Festive Friday: Retro Inspiration

Aug 9, 2019Encouragement Cards6 comments

Festive Friday: Retro Inspiration

Aug 9, 2019Encouragement Cards6 comments

Play along at the Festive Friday Challenge. DT members provide written or video instructions for their projects each challenge! Find us @festivefridaychallenge or festivefridaychallenge.com. New challenges every other Friday! #cardchallenge

Welcome back for another Festive Friday!

Hello August! Time flies, seasons pass, years come and go… This time, the Festive Friday team is celebrating a little-celebrated holiday – Senior Citizen’s Day. Yah, there’s Parent’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and even Grandparent’s Day, why Senior Citizen’s Day too? It’s a day to celebrate the Seniors in our lives that may not necessarily be blood relations. In American culture, Seniors aren’t as celebrated and revered as much as they are in other cultures. Perhaps that should change? It can start with a card!

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Graphic depicting the current challenge prompts for Festive Friday (festivefridaychallenge.com). Challenge 40 is Senior Citizen's Day and/or Retro/Vintage style

Looking for ideas – here’s a few:

  • Create a gorgeous vintage-style project with lots of lace, pearls, distressing and layers.
  • Create a more retro-style project, drawing from imagery from the 60s, 70s and even the 80s.
  • Go funny and focus on a punny or humorous design with senior-aged characters and jokes.
  • Go sincere and heartfelt with an inspirational sentiment and design.
  • CASE one of the DT projects and add your own twist to our designs. Of course, if you blog about it, we would love for you to mention the Designer as your inspiration for your project. Here’s links to all of the Designers:

Here’s my take:

Greeting card displayed on a stone desktop with crafting supplies. Card is pink, yellow and orange with Mid-Century Modern floral images and a sentiment reading "inspire".

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

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Stamps: Imagine, Dream, Inspire (Visible Image), Mid-Century Floral (Scrapbook.com)
Paper: 4 1/4″ x 11″ – Solar White 110lb (Neenah), 3 3/4″ x 5″ Solar White 80lb (Neenah), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Guava CS (Lawn Fawn), 4″ x 5 1/4″ Gold Glimmer Paper (Kaiserkraft)
Inks: Nocturne Versafine Clair( Tsukineko), Mustard Seed Distress Oxide (Ranger), Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide (Ranger), Orange Marmalade Distress Oxide (Ranger), Coral Bliss (Altenew), Orange Cream (Altenew), Firebrick (Altenew), Olive (Altenew)
Accessories: Antique Gold Ink Spray (Altenew)
Other: Blending Brushes (Picket Fence), Stamp Positioner (Tonic), Medium Acrylic Block (Scrapbook.com)

Process Video

I think you’re really going to love how easily this project comes together. So, grab your supplies and create along with me!

Now it’s your turn to link up!

Now that you’re all inspired, what will you create? The clock is ticking away for #FF0040 and we want to see your design. Link up your project over at Festive Friday and you might just be named a Festive Fave!

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Festive Friday: Retro Inspiration