Saturday, April 4, 2020

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #157

With everything going on in today's world it's important for us to maintain a sense of humor and Edna certainly has a great attitude.  This week she's rocking to the tune of Retro.  And damn, she's sporting some finely defined legs there.

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Retro can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, especially ones of different age groups.  I had several ideas but in the end decided to shop my stash for something that will be appropriate to some crafters.  

Funny little personal story....

One of my son's favorite t shirts as a teen had a logo of a 45 rpm spider, also referred to as an adapter.  Remember these?

45 Stereo Adapter T-Shirt - Music Tee

He had bought the shirt himself and so one day I asked him if he knew what the logo was.  Nope.  Not a clue.  He just thought it "looked cool."  I felt very old explaining the concept to him.  LOL!!  

Ok...back to my card.  :-)

I stamped and colored the turntable image with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils before fussy cutting it out.  I used a wave background stamp to create the white embossed image onto black cardstock.  I did a bit of creative masking on the sentiment.  The original says "relax, vintage is totally cool right now."   I taped off the word "vintage" before stamping and heat embossing in white.  I then stamped in the word RETRO in the blank space and heat embossed it in teal.  I added some enamel dots and really love how it turned out. any of you still own your LPs/45s?  I have four LPs displayed on craft room wall.  I also still have my 45 collection which includes the original Bohemian Rhapsody/We Will Rock You by one of my favorite bands ever, Queen.  And me being the OCD nerd then that I still am today, I have each and every album/single labeled in Sharpie with my initials and month/year that I bought them.  Yep.  I was born this way.  ROFL!!

Neat & Tangled - For the Record stamp set
Hero Arts - Irreverent Birthday stamp set
Hero Arts - Ocean Waves Background stamp
Honey Bee Stamps - Sentiment Alpha set

Stay healthy my friends!  

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. Great card, Jules! I remember having to explain LPs to my friend's daughter a few years ago, Jo x

  2. I have a collection of LP's that's followed me from house to house. Weirdly, I have trouble giving them up.

  3. Lots of LPs, some mine some my son's that I store. Really cute card. Great background and awesome colouring.

  4. LOL Julie on the stories!!! I can totally relate to marking my LP's... more so, so that my sister never took them! LOL! AWESOME card and love your retro turntable.. and coloring! ((HUGS)) Helen

  5. This is where having a brother 14 years older than me totally comes in handy, as I know first-hand what a 45 adapter looks like, since he'd play music while his ankle-biter sister hung out with him in his bedroom. :D Love the turntable image - and is the background as psychedelic in real life as it is on a computer screen? :D

  6. My husband found a puzzle piece the other day that reminded him of that adapter... I must admit, Jules, I'd never heard it called a spider!
    Your card is so very retro cool!

  7. I had so many of those spiders around my bedroom it was crazy. My son has an LP and prefers his music that way actually. Great card I love it, Welcome to the team

  8. I have a retro (looking but not vintage) record player in my living room. I love love love listening to vinyl, the cracking...something about that works for me!
    I have a lot of my albums from the 80's (mostly stuff no one else would want to listen to LOL)
    That is TOOOOO funny that your sun didn't know what the 45 centre thing was...
    Fab job sistah!!