Monday, 4 July 2016

Going Retro

I think this card is a really old-fashioned looking one - stamping, colouring then cutting an image to leave a border and then layering it up seems so passé. Nowadays everything seems to be either die cut, either with a die to match the stamp or a layering die, but I think it's fun to revisit old techniques from time to time. In fact one of these days I'm going to see if I can log into my old Photobucket account and see what else I might have forgotten about.

So anyway, that's what I did with this Kanban lighthouse and sea image, layering it onto a die cut circle and then onto a background made by using the quarter-compass from the same stamp set as a corner stamp and then hand-doodling a fine wavy border in between them.


I am sharing this with

Just add ink - Just add S (sand, sea, ship, sun, sky)
Sweet Stampin' - Summer/Holiday destinations
Mod Squad - Nautical
nd thanks to Zoe for pointing it out to me, I am making my first visit to Crazy4Challenges where the challenge is Lighthouses

11 comments:

  1. Have you seen Crazy 4 Challenges? It's a Saturday one.

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  2. Fab card Jane, love the stamp and you're right sometimes it's good to go back to basic techniques! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Chris
    x

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  3. A fabulous summer themed card Jane, such a lovely image.
    Pauline
    x

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  4. Lots of "s" elements on this lovely nautical creation Jane. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  5. Great idea to visit 'old' techniques etc. Love the striking blue you've used and a gorgeous layout x

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  6. Lovely images and colours - I really love the swirly (windy) element. Chantell JAI

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  7. Such a pretty nautical card. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge

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  8. What a fabulous card! thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin hugs Sue J x

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  9. Great card, looks fab, to use the retro lingo! Cara x

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  10. the main image in the middle is lovely coloring it caught my eyes
    and lovely doodle line you made Jane
    beautifully made

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  11. Such a fab card. Love that image! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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