpkin Pie ink was added to the top of the letters with a Blending Brush. Also, the recently retired Pierced Blooms dies were used to cut stylised flowers from Basic White card-stock. The flowers were scattered around and Pearl Basic Jewels that had been coloured with the Light Daffodil Delight Blend were added to the flower centres. I was tempted to add yellow smily faces at the centre of the flowers bud decided against it. What do you think???
The card inner is very simple with Basic White card-stock mounted on Melon Mambo card-stock. A couple of extra Pierced Blooms were added. An off-cut strip from the Blends coloured panel was adhered to the side edge of a C6 Basic White Envelope to tie it in with the card it will carry.
Thank you so much for dropping in and helping to celebrate Bron's coming birthday. It is such a pity that Bron wasn't able to celebrate with an overseas holiday, but it is so much fun to celebrate with monthly blog hops over the coming 4 months and past Blog Hops. We will be here again on the 3rd of June, with a theme of "Inky Blues" launching the hop at 7.00pm EST.
Apart from the Blog Hop there is also an Instagram Hop starting with Bron at @addinktivedesigns. Check it out too - there is more creativity to find.
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