Sunday 20 May 2012

Teenage Kicks...


Welcome to Day 4 of the TCM May release countdown!

Today you're getting two for the price of one. We're giving you sneaky peeks of two stamp sets availble from May 21st and one of them is F.R.E.E!

Yup - the fabulous set, 'Typically Teen' designed by Karen Baker is the free gift available for May's release when you spend over $50 in the TCM Store. It features fantastic graphic images that I know I'll be using over and over again! Heck - it even contains a fabulous 'splatter' image which is brilliant for splatter-phobes like me! :)

The next set we're featuring today is 'Retro Foundations', also designed by the talented Karen Baker. It contains a variety of background builders that will easily cover a standard 4.25 x 5.5 cardbase as well as brilliant sentiments. I love it!

For my project today, I decided to combine the sets to show you how well they work together.


Now when I first get stamps I like to sit with scrap paper and literally ink and play. Whilst playing with Retro Foundations I made out what looked like a tyre pattern (well it looked like one to me!) With this in mind, I made a card to celebrate a teen passing their driving test. I simply stamped the pattern repeatedly then sponged grey ink over it using sticky notes to mask the sides.

Be sure to check out the rest of the TCM DT because you really need to get a good peek at the beauties they've designed with these sets! 

Fancy winning one of these sets yourself? Then be sure to leave a comment on the TCM Blog today and you may be the lucky winner of one!

I'll be back tomorrow with our fun Blog Hop to celebrate the official release of the sets! Can't wait!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
Stamps: Retro Foundations, Typically Teen (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Pure Poppy Button (Papertrey Ink)


Lynn said...

Oh my....pure love for the retro set. I could use that card next year for! Hard to believe!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so pretty, I love it

Christina said...

So clever and fun, Aimes. I'm loving this Retro set already!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I LOVE your card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Chunyuan said...

love what you did with the set. The retro background is so elegant and classy.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love the repeated border and that red button is perfect!

donna mikasa said...

love the inspiration for your card! it really reminds me of tire tracks, too!

Taheerah said...

Such a great little card Aimes! Love the pop of colour from the button and that background is just awesome!

Ruth S said...

Great design - this retro set looks like its going to be really versatile! Rx

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful, clean and crisp!

Jenny said...

Oh yes, great pattern for a tyre track, you clever crafty girl :0)
I always love to see your CAS approach.
Jenny x

Geri said...

So, SO nice!! Love it!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the simplicity.

Karen B. said...

I see the tire treads now, what a fun idea! Classic card too.

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Maureen said...

ah, ink and play...I don't do that right away, just sometimes if I need your idea! LOVE the graphic texture of this and that HUGE font...gorgeous!

kasia c. said...

You are so clever! I does look a lot like a tire pattern. Great card!!

~amy~ said...

wonderfully crisp and FAB

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