Monday, March 23, 2020

3 Retro 80's Card Ideas - Catherine Pooler New Release & Blog Hop



Hi Friends! Time to channel your inner 80's self with the big hair, shoulder pads, gloria vanderbilt jeans, leg warmers, rainbow doodles and roller skates! You may have come from my friend Michele Ferguson's blog, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with another really fun blogger Ashlea Cornell!


Catherine Pooler's new Let the Good Times Roll stamp set is perfect for all your 80's loving friends and family. The main feature of this set is the two different roller skate stamps. I remember my parents dropping me off at the roller rink for girl scout parties, school activities, and even for open skating. I never had my own skates, but I sure would have been proud to own these gems, with a rainbow and cloud design no less!







I filled the background with stars to give these skates a magical look, like they may be enchanted with some sort of time machine if they fit your feet : ) The bottom of the card is masked and color blended, and then I stamped the retro "happy birthday" in navy. Doesn't this font scream "Welcome to the 80's"?


This card totally reminds me of something that would be on my Trapper Keeper! I was in school all during the 80's and I think everyone in our middle school had a fancy Trapper Keeper to organize their school papers. Does anyone else remember these?

 
I made the patterned background by clustering the smaller stamps from the set on an acrylic block, and then stamping them randomly across the panel. Then I did some ink blending. Here's that 80's sentiment again, this time embossed in gold.

Finally, this card is my favorite, I think. I tried to use a happy color palette with a lot of brights. The pom poms on the skates are definitely something the 80's me would have longed for.


Love that the sentiment has open letters so you can tie it in with the colors in your skates. The skates are watercolored, except for the mint.


I think this card background is something you would have seen in the 80s too. Paint spatters were really big then. I remember the apron I made for 7th grade Home Economics was white with rainbow paint spatters. I believe it's actually still in a tub in my basement! To get even more bright colors in this card, I layered the panel with the fuchsia and purple leopard print from the Totally Rad paper pack that also was just released. 


All right, sure hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane (or perhaps I'm just ancient and this was all new information to you, ha!!)

PLEASE NOTE: Let the Good Times Roll has been a popular set, and currently shows as "out of stock" on the website. BUT, if you click to the detail page you'll be able to purchase it. I was just notified that it was restocked today and the website is not fully refreshed yet.
  
Prizes:
One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Sunday, March 29th at 11:59pm PDT. Winner will be notified by email.
  
I now have the pleasure to send you to the always charming Laurel Beard!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Kelly

Supplies Used (including affiliate links, thanks so much for your support of my projects and blog!)



Let the Good Times Roll, Catherine Pooler Clear Stamps

Totally Rad, Catherine Pooler Patterned Paper

36 Pan Set, Altenew Watercolor Paint

Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White

Black Jack, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad



33 comments:

  1. These are great cards, Kelly! So fun!

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  2. Bright & Cheery just like you! XXOO

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  3. Such a delightful trio of cards! So playful and WELCOME!

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  4. Everything is colorful and pretty! So much fun! Down to the fonts! Reminds me of my younger years!

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  5. love the bright colors and the stamps too, thank you for sharing

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  6. Such fun and bright cards. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. These are happy, uplifting and full of fun!!

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  8. You really captured the vibe on your cards. Colours are fun.

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  9. All three are fabulous! I LOVE your backgrounds and bright colors!

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  10. Your skates are just adorable.

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  11. Wow! it was a trip back into the 80s looking at your designs! So fun and yes, my son's girl friends all had Trapper Keepers looking like your card background. Cute cute cute cards.

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  12. I like the coloring. Good background blending.

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  13. Really cute cards! The skates are so fun! Great color combos on your awesome cards!

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  14. Such fun cards--made me a little nostalgic with the fun 80's designs! Love the second card, TONS!

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  15. Yep, a trio of cards that took me right down memory lane, Kelly ... bright, rainbow-y, vibrant and so fun! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. Fun cards, great new release.

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  17. Great cards. Love all those bright and happy colors ♥

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  18. Love the retro theme! Already bought this set and looking forward to using it. Thanks for some great ideas!

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  19. Fantastic cards. Love the
    bright colors on a dreary day.
    Me and the kids were all out of
    school by the 80s so I don't
    remember the Trapper Keeper.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Your cards are so bright and colorful! I love how vivid they are and pop right off the page! Beautiful!
    Warm Hugs,
    Michele K. Henderson
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  21. super fun cards, love the bright colors!

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  22. Wonderful, fun cards. Your coloring is amazing.

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  23. All so much fun, love the ink blending too.

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  24. Great cards! Very colourful and lots of fun.

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  25. I like your fun and colorful variety of cards.

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  26. Colorful and fun cards, loving this new release.

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  27. Love your cards! So colorful!!!

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