Tuesday 13 April 2021

Got your number

I’d had the intention to make a card with the bingo embossing and the '50s style ladies for the current challenge at Lost Coast (where the theme is numbers) but hadn’t been getting round to it. The latest challenge at Let’s Squash It to use at least three folders and a person gave me the extra push to do it before the deadline when I hit on this idea for combining. 

The bingo card became the backdrop for the sassy pair and I took inspiration from Gail’s Technique Time post and embossed three scraps with the other two folders - circular scraps in this case. The birthday sentiment is already a circle and I put two other circles into a folder that has lots of circles on it. Pearl dots seemed to be in keeping with both the circle thing  and the '50s feel. I even gave the top lady a pearl  earring!

I initially planned to sand the bingo card having painted white card with black acrylic paint but I wasn’t getting quite as much contrast as I wanted so I ended up using silver wax on it. 

This was a fun make, even if the end result isn’t very “me”!

Tea and Coffee, Cherish Alphabet (both Crafty Secrets, no longer with us)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Bingo and Retro Circle embossing folders (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Happy Birthday embossing folder (set of four small folders by Sizzix)
Copic markers
Rub n Buff by Amaco (Silver Leaf)
Pearl pen by Viva Decor (Ice White)
Black acrylic paint 



CinnamonSally said...

Wow this is a fabulous card, love the bingo image behind the two retro women, such a great design!

Dotty Jo said...

Totally stunning card, Joanne! Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It! I LOVE your card, Jo x

Laurie said...

Great card and love the use of the Bingo card for a birthday card! Especially if you could find one with the actual number of the recipient's birthday. Cute stamps and sentiment as well. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

ionabunny said...

Oooh, lovely. Love the contrast with the dark bingo card and isn't embossing scraps fun!!! Love the circle and the sentiment and the ladies are fine. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It!! and at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

Sue said...

This is fabulous, such fun! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs, and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Wavejumper said...

So I just realized when I opened the pic more to see the pearl earring (great detail!) that it is an embossed circle behind her head. Looked like a pill hat to me at first glance.

What an interesting idea-to do "mini" embosses as accents!

Fun card!
hugs Margot

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous retro look card Joanne, love how you incorporated the embossing folders with the 'women', Robyn

Carol L said...

The details you put into this card are simply amazing!! I love the bingo card with those embossed circles and especially the pearl accents! A vintage beauty!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Very cool card, Joanne - absolutely adored this one!! Great design and I love the elements you combined!!