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Monday, October 12, 2015

Housewife retro style

I love participating in the challenge over at Twofers as they force me to use my stash of rubber stamps. You're not required to make more than one project, in spite of the name.
So far I've used a few NBUS ones, like today's housewife stamp, which I love but had never used. I believe I got her one or two years ago during a craft fair. She's from Lost Coast Design if I'm not mistaken. And I think she has something 1950s about her...

I cut a DP with spots into three panels and adhered the pieces onto a panel of black and gold card stock. Then I die cut a piece if vellum and heat embossed with gold using a sentiments stamp from LOTV. I also added three bling and a die cut banner as I felt the card was busy enough with the background of spots showing through the vellum. I had planned to add something red too, but I changed plans and added the bling instead.

This card is for these challenges:
Twofers -#5 Vintage/Retro
A Gem of a Challenge - spots and /or stripes
Crafty Friends Challenge - gems/pearls
Crafty Catz - #296 Embossing 

37 comments:

sandie said...

I really love this background, the paper and vellum with the gold sentiment would work on their own as a card! But I have to say I also think this image is fabulous, it is so detailed and yes so 50s. Have a good week x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Hello Pia, we love that you are enjoying our challenge, you and Joan have been such great supporters from the start and your projects are always bang on theme and inspiring. Love your 1950's housewife, thank you for joining us again at Twofers XOXO Zoe

Asha said...

I see the 1950s connection. Apparently back then an apron and a broom made a woman feel fabulous at home! Nowadays we need, stamps, glitter, sequins, dies, stamps, pretty powders, pastes and large well-stocked, perfectly organised craft room. Keeping it monochrome certainly adds to the retro look. FAB card, Pia!
x Asha

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Pia thank you for joining us over on Crafty Catz
Dianne x
CC DT

Jane Willis said...

Very 1950s, with that check apron and the fluffy slippers, and keeping it monochrome had added to the retro effect. Super take on our challenge at Twofers.
Jane

cotnob said...

This is brilliant Pia, such a fabulous image and I love the way you have stamped the sentiment on vellum so that the background shows through - a clever design.
Pauline
x

Sue B said...

Ooh this is a gorgeous and elegant design Pia… she is very 50s… I thought that straight away… Love the gold on the vellum. I've just ordered some vellum and new fine powders to try out some embossing… it sure looks fab here! :-)
thanks for your lovely comments
Hope you had a lovely weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xxx

Lau W said...

Oh superb card Pia, so nice design, elegant !
xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very 50's, my birth decade. Lol!!! Really gorgeous Pia.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Mrs.B said...

I love your 50's housewife Pia - she's Fabulous! Can't believe you've had such a gem for so long without inking her.
Love the card design too.
Avril xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love this, Pia! What a great stamp! I really like the vellum and the gorgeous gold sentiment! The bling and banner finish it off nicely!

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous retro card, Pia!!! Love the scene in the image, it remember me Cinderella :D
You have made a great work, and there is not anything too much or less, it's just perfect!

Jacee said...

This is a lovely design Pia, it looks wonderful
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Laine said...

Yes it is Fab u lous. She is lovely and your card desing is stunning.
Laine
xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic design Pia..love the image and the vellum with the sentiment is awesome..looks so effective with the spotty paper behind.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Loz said...

Fabulous Vintage card and image Pia..Loz

chrissy xx said...

It really is BEAutiful..I LOve your design Pia.
This stamp must have waited just for this card..LOve it.
Chrissyxx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous vintage stamp very 50s and love the gold embossed sentiment -everything compliments the image
Carol x

CornishKat said...

Gorgeous card, I love the bling and what you've done with the papers & sentiment. Thank you for joining us at a Gem of a Challenge,
Katrina (GDT) x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is lovely, I really like the colours xx

Monika Reeck said...

Yay...
This is AH MAZING Pia..
I love this vintage lady image..
The idea to split the vellum and the gold perfecto sentiment...the color combo is classic n elegant...I would say this is a winner card sweety..luv this much...hugs
Monika

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Just like your card says... FABULOUS!! Awesome image and I love the dotted paper with the vellum and gold embossed letters! Awesome retro feel!

Brenda

PS...I appreciate your visits and comments on my blog too:)

Meihsia Liu said...

The image is so beautiful! Love your fantastic card, Pia. :)

Avril Watson said...

Do you know Pia, I remember my Mum, dressed in pretty dresses, whilst doing the cleaning..she is 76 now and her grand-daughters, all 22, think nothing of borrowing from her wardrobe, LOL...unlike me with my PJ's...a fantastic card hun, hugs xxx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Love this card Pia! Great background for your vintage housewife! Xx

Christi Conley said...

Hi Pia! So good to see you again joining in at Twofers! I so agree about being forced to use your rubber stamps, I've collected so many yet they have yet to see ink. This card has a fabulous vintage/retro flavor about it - the entire card is wonderful! Thanks again! Christi DT

meg said...

Gorgeous design love the image

Joan said...

A very FABULOUS card Pia, I really love that housewife stamp, very 50's, the gold embossing in the vellum is great , toning down but allowing the background to show through.

Joan

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. Your design is so stylish. The gold embossing on vellum looks really effective.
Thank you for taking part in a Gem of a Challenge.
Sue xx

*Vicki* said...

Yay for the homemakers!! :) Really fun background and it works great with your retro theme here!! I love it!! HUGS

Tammy said...

Beautiful card, I love that retro image and your fab embossed sentiment!
Tammy x

MaryH said...

Definitely invokes the '50-s...I remember aprons and brooms. And it's a wonderful look in the vintage tones with no coloring too. I like the bold gold lettered sentiment on the vellum over the underlaying design of circles & the rectangle sections. Very modern touch with the vintage lady...great composition. TFS & Hugs

Michelle said...

This is such a stylish card Pia and it has a wonderful retro vibe to it - Michelle x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Pia! I so admire your use of Vintage images. This design is especially pretty with the dotted background and the vellum on top of it! The thin black matting against the 3 panels really brings it all together. I never think of doing that with my designs. I'm inspired by how you innovatively utilized the different shapes and off-the-page image with your black and white theme! Hope your week has been a good one! hugs, de

Mervi said...

Gorgeous retro image, beautifully designed card;-))m

Mimi said...

So creative, Pia! All the details in the layers, and she (Miss Stamp) topped it off with the perfect sentiment! I love this card-- a definite winner! She's almost 1930s to me... I love old-fashioned women! Great card.

Diane Louise Janion said...

Super fab image and love the 'fabulous' sentiment on the backing paper. Thanks for entering the 'Gems and/or Pearls' challenge over at Crafty Friends. Hope you will join us for our next challenge... Good Luck!
Diane Louise (DT)