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Feb 15, 2019

Hey There, Dollface!

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Happy Friday! I really didn't have any plans on making a card today, but as I was updating the daily challenge listings on my blog (I was a day behind), I notice this week's theme at TIME OUT Challenges is "Retro" and I decided making a card is more fun than doing chores so here is what I made :-)

All stamps are from the brand new Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February Kit. Although it is Art Deco inspired, I thought these stamps would make a great Retro styled card by using retro colors. 

I started out with Tim Holtz's Rays stencil and Distress Inks Broken China, Wild Honey and Oxide Abandoned Coral
Using  Versafine Claire Nocturne Ink ink I stamped the sentiment, image and martini glasses, which are all from the  Hero Arts stamp kit. I wanted to add a patterned layer so I dug deep into my scrap box and found this designer paper that I think has a retro feel to it and layered my card front onto it. Using my Crop-o-dile, I added eyelets to each corner of the card before adhering to a Sage Shadow (SU retired card stock) card base. 

As I mentioned  before, this set is so unlike any stamps I have but what a fun set to play with. Here is another recent card I made with this kit, where I also used the main die that came in this kit.

By the way, Hero Arts recently released their new catalog, and all products are now available in their shop, including the stamps that won their "most popular Stamp Kit" - the June 2018 kit. You can view all the products by clicking HERE or simply click the Catalog logo below. 

Hero Arts had a recent poll where everyone would vote on a favorite past stamp kit. The June 2018 kit won this poll and the stamps from the kit are now available for purchase as 2 separate stamp sets.

The Layering Sea and Sky Set and the Layering Waves Set. This kit was released before I had discovered the Hero Arts stamp kits, so I missed out, but I really NEED them and they will be making their way into my shopping cart very soon!! 

Back to my card though, here is another photo. As you can see, I accidentally got some yellow ink mixed up with turquoise, but it turned out to be a "retro" green, so decided to keep it anyway. 
I hope it qualifies for a "retro" themed challenge. 

I am also linking up with these challenges:
Tinker- Dream Die Cut / Stencil
International Art & Soul Make Your Own Background
Incy Wincy Designs - Make it Girly

and many anything goes themes:

Creative Fingers
QKR Stampede
Crafty Catz
Simply Create Too  
Crafting With An Attitude 
Crafty Creations 
The Crafty Addicts 
Lemon Shortbread 
Through The Craft Room Door 
Artistic Inspirations
Crafting from the Heart
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge  
Fashionable Stamping
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
The Corrosive Challenges 
Love to Craft

Thank you so much for visiting! Hope you enjoy the rest of your day. I will be back again tomorrow with my Allsorts challenge card. 

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Jac’s Playground said...

Beautiful card, fits the Retro theme so well, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Joy Wilson said...

This Hero Arts' Kit is fabulous this month and perfect for anything retro. I love the distress inks you chose for this project too. I haven't had the chance to play with my kit yet. Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
Hugs, Joy

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Jac!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks for stopping by, Joy! You'll love playing with this kit!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create, good luck!!! Amy DT

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch, good luck!!! Amy DT

sandie said...

I am so pleased you found our challenge and wow to the art-I just love it. Made me smile straight away. You designed it to perfection, right down to that retro patterned paper. Adore the angled design and what a great ray on inks to add your martini glasses always feels like a ray when we drink a martini-wish I could look so glam though as this beauty of a lady! Thanks for joining Time Out x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!
Have a great day!

Sandy said...

What a fab stamp set! Love your creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting With Friends.
Hugs, Sandy DT

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love the stamps and stencilled background.Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

CG said...

Another stunning card! Love the effect & colors of the background. Thank you for joining us at International Art & Soul for our "Make Your Own Background" challenge; hope you'll join us for our "Shades of Any Color" challenge this fortnight. Best, CG

Kate 'Rijacki' Ledum said...

Love the stenciling. Great retro card.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Rijacki's Workshop
Through The Craft Room Door

The Red Mullet Band said...

Amazing retro card!
Thanks for joining us!
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator at Corrosive Challenge blog.

Esther Asbury said...

Love those rays across the bottom of your lovely card! So happy you linked up to the Time Out Retro challenge where I'm guest designing this week!

CaroleAnn said...

Great card and love the whole design and very creative use of the stencil. Thanks for sharing at QKR Stampede's weekly challenge Good luck!

craftysahmiam said...

Thanks for sharing your fun retro card (love the stenciling) with us at Love To Craft

Jill V said...

My MMH kit finally arrived this week (lost by FedEx) so I am visiting your blog at the perfect moment to inspire me to use it this weekend :) I love how you added the colouful rays to the image - they are a wonderful complement to the black and white retro images. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill