April 30, 2007

Revisiting Retro!

I had a chance to play with some cool images from Sideshow Stamps the other night... wanted to share them with you!

I hope some of you have had a chance to visit their website. Jennifer has some great designs; very unique... and if you are into retro stuff; you will go nuts for them!

Please be sure to let her know you heard about her cool stuff here at Sarah and the Stampstars! And if you want to see some other cards I have made with my Sideshow Stamps; just click on the tag on the bottom of this post.

This first card is inspired by a tote bag I own from Old Navy... I like the "americana" feel it has. Sort of reminds me of 50's advertising.

Stamps are from Sideshow Stamps. Ink: Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun Marker. Paper: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White. Accessories: White Grosgrain, Star Punch from Target $1 spot, Oval Punches by Stampin' Up!, Slit Punch from Stampin' Up!, 1/8" Circle Hand Punch, Paper Piercing tool by Stampin' Up!, Cutter Kit from Stampin' Up!

I used the Cutter kit to create the "swooshy" cut at the bottom of the card. The scallops on the top were created with the slit punch. I made a bunch of tags (see this old post for details) and just spaced them apart on top to get that striped look. Hard to see in the pic, but the oval sentiment is actually inside of the card and peeks through the front.

These hipster notecards were simple to make. After stamping the images on these small Stampin' Up! notecards I used paper piecing techniques to create the outfits of these cool cats! The papers are by Making Memories (the guy's outfit) and Stampin' Up! (the gal's outfit). The other details on the card were colored with Stampin' Up! Markers.

Here is a close up to help you see how the clothes are pieced together. All you have to do is just stamp the image again on patterned papers, cut it out section by section, and glue in place. It's a simple technique with great results!


angie said...

Sarah, these cards are AWESOME! You totally blow me away with your unique, creative style. LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

I tried this technique (re-stamping image on pattern paper to create clothes) this weekend and I love it. It's like playing with paper dolls!

Allison said...

I love that first card...looks like an ad right out of a 40s or 50s newspaper!

Julie K in Taiwan said...

I *love* that first diner style card. Great job.

Dana said...

These are great Sarah! You KNOW I love Sideshow stamps *grin* I posted a new card recently using their stamps too.

Julia Stainton said...

LOL These are soooo cute! Great cards Sarah!