Friday, February 27, 2009

How "Sixties" Is This?

How about a bright, “retro” card for today? This is one probably no one would ever want to case! My neighbor (who will be 14 on March 9) has a bright orange room with sixties things, so I made this card just for her. Does anyone else have this “problem” – I find it MUCH easier to just MAKE a card than to try to make a card specifically FOR someone. Anyway, here it is.

I knew I wanted to use the tie-dye background. I was pretty sure I wanted flowers. I mean, what says “sixties” better than flowers! I tried for a few days to come up with something and was drawing a blank. None of the flowers I was trying were working.
Harriet to the rescue – she mentioned that the Cuttlebug flower die looked rather “hippie-ish.” Awesome idea! That was exactly the flower I was looking for! I generally forget about my dies.

I guess that’s about all you need to know about the card – tie-dye background and Cuttlebug die flowers. The tag was made with Stampin’ Up! tag punches and the sentiment is from Studio G.

Edited to add: I should have stated that the tie dyed layer is a piece of background paper that I had. It may be by Fiskars. Thanks for the question, Kim:)

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Linda Woodward said...

Very bright card and very 60's but sounds like very appropriate for your neighbor. I find it is easier to make a card when I know who I'm making it for.

Bonnie said...

What a fun bright card! I agree with you, it's harder to make a specific card. I'm fine when I don't have to have a plan, before I start!

Anonymous said...

Nice card! How did you do the tie-dye background?

Kim Smith
Bountiful UT

Linda Crowder formerly of A Stroke Above) said...

This is exactly what I have been wanting to make and is this afternoon's project. Thanks for the inspiration! I love it!

Mary said...

Well you nailed the 60's look! I am sure that your nieghbor is going to love her card. I think it is awesome. Yes, I do have a problem making a card for a specific person. :)


Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Can you say "Flower Power"....Love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

My daughter is making invitations for a 60's party -- used a Cricut cut for the flower. I think it was Accent Essentials or Doodlecharms. She made several of the flowers in graduated sizes, then attached the layers with a 'funky' brad (from K & Co., I think.) She curled the petals with scissors before attaching and it is a really cute box topper for the KF cupcake box from the latest e-zine, as well as a nice embellishment for the invites.

Barb said...

This is fantastic and BRIGHT! I love it!

Jeanette - said...

This is adorable and I would case it in a second!!! Those flowers are perfect and I love the little tag too :)

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

WOW WOW WOW!! I LOVE this card!! Should of kept the Austinians! LOL