Friday, 4 June 2010

Polka Doodles Challenge - Modern/Retro Anniversary

Morning folks, it's Polka Doodles time again and the theme set by Lou is to make an Anniversary card with a Modern/ Retro style.
It's Lou and her hubby's anniversary so Happy Anniversary to both of you and hope you share lots more.
I've gone rather cute for mine as I couldn't resist the gorgeous owls on the Love & Cherish CD from The Twoo of Us collection.
I've chosen to make an easel shape card in shades of pink. mint green and chocolate brown (I'm thinking Neopolitan ice cream here lol). I made the card sections from pink Bazzill card and added a mint green panel to the front, embossed with the Cuttlebug Kimmy Luvs folder. I managed to emboss this on the whole of the panel by a bit of nifty lining up on the second go through the Cuttlebug and the slightly squished bit is hidden under the owl panel.
I added a second panel of owl paper and a border made with the Martha Stewart Doyley Lace double edge punch glued on to chocolate brown paper from the Not for Girls CD for contrast. I stuck the owl panel from the toppers section to more of the brown paper and trimmed the edges with deckle scissors. I added this to the card front and put pearls in the flower centres.
I finished off by adding another embossed green panel to the base, together with a pretty border from the topper sheet and a greeting cut out with the Nestabilities scalloped oval set and matted on brown.
I can also now tell you that we have 3 brand new Polka Doodlers from the recent DT call so welcome to:
Jenny, Lisa and Tracy
Looking forward to working with you ladies and seeing what you create with your Polka Doodles stash.


Tracy said...

Hi Fliss,
This is gorgeous, i'm still getting to grips with the CD's but your easel card is full of inspiration.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Rosa-kreattiva said...

molto bella, semplice e ben fatta complimenti

Nettie said...

Great easel card Fliss. Love the colours used too.x

brenda said...

Morning FFliss

I will think of these owl designs in a totally different light after reading your post.

And it brought back a childhood memory - the ice cream van used to come every Sunday afternoon and an elderky gentleman neighbour used to regularly ask for a "Metropolitan". Despite being repeatedly told it was Neopolitan, he never did call it by anything else, so needless to say Metropolitan stuck.

Anyhow, I still love your card and those colours.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Dora said...

Hi, this is really cute, love the colours too xxx