Go retro with the sketch and stamp


Today’s card was inspired by the new challenge at PS Sparks Challenge. Hope you are not tired yet of my cards that I make for Paper Smooches challenges.


This week it is a color challenge. I chose Knick Knacks stamp set birthday sentiment from Party Posse set. When I looked through the scraps of the papers I had, I found a piece from Basic Grey Collection. And then an idea came into my head. It is kind fits to the xylophone from the Knick Knacks set and it has all the colors from the challenge color palette.

Music Birthday

I kept the design of the cards pretty simple (is it too simple?). The layout is so close to the sketch from Retro sketches blog. I find a lot of inspiration there from so many talented crafters.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments! They are like rainbows in my crafting world!

Wishing you all fantastic day,


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10 Responses
  1. Kerry says:

    Elena, this is awesome!!! So so cute and love the cheerful colors! 🙂

  2. Eva says:

    Леночка,твоё владение цветом необыкновенно(мне не доступно).Удачи в челлендже

  3. Catherine says:

    love how the xylophone colors and design are repeated in the left edge of the centre feature

  4. This is so fun. What a happy card this is. You did a great job matching the colors in the challenge with your patterned paper and the coloring of the Xylophone is spot on. I don’t think it’s too simple at all. Love it.

  5. Helena says:

    очень симпатичная открытка. Цветовое решение,как всегда, на высоте. Удачи в челлендже. Лена

  6. mel mccarthy says:

    Oh this is too CUTE! I love how you used the stripey paper with that cute xylophone. I had one as a child. Did You? 🙂

  7. анилина says:

    Палитра обыгранна отлично. Удачи!!!

  8. Karin Åkesdotter says:

    LOVE the xylophone and Beautiful colors – such a great card!!!

  9. We are NEVER tired of your cards for the PSS challenges:) LOVE them all!!

    What a fabulous use of these colors– love those papers and how you’ve paired it with this stamp set! Great card:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team– hope you play along this week with the Picture Perfect challenge!!!

  10. So very cute! LOVE the vintage/retro feel with the colors! Sorry it’s a little late, but so glad you played along with us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!


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