March 13, 2012

You're Out of this World

While browsing some fellow crafters' blogs last week, I discovered a new sketch challenge blog called Retro Sketches.  It looks really fun!  I like the idea of recycling old sketch ideas.  I know there are a lot of oldies but goodies out there!  I love the simplicity of Retro Sketch #2 this week.  I think it packs a powerful punch.  I grabbed my October Afternoon Rocket Age paper collection and Papertrey Ink's Boy Basics: Out of this World stamp set and made this card:

What a cute birthday card for a little boy!  Or even a "just because" or congratulations card.  I made the mistake of stamping the flames with a non-copic friendly ink and the ink bled horrendously when I started coloring.  Aack!  I had to start over fresh with the popped up panel.  Luckily it wasn't too much to do; like the time I glued a completed panel on a card base upside down!  I was too tired to start over on that one.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI Enchanted Evening and Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Rocket Age
Stamps: PTI Boy Basics: Out of this World
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: PTI Out of this World die, jewel stickers, copics
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


  1. Linda my Grandsons would love your card! FUN and bright! Thanks for playing this week's Retrosketches!

  2. This is out of this world!!
    I love the papers you used together, and your coloured rocket is just awesome. :)
    Thanks for joining us for this weeks sketch at Retrosketches!

  3. This is a great card, Linda - I love it!

  4. Love your card Linda - always love brights and this is a perfect boys card :)

  5. Oh my Linda so stinking cute!! I love the rocket ship!!

  6. Linda, this card is just SUPER AWESOME! I love the theme and colors so much! Sorry it's taken me this long to come back and comment - I only had time to peek at everyone's cards before! Thanks so much for playing with us at RetroSketches and I hope you will join us again!



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