Retro Patterned Cards – CAS-ual Fridays March 2017 Release

By Taheerah | 31st March 2017 | 54 Comments

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!

I’ve been in kind of a retro mood lately. Perhaps it was my recent forays into creating a neon sign card that got me in the that headspace, but I’ve been drooling over mod patterns, funky designs and other awesome stuff like that.

This month’s stamps from CAS-ual Fridays might not leap out and say ‘retro’ to you, but I couldn’t escape the vibe when designing my cards for today’s release blog hop.

Here’s the first of two cards I created with this month’s goodies:

Lift Your Spirits Card by Taheerah Atchia

Gorgeous pattern, right?! I stamped the diamond stamps from the Modern Petals stamp set in Spring colours to create a sort of subtle plaid! It still feels kinda retro to me, even though plaid is making a comeback and these colours give it a more modern feel.

Lift Your Spirits Card by Taheerah Atchia

The sentiment from the Floating stamp set was a wonderful little uplifting touch to this pretty card.

Next up, I went full-on retro:

Retro 70s Thank You Card by Taheerah Atchia

I am crazy about this one! The sentiments from So Pretty really reminded me of a 70s style design, so that’s where I went with my design!

Retro 70s Thank You Card by Taheerah Atchia

I created my rainbow pattern by hand, colouring them with Copic markers. The sentiments from Rad also went perfectly with this so I had to add a couple!


CAS-ual Fridays March Blog Hop

Today is the Release Day for the March CAS-ual Fridays release! All the goodies you’ve been salivating over this week are now available to buy in the store!

To celebrate, we’re having an awesome Blog Hop, with special guests and *massive* prizes! There are 5 $20 gift certificates up for grabs for people who comment on all the hop destinations, as well as a Grand Prize of a $50 gift certificate for one lucky winner too if you comment on the CAS-ual Fridays blog! You have until 11:59pm EST on Saturday 1st April to leave a comment, and winners will be announced the next day!

Make sure you check out the entire Hop line-up on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog! Your next stop is Shona Chambers!

Don’t forget you can also use my special code TAHEERAH2017 to get 15% off your order too!

CAS-ual Fridays Incentive

Thanks for stopping by!


A Little Lift Card

70s Retro Thank You Card

54 thoughts on “Retro Patterned Cards – CAS-ual Fridays March 2017 Release”

  1. What a great idea. Your cards show ways to make more use of the stamps. Great job and thanks for sharing.

  2. Taheera, I’m diggin’ the retro vibe. Thanks for reminding me, too, that I *can* create some of a card’s elements by hand, like your 70’s rainbow swirl (vs stamping them all) and still have cool and beautiful results.

  3. Love your starry plaid! Such a brilliant idea and it looks SO awesome! Your 70s rainbow is so neon like *sparkle*
    Put a big big smile on my face :)))))
    Thank you! xx

  4. Love the diamond background. So far,no one else has done this! Great colors all around. And the retro vibe really pops.

  5. Wow those are really gorgeous cards, I love the retro look! I absolutely love the rainbow card too, the pattern does go perfectly with the font of the text!

  6. Love the diamonds. The colors are soft and
    so pretty. the other is bright and colorful.
    Both are fantastic.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. Definitely mod and retro! I agree that your circle drawing is impressive and cool. I really like the versatility of the modern petals set. Thanks for sharing!

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