Friday, May 13, 2022

Outlawz Festive Friday Time!

 Hey everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Outlawz Festive Fridays with our May sponsor, Kate Hadfield Designs
I have used Kate's Artsy Florals digital set, which is a newsletter subscriber freebie, so I can't show you a link (but you can download for free if you subscribe). 
Here's a look at the set.
And here are the themes for this challenge. I went with Flowers.
I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design, but in PSE I resized it to 4 x 9 inches and then flipped it horizontally. I'd just like to note that this sketch is from April 6, 2005! Today, Slimline cards are all the rage, but this is the very first Slimline on the SCS Sketch Challenge and they called them Legal Size cards back then! 😂 Reading the forum thread was hilarious. They were like, oh cool, this is weird but interesting! People had trouble with the dimensions (what else is new? Still a problem today!). Finally someone suggested to just cut your cardstock to fit into a #10 envelope, lol. And the size we know was born! I LOVE reading stuff like this. It's like unearthing history to me.
So, after cutting my card base out of Recollections Heavyweight white card stock, I went looking to use up some of my thinner patterned paper and chose 2 ancient Gin-X papers, which I ink and edge distressed before adhering. Since I was making a Slimline, I arranged the flowers in PSE to fit onto my green panel after fussy cutting. (The flowers come in .png file format so they can be digitally layered.) I colored them with Promarkers using the GinX floral paper as a color guide. I also created and printed the "On Your Special Day" and stippled it green using Mowed Lawn DI, outlining with a Promarker after die cutting it with a Lawn Fawn fishtail banner die. I dug into my pink paper stash for a scrap to mat the white "For You" I stamped with Green Oasis VF Clair. I cut both with nesting MFT fishtail banner dies. A note about the "For You" stamp: it's an ancient D.O.T.S. stamp! Remember those? Dozens Of Terrific Stamps, a stamp company that was ALL the rage about the time the sketch I've used was created. 
The Gin-X paper also has a 2005 copyright! No, didn't plan this, just Serendipity at work. For those who don't know or remember, Gin-X owner and Generation Xer Ginger Rohlfs based her paper lines on movies that were popular with Generation X. The 2 papers I've used look to be from lines based on the movies Desperately Seeking Susan and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. I'm a Baby Boomer but on the tail end (born in 1956 - I use the socio-cultural history Boomer timeframe of 1943-1960 from Strauss and Howe's GenHist Theory), so I relate somewhat to Generation X and always thought Ginger's idea was cool. I bought several lines and still have some of most of them.
Inside, a Uniko sentiment stamped with Charming Pink Versafine Clair ink.
On back, more of the Gin X paper and a stamped/punched siggie.
Close-up of the flower centers' glittery shimmer created with my Spectrum Noir Glitter pens.
And final view. Thanks so much for visiting and I hope your weekend is wonderful! XXO

(made a slimline but not for Mother's Day)


Diane said...

A beautiful colorful happy card!! Thank you for sharing the beauty of it with us at Colorful Options and Four Seasons!!
Diane CO DT and FS DT {Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}

Donna Walls said...

Such a bright and cheerful card. I need to start using card sketches again, I got out of the habit and not sure why! Thanks for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge and we look forward to seeing more of your lovely designs.

Inkyfingers said...

What a bright and cheery creation, Aimeslee and I love how you composed the design. I too love the slimline design and as you like little facts, here in the UK it's known as DL or Dimension Lengthwise!
Have a great weekend from one Boomer to another.
Carol x

Darlene said...

So, so pretty my friend! I need to make more slimline cards ... thanks for inspiration! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


P.S. Thanks for also sharing with us over on the Colorful Options challenge! Good Luck!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Your brightly colored flowers are stunning, love the slimline design too. So glad you joined our challenge at Four Seasons!

brenda said...

Such a beautiful burst of Summer colour Aimeslee, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our May theme at Stamping We Love Stamping challenges.

B x

Alyson Mayo said...

This is so pretty - but then again, flowers are my favourite! It's funny to see how slimline cards have developed, and yes, the measurements are still all over the place!

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card, love the colourful summer blooms.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Avril x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

I love slimlines and minislims. This card is nicely filled with flowers. It looks like a very special card.

Makira said...

AWWWW! Such a sweet and cheery card! Thank you for your rainbow entry and support. I look forward to seeing more of your makes in the future! Cheers, Makira

Colorful Options DT

Valérie said...

What a beautiful and colorful card! I love the flowers and the glitter you added to the center. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at AAA Birthday. Stay safe and keep crafting! xx

Stellalena said...

A very pretty and colorful card.
Thank you for taking part in the Mirtillamente challenge!
Good luck and I hope to see you again.
Alena DT Mirtillamente

Crafting Queen said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, We Love Stamping, 613 Avenue Create and TTCRd challenge. Anesha

SarahR said...

Hello Aimeslee, your card is just lovely - such pretty flowers and colours! Wonderful!
Thanks for joining in with us over at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, hope to see you again,
DT - Colour Crazy

Josje said...

Lovely card thanks for joining at colour crazy
Groetjes Josje Dt

Jane said...

Such a pretty and beautifully colourful card, love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us over at We Love Stamping.

Vesna M. said...

Beautiful flower card, love how you combine so many different colors. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. DT Vesna

Jennifer Kotas said...

Beautiful card! I love all the color!

Larelyn said...

Such a happy card. Thanks for sharing the assembly details and thanks for sharing at Pearly Sparkles.

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Vesela hiška.
Valerija DT

VEANA R. said...

What a beautiful card with corurful flowers! Just love it. Thanks for sharing at Vesela hiška ( Happy house) and wish you all the best. Hugs, Veana R. DT

FinArt said...

Thank you for sharing your crd with us. You used beautiful collors. Janja DT