Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Housewife With a Little Attitude

Click on the photo to see it enlarged for detail.
I am drawn to vintage looking images of cute housewives.  So, when I saw this stamp set called Domestic Goddess from There She Goes Clear Stamps I just HAD to get my hands on it.

Years ago I did a just for fun photoshoot with some quirky photos and I wore this red polka dotted dress.  I really need to buy one similar to it, as I didn't own the one in the photo.  So, in honor of that dress I made this one red with white polka dots, here's one of the photos from that day with me "vacuuming some rocks."  Told ya it was quirky ;)  *LOL*

There are some pretty funny sentiments that came with this set, and I decided to use the one that says "Please leave a message after the tone.  Beeeep...."  Little miss smarty pants there thinks she's being real funny, maybe it's a bill collector, or a nagging relative.  *LOL*

Here's my card recipe:

Yellow card base in standard 4 and 1/4 by 5 and 1/2 A2 size

Dashes and dots drawn with a blue Stampin' Up marker

Blue cardstock 3 and 3/4 by 5

Vanilla colored layer is 3 and 1/2 by 4 and 3/4, I embossed it with the Cuttlebug folder called Seeing Spots

A scalloped oval cut with Nestabilities using some paper from the Cricut Celebrations stack - it's got small circles on it.

Oval shape cut out of white cardstock with stamped image on it.  I had to cut out the area around her hair before cutting with the oval Nestability.  Then I just popped that part of her through the top of the die so that it wouldn't cut.  

The image and sentiment are 2 separate stamps from the Domestic Goddess set.  I colored her with some Copics for her hair and skin, and some Stampin' Up markers for everything else.  One thing I really love about the Stampin' Up markers is that on of the sides has a super fine tip you can use for writing or getting into tiny little spaces.  The Copics are great for blending and making things more realistic.  I am a total beginner to coloring techniques, so I love being able to use both kinds of markers together to get a nice look.  

Thanks for checking out my fun card today! 


Amanda said...

Oh Amber, I am loving your super Fun and Sassy card!!! I'm totally digging the polka dot dress also.. I want to buy a polka dot dress now ;0)

Scrappy Hugs,

Missy said...

Such a cute card!!! Love all the little details you added!!

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

Such a cute card!! I love the picture of you too! You are such a beautiful person both on the inside and out!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Cute card, love the red polka dots on her dress :)

Juls said...

just fabulous!!! That polka dot dress is amazing!!! HUgs Juls

Kimberly said...

Hey Hey, super fun card. I love how you did this card up...Your pics is awesome too, quirky yes but fantastic...TFS! www.justwordz.ca

Jovan said...

What a cute card and I just love your picture!

Kelly said...

OMG Amber this is the cutest card EVER! Love everything about it!

Marlene said...

Adorable card....and that dress is gorgeous on you!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! LOVING your photo! You are so fun!

DonnaMundinger said...

Too cute, Amber! Love that retro housewife and your adorable pin up pic! Fab dress! xxD

Whimcees said...


I love the vintage card - and the inspiration photo! Great coloring and layout on the card!

I hope that all is well with you and your family and wish you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane

Michele F. said...

Ohhh.. How did I miss this?? Your card is so cute and you are even cuter! Too funny! Makes me want to buy a polka dot dress, bikini.. SOMETHING!! :-)

scrappinC said...

Cute vintage card! Love the dress. You look adorable in that dress and how about that vacuum. LOL!
Cindy Lou

Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too said...

Well loooook at you -- HOT MOMMA! :))))
Love it and your picture. Thanks for sharing...