Wednesday, January 17, 2024



I missed taking part in last week's Colour Creations blog hop (I had to fly to New Zealand at short notice), but I'm pleased to be back this week to showcase Old Olive.  This is the colour combination I have used, with the new Rock & Roll Designer Series Paper:

I used Stampin' Blends markers, in the above three colours, to colour images on a piece of Rock & Roll DSP.  I used a sponge dauber to add Old Olive ink to the edges of the paper.  This panel was matted on a layer of Pool Party card, and an Old Olive card base.

The sentiment panel is a piece of Soft Sea Foam card, cut using a Perennial Postage Die.  I cut it down to size, by repositioning the die-cut piece in the die and running it back through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine.  After embossing this piece with a Basics 3D embossing folder, I set to work creating the sentiment.

Using a vertical greeting from the So Sincere stamp set, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" in Versamark ink on Basic Black card, added white Stampin' Emboss Powder, and used my Heat Tool to set it.  I cut the sentiment out with a Sending Die, adhered it to the Soft Sea Foam piece, and used Paper Snips to trim the Basic Black edges.

After placing Adhesive Sheet on the back of a piece of Old Olive card, I used the Mini Alphabet Die to cut out the letters for "To A Classic".

I coloured, and fussy cut, an extra "boom box" (or radio/cassette player, as we called them) and couple of cassettes, and added them to the sentiment panel.

The finishing touch (that you can see in the photo above) is a few Ombre Matte Decorative Dots added to the centre of some of the records (LPs).

Here's how I decorated the inside of the card.  A Basic White panel matted on a Pool Party piece of card.  I cut and coloured a strip of the DSP, sponged the edges with Old Olive ink, and added it to the Basic White panel.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Tina Gillespie:

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a comprehensive list of participants in this week's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a fantastic job of co-ordinating our blog hops every week.

Listed below are all the products I used to make this card.  If you would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, and you live in Australia, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List
Heat Tool
Paper Snips


  1. Love your Card Christine, I'm loving that DSP even though it's black & White it gives so much scope for colouring. I think I need to buy that alphabet die now as well.

  2. Christine, your colour combination, layout and the way you've coloured this DSP are all amazing! I love this retro "Hammer Time" (can't touch this!!) card that would work for any gender or age. It's simply fabulous!

  3. A great card to a classic Christine. I remember LPs, cassettes, etc - it’s all so familiar. A lovely colour combo and you have coloured the DSP beautifully. Love the embossed large postage label too. x

  4. Oh, this is so cool, Christine. All those amazing layers and the BOOM box is awesome. I love those letters and how you've used them on the embossed postage label and the vertical Happy Birthday. I think we all had one of those cassette players in the 80s!

  5. Love those letters - great to see them in action on a card. What a fab card.