Retro Fresh This and That Journalling Tag Card - CCMC 288

by Joanne James4. February 2014 20:29

Good evening blog readers! Today I'm sharing another card that I made to link up to the colour challenge this week over at Create with Connie and Mary. Why, you ask? Well, this is this week's colour challenge:

Now I already linked up this card that I had made for the Spring Sketch Challenge over at CCMC, because it just so happened to be in the right colours. Since that was more by accident than design, I decided to challenge myself to have another go at creating something specifically using these colours. To make it doubly challenging, I decided to try and not use any of the Retro Fresh DSP on my card - not because I don't love it, but because I wanted to create a card that looked different to the last one. So, here's the card I came up with:

This card is very 'CAS' for me; I love 'clean and layered', but find 'clean and simple' more of a challenge (I think the large amount of 'white space' scares me!) I used one of the Retro Fresh Journalling Tags as the focal point for my card; as I'm not a big scrapbooker, I don't generally invest in journaling tags, but having seen some made into great cards on other people's blogs last season, I decided I would invest in a set of the new tags expressly to see if I could use them in card making. I have to say, I really like some of the cute tags and sayings included in the Retro Fresh tag kit and they are great for creating a quick focal point on a card. There are a few different sizes included and I think they're a bargain too, so if you've never bought a pack you might like to try them - like me, you might be pleasantly surprised! I finished this card before I realised I hadn't actually inked up a stamp either - this really is a card of so many 'firsts'!

I'm saving this card for when my son earns his next times tables badge at school; this will be a great 'hi 5' moment and this card will be the perfect way to celebrate.

Back tomorrow with another card; until then, happy stampin'!



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Comments (12) -

melissa davies
melissa daviesUnited States
2/5/2014 1:40:34 AM #

Great idea to use the journaling tags - shows how versatile stamping and scrapbooking really are! Thanks for joining us this week in the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 10:20:51 PM #

I thought so Melissa! I really should do more scrapbooking, but that's a whole other story!

Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
2/5/2014 2:57:36 AM #

FABULOUS CAS card!  WONDERFUL layout and GREAT style!  Thanks for playing along AGAIN this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 10:22:15 PM #

Thanks Mary - CAS doesn't always come easily to me, so it's nice when it works!

DebUnited States
2/5/2014 4:35:47 AM #

Wow! I do love this one! Great CAS card and a fabulous design! Those journaling tags make for quick a fun cards! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 10:23:46 PM #

Thanks Deb - I can see lots more card potential for these little journaling tags - there are some really fun designs.

Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
2/5/2014 12:17:02 PM #

High five to you for a great card! I love how you raised up the arrows/chevrons. That immediately caught my eye. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 10:26:33 PM #

Thanks Lisa - glad you liked the chevrons. I wanted something to echo the arrow direction and act as a little more embellishment, but ribbon trim just wasn't 'clean' enough for me, so chevrons won!

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
2/5/2014 1:09:49 PM #

SUPER cute card!  I didn't even look at those tags, but your card is darling!  I also like how the chevrons pop up!  Those little rolled flowers are SO darling! What a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 10:28:53 PM #

I hadn't looked at them either Connie, as I generally make more cards than scrapbook, yet there are some great modern graphics in the set that would make some cool CAS cards. I'm converted!

Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
2/5/2014 3:41:17 PM #

I love how you incorporated the journaling tags on this card!  Very clever...and very "in"!  Thanks for playing the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James
Joanne James
2/8/2014 10:30:07 PM #

Why thank you Lisa - I do think these tags have great 'cool' card potential!

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