Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Masculine Retro Hello card


I'm popping in for just a moment to share a card I made today. I squeezed in some crafty time in between the weekly grocery trip and picking up the kids from school. We raced home so they could play outside. Have to enjoy this warm snap while it lasts. :) And, let's face it -- it's good for all of us if they go outside and play! :)

I made a fun little masculine card. I wanted to use the Colour Q colors from this week and once it was all together - definitely masculine! I was good with that. Never have enough of those, right? I also used the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge to create my design. Little thinking today for me!

Here is my card (rotated sketch):

Once this was all put together, I loved how the colors and geometric pattern had a "retro" feel to it. Happy accident, I can assure you. I can only wish I had that much foresight. :) I stamped the borders on the bottom from Avery Elle's "All Squared Up" stamp set. I stamped them again on scraps of pattern papers in the challenge colors and glued them down. I then added the sentiment from Avery Elle's "Brushed" and added some matching enamel dots. That was all. It was easy, but it did take a while because of cutting all the tiny hexagons. Good brainless activity while I had a few music videos on, grooving.
I am also playing along with AEI[Heart}U's Challenge, Paper Piecing and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, It's A Guy Thing.
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  1. Love your "random" paper-pieced hexagons! The colors are so pleasing to the eyes! It's always good to squeeze in some craft time, isn't it? So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “It’s a Guy Thing” Challenge!

  2. Beautiful card, Mandy, I love your paper pieced hexagons! Love the retro feel as well! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ!

  3. Ooh, I love this colour combo-- I'm going to have to remember this one! And your hexagons are so fun, too! I love how you rotated the sketch, Mandy!

  4. What a completely COOL color combo and seriously, just a super cool card with amazing details and awesome paper piecing!! You rock my world - your card-making skills sometimes ASTOUND me!! Love following you and seeing your utterly amazing projects!!!

  5. Great card, love how you cut out the various little hexagons.

  6. Oh how darling! LOVE those little bits of color from the pattern paper! So fun! Thanks so much for joining us at AEI{heart}U Challenge!



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