Sunday, June 1, 2014

Girlfriend Card - Wacky and a Bit Retro

"They don't care if you like them.  They haven't the slightest notion of gratitude and they never pretend.  They take what you have to offer, and away they go."
                                                       ------------Mavis Gallant 

Hi, Friends.....

I am back with a super-fun and wacky card.  I found this stamp set unused and unloved in a grab bag of craft items at a thrift store....never had been inked.  I have no idea what company they are from, but I am just quirky enough that I knew I would find a use for them.  Ha!

I was inspired by the current MFP Simple Salutations Challenge that said to use cardstock only.  I have a lot of patterned cardstock, but I wasn't sure if that was allowed....so I stuck to plain white and one solid color.

I also was inspired by this MFP background tutorial which is actually for Oriental cards, but I adapted the inking technique for my card here.

I inked up the ladies and the sentiment with Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy ink, and framed things with the  coordinating cardstock.  I won both of these and am delighted with the wonderful heavy weight of the cardstock.  Both are a dream to work with!!  (THANKS, SSS!!!)  

I sponged with Distress Ink-Bundled Sage and Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass ink (...again TY to SSS!).  The photo here makes the Bundled Sage look brown, but in real life it is green and the whole color combo looks very retro to me.....kind of like vintage formica or something.  I mounted my sentiment with 3-D foam at an oddball angle to echo the pointy shoes going every which way!

Hope you enjoyed my crazy card.  It was really fun seeing how retro-looking it turned out. 

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges: 
1.  MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge #99 
2.  Make My Monday - A Card to Make You Laugh 
3.  Shopping Our Stash Challenge #153 - Background Check  
4.  Pile it On Challenge #22 - Humor   
5.  My Time to Craft Challenge #250 - No Design Papers 

14 comments:

Christine Hyde said...

Ha, ha... Loving the retro feel. The colour and images kind of remind me of the Brady Bunch, but not quite sure why. Great snag from the Thrift Store! Thanks so much for Sharing with us on MFP's Simple Salutations. Good luck!

Janis said...

Brady Bunch....I can see it!!! Haha. Thanks for stopping by and having a smile at my card.

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Janis

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fantastic make, love those images & the colours you have used are perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

Perfect sentiment for the images! What a surprise to find another Janis out there who spells her name like me!

Janis said...

Thank you, Shell. I appreciate your nice comment!!! The images and colors were a lot of fun to play with.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment! I don''t run into very many others with our name. :)

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Janis

Donna said...

Those are great stamps!! Maybe I need bigger shoes to make me look skinnier???? LOL Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the "Background Check" challenge!!

Janis said...

LOL......Hey, I should try that bigger shoe idea! I wonder if they make size 100s? :D Thanks for stopping by and leaving a fun comment.

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Janis

Vickie Y said...

Love it! I'm a retro kinda gal! Thanks for sharing with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

Janis said...

Thanks, Vickie! Everything old is cool again, right? I love that look, too.

<3
Janis

Elizabeth Hart said...

Crazy about those images -- what a find - such a fun card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Janis said...

Thank you, Elizabeth! Love finding goodies at the amazing thrift stores we have in our area. It's a fun personal challenge to see how I can use them. Thanks for coming by and for your nice comment.

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Janis

Kimberly Clark said...

love that sentiment!!! thanks for joining us at Pile it on... hope you join us again this week for a new challenge - Pattern paper... super easy! Kimberly

Janis said...

Thanks, Kimberly! The Pile it On challenges are awesome, even though I usually limit myself to 5 or 6 challenges. :) Thank you for visiting me here!

<3
Janis