Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Anne here and today we are heading back to the sixties with this Retro LOVE die, one of the newly released Retro dies that showcases the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  I had lots of ideas for this die, but decided to pair it with the ultimate hippy car - the original Love Bug.

To start out, I die cut a basic shape and then die cut the Retro LOVE die inside that to create an inlayed effect.  Although the basic shape looks quite dark, it was heat embossed with combination of bright red, white, and black chunky embossing powder called Checkers by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Instead of melting it completely, I left it more textured.

The Retro LOVE was again from white cardstock which was colored with various Distress Inks.  Clear embossing powder was added for a shiny look.  This was then inserted into the original piece and a strip of cardstock was added to the back so the negative areas of the die would also have color.

I die cut the "O" from the die a couple more times from glossy paper colored with Nuance water based dye powders by Magenta for the peace sign and fussy cut that part out.  I also saved the flowers (negative pieces from the original cuts) and sprinkled them about.

The digi (VW Beetle) was colored with Copic markers and "Bug" was die cut twice using the DV Middle School font: once from black cardstock and once from scraps left over from the glossy paper colored with the Nuance powders.

Peace Out!


  1. This is awesome Anne! I thought the bug was a print. Great coloring and thanks for the explanation of how you created your "love".

  2. Oh that Love die looks fantastic! Great card!

  3. This is fabulous, Anne!! The Love looks amazing!! Wow!! I love the Bug, too!! What an awesome card this is!!

  4. This is awesome, Anne! That love die is gorgeous.