Retro Style Card—Will Trade Coffee for Gossip

Retro Style Card—Will Trade Coffee for Gossip2017-12-27T11:23:06-04:00

Project Description

Retro Card - "Will trade coffee for gossip."

The 1950's Kitchen in Joe Rotella's houseJune Cleaver is going to pop out of one of my kitchen cabinets some day, I’m sure of it. I live in a 1950s ranch with the original pink kitchen made by GE. Yup, the one you see at the start of the Tomorrow Land ride at Disney. That’s fine with me though, because I love 1950s design. I’ve collected Heywood Wakefield furniture and Russel Wright designs for 20 years. So when I saw the two woman drinking coffee (or tea) on Viva Las Vegastamps! plate 1364 I immediately thought of June Clever, pink, turquoise and retro wallpaper.

With those thoughts in mind, this was a quick card to create.

1. Round the corners and then use sepia ink to edge the turquoise, tan and background layers of the card.

2. Stamp the two woman drinking from plate 1364 on white paper and color with Copic markers. Fussy cut.

"Will trade coffee for gossip." from Viva Las Vegastamps #176033. Stamp the sentiment “Will trade coffee for gossip.” on turquoise and punch with a scalloped oval punch. Add three small pearls.

4. Layer the mats and backgrounds on an A2 card using Miracle Tape. Adhere the sentiment. Adhere the two woman with pop-dots for dimension.

Plate #1364 from Viva Las VegastampsThere are so many sentiments that would go perfectly with the image of the two woman drinking. How about “Hi! We were just talking about you…” or “We start our day with coffee, but we end it with booze.What sentiment comes to mind when you see this image? I encourage you to share your ideas in a comment. Who knows, maybe one day it will become a stamp!

Viva Las VegaStamps!For more projects using Viva Las Vegastamps! check out the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog.

Happy Crafting!



  1. Michele/Want2scrap March 5, 2012 at 2:43 am - Reply

    Joe, I love your card! Your kitchen is abolutley AMAZING!! Karen and I need to make a road trip to Columbus…..we'll bring the coffee! Would love to visit and chat 🙂

  2. Amy Day March 5, 2012 at 6:04 am - Reply

    I just love your kitchen! Never seen it look quite like that before . . . hee, hee . . . but the card really does compliment it! I really like the starting the day with coffee and ending it with booze sentiment! Seems really true to life! Another great card. You're so talented!

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