Retro Vases

Retro designs are such a fun way to add some flair to a clean and simple card.  For today’s project, I added fun star bursts and geometric shapes to some plain vase stamps I had in my collection.  I used Basis card stock in a variety of pretty blues as my color palette.

Finding the “perfect” blue card stock can be a challenge.  I found that the Basis card stocks in Blue, Medium Blue and Light Blue are very nice “true blue” colors.

I began by heat embossing the outline vase stamps in white and then adding different patterns from the Retro Backgrounds stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop and heat embossing those in white.  

I trimmed out the vases and then got to work on a simple background for them to sit on.

I used a circle stencil along with Distress Oxide ink in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron to blend a few circles onto a note card I made with Cougar White Super Smooth 110# card stock.  
I adhered the vases over the top of the bright green circles using a tape runner and foam squares and finished with a sentiment along the bottom.
I love the pop of green against the blue vases and of course, those funky retro accents.  Be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop to see the many color options for Basis card stock–on sale this month!
Additional supplies used can be found HERE.

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