Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Retro Party Girls
It's my cousin's daughter's 20th Birthday today and she's a girl who likes to party so it was time for the Uptown Girls to come out to play again :-D I love this range of stamps from Stamping Bella and have pretty much the whole set but these were the first ones I bought and I do turn to them so often for girly cards. I used this week's sketch at retro sketches as the basis for my design http://retrosketches.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/retrosketches-25.html
Victoria and Juliette are coloured with copics and then their outfits are paper-pieced and sparkled with glitter. I debossed some gold mirri with my damask folder and then picked a selected of black and gold papers to give it a rich feel. (all the papers are from GCD studios paris nights or papermania capsule collection) I finished with a cocktail glass button mounted on a black sentiment from craftwork cards over some black velvet ribbon.
The glass didn't show up too well on the main shot so I took a close up - they're really cute embellishments.
I'm also going to enter this into this week's stamptacular Sunday challenge which is "Let's hear it for the girls" - can't you just hear them singing the Cyndie Lauper 80's classic "girls just wanna have fun...." ? http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/this-weeks-challenge-is-going-to-be-so.html