April 10, 2012

ColourQ #132 & Retro Sketches #6


Happy Tuesday, friends!  I hope you had a restful weekend.  I'm back today with a card for a new ColourQ challenge!  I also managed to use this week's sketch at Retro Sketches, inspired by a sweet card by my blogging buddy Lynn Mangan.




I used a similar design for a baby boy card a couple of weeks ago, so I hope you don't mind seeing these star dies again!  When I saw the pattern on the lampshade in the inspiration photo, the lines and dots made me think of PTI's Background Basics:  Retro.  

I stamped the lines in chartreuse, orange and red on the bottom half of my cardstock, then die cut the star just off of one edge.  I die cut a smaller star from Poppy Parade cardstock and added a Pumpkin Pie banner with a sentiment from Paper Smooches.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie), Papertrey Ink (True Black, White)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Background Basics:  Retro), Paper Smooches (Sentiment Sampler)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Lucky Limeade), Ranger (Spiced Marmalade), Clearsnap (Scarlet), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (star dies, banner die), corner rounder)
Accessories:  button, DMC floss

Sorry to keep it short, but I have to get back to work!  Be sure to visit the rest of the ColourQ Royal Court DT to be inspired, then link up your creation at the ColourQ blog!

Have a good one!

22 comments:

Laura B. said...

So fun! Love it!

Marisa said...

Great use of the colours, Christina! Love the card!

Joyce said...

Christina--I literally gasped when I saw this card. I adore it. BB Retro is one of my favorite sets, and the image you used is my fave of that set. It's brilliant with those bright colors and the star.

Ardyth said...

Love this clean and bright card! Great use of both the colours and the sketch!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is such a great card Christina! I love seeing the stars again and your use of the Background Basics Retro in this weeks' colours is fantastic!

Luv2talk said...

This is a great, fun card. Love the bold colors and the die cut. Nicely done!

xiumaiyuki said...

Such a fun take on those colors and the sketch. Love your use of black as the card base.

Laurie said...

No you rock!! :) This is awesome Christina! I love the CAS design!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Fabulous! Your designs are always so perfect! LOVE this!
/Karin

Marybeth said...

This is a great fun, bold card Christina! I love how you stamped the colors , that need to be used!

Lynn said...

You totally rocked this color combo! I love you take...perfect card for one of my guys! I feel a CASE coming on!

Lyndal said...

LOVE this Christina - great combination of the sketch & colour combo :)

Nance Leedy said...

Christina, this is fabulously funky! Perfect take on the inspiration photo and I love your star die running off the page. Fabulous, my friend...hope you are well! ((hugs))

Lisa said...

How FUN Christina! The dots are perfect for the ColourQ modern inspiration photo. Delightful card 😃

kasia c. said...

Christina, I LOOOOVE this! It is seriously awesome!

Karen B. said...

Oh how very much fun is this???! Great use of the colors and a super fun design to boot!

Sharron said...

LOVE your design on this one! That background set is one of my favorites and what a great way to use the stars!

JJ Bolton said...

So cool! Love that you used the stamp horizontally:) I'm always looking for designs that could work for boys and for teens, so this card will definitely be added to my "to CASE" list:) Hope you're having a great day Christina!

whoistracy said...

This is so fun!! Love the rainbow in the background.

Lisa A. said...

Your card rocks:)!! Perfect layout and love your background...great card!!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Christina, YOUR CARD ROCKS! Then again, I think that about every single one of your cards! Thank you so much for playing along with us at RetroSketches this week!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally awesome Christina! Love how you used the colors! Hugs ~S~

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