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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Far Out...It's Your Birthday

Wow, it has been really hot here today! We took Kip's dad out for dinner tonight and made a quick run to Target, and that was it for us being out today. This set I have made here is a birthday gift for someone like me who was born in the 70s. I started the Hippy Hanna and then stamped and colored her with Copic and Prisma markers. My dad's sister is actually closer to my age than to his and she was teen-ager in the 70s and I was the pesky little kid that followed her everywhere. I remember watching her get ready to go on dates and out with her friends. She had some of these multi colored jeans! I also remember her having jacked and jeans with those fuzzy iron on patches. To create that look here, I used Liquid Applique on her jeans. That is the only tie-dyed paper I have been able to find anywhere and I love it! You can see the outside of the card says "Far Out", and the inside that you can't see says "It's Your Birthday".

I decided to make this little treasure box full of '70s memories. The box is an A2 card size box that I stamped with Versamagic inks and then added some foam stickers that I got from the girls' collage box.
Inside the box are things that I remember enjoying from my childhood in the 70s; Chicklets chewing gum, Pop-Rocks, Dr. Pepper flavored Lip Smackers, a ring pop, candy necklaces, a Mad-Libs game, some smiley face stickers, and this cool keychain that I made using the accessories from the Hippy Hanna set stamped onto Shrinky Dink film. Thanks for visiting. This is my last entry for the Hanna Stamps Guest DTS call. I don't envy whoever is judging that, there are some fantastic entries. Have a great night!!
Stamps from Hanna Stamps, paper is Paper Pizzaz, brads are Making Memories (I believe) and images were colored with Copic, Prismas, and Spica Markers, card stock is DCWV. Other items used: Shrinky dink film, pony beads, jump rings and a key chain.

17 comments:

Deb S. said...

So groovy!! OMG...I LOVED POP ROCKS!! Is it just me, or don't they seem as "poppy" as they were back in the 70's/80's? Anyway, great card and I love the little keychains too!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very cool 70's themed card and gift box. I was a teen in the 70s and I loved my bell bottom pants. Great background paper.

Dru said...

Wow does this ever bring back memories - love those colors!!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

OMGosh Gina! This takes me back to my youth! Very cute!

susanwilliamsrn said...

lol....love the card...wow...takes me back a little :-) great job on the colors...love your blog...lots of ideas

Eve said...

This is really COOL! Thanks for sharing!

The Wired Angel said...

Well isn't this a stroll down memory lane!! How fun.
Peace, love and togetherness man!!

Mary said...

love the blast from the past! My son is a 70s lover and he's only 20! I lived through them so not that huge of a fan but a look back is fun :)

Sara said...

Too cool Gina!!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness, I'm having flashbacks! I was also a teen in the 70's. I'm still not sure how I survived! LOL

What a great card, Gina. Your coloring and design and right on!

Scrubbysue said...

How fun gina! I love these! the theme is perfect and you did an awesome job on the coloring. I've never tried those shrinky dinks but, they look like a lot of fun.

Becky said...

This is wild..love this retro look, it brings back great memories :) your coloring is fabulous.

MiamiKel said...

Outrageous and fun!! This is a terrific card :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is great! I have some shrink film and haven't used it. Thanks for the reminder.

Stephanie said...

All I'm thinkin is Groove Is In The Heart by DeLite - crazy 90's tune!! Love it (your card a lot & the song a little)

laos348 said...

Very cool card - that background is perfect!

Melissa said...

Totally cool!!