I love the 50's !

I love the 50's !

Posted by Pam Watson on 18th Aug 2017

If there was an era that you could go back to, what would it be? For me, it would definitely be the fifties! I just love all the colors, the music, the dance, the clothing style, everything! I've wanted to wear a "poodle-skirt" for the longest time for Halloween but haven't done so yet because if I'm going to do it, I want to do it right and have all the props necessary to complete the outfit! Time and money usually gets in the way of that.

When I saw these "1950's Girl Outline Stickers," I could not wait to try them out! At first, I wasn't really sure how I wanted to color in the sticker. I began flipping through some Authentique 6 x 6 paper pads when I came across the Authentique Radiant collection. I remember buying this because I loved the colors and the patterns. Although I was originally just looking for papers to use as the prints and color scheme for my card, I decided I would try something different than just coloring!

I selected a floral patterned paper and applied the 1950's Girl to the paper. I cut out around the skirt part of the sticker to give the illusion that the skirt had a pattern. I then found some corresponding pink paper in the paper pad and placed the shirt part of the 1950's Girl over the pink and cut out around the shirt part of the sticker. Now my girl had matching skirt and shirt! For the rest, I decided to place the entire sticker onto some Neenah Solar White card stock and adhere it using some tape runner adhesive. I then finished off the 1950's Girl by coloring her skin, shoes, and hair with Copic markers.

 For the hair, I used Copic Markers E31, E55 and Y21 to achieve a blonde-reddish hair look. For the skin, I used E50 and E53. Lastly, for the shoes, I used N6 and N8. I would have used black but I worked with the Copic Markers I have and haven't yet invested in black.

Now that the 1950's girl was finished, I cut her out and traced a black marker around the edges to give her a finished look. I then adhered her to some beige color card stock from the 6 x 6 paper pad and cut the piece down to 2.25"x 5". I also decorated the piece using some of the stickers from the 1950's Girl Outline Sticker set. Next, I found some blue patterned paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad that I thought matched well with my girl. The dots on the background reminded me of patterns used in the 1950's. I cut this down to 4.25"x 5".

I adhered the entire piece using foam to a 4.5"x5.25" beige card base. As I looked over the card, I felt some type of finished piece was missing. That's when I saw some retired border peel-off stickers on my desk that I thought would work great as a smooth transition from the blue dotted patterned paper and the beige paper with my girl on it. Lastly, I topped off my embellishment stickers with some clear rhinestones and that was it!

I hope that you learned a few new techniques for using the outline stickers. With crafting, I never believe there's just one way to do something. Use your imagination and play to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting :)


Krazy Kreations Supplies Used:

1950's Girl Outline Stickers

Border Peel-off Stickers - retired

Authentique Radiant 6 x 6 paper pad

Neenah Solar White 110 lb Card stock

Copic Markers