Retro Night Scene + Hop

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to my blog for another video tutorial that is part of a special blog hop celebrating the newest release from Simon Says Stamp!


This April release is entitled “My Favorite” which is quite fitting because the new goodies that are part of this release are definitely some of my most favorite stamps and dies right now… and I think you’ll feel the same way when you see everything that has been released! If you’ve already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from the blog of my sweet and wicked-awesome friend (she’s a true New Englander!) Jenn Shurkus!

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For my card, I have used the new Retro Thanks stamp and die set. When I saw this set, it immediately made me think of the Jetsons! I used to watch this show many, many times with my Pop-pop as a kid. We would watch old TV shows together like I Love Lucy, the Three Stooges, the Flintstones, Andy Griffith… the feel of this stamp set made me think of those times and I knew I had to make a card using these images!

If you’ve ever watched the Jetsons, which I am sure many of you have, everything is in a futuristic, space-like world with buildings suspended into the air on very tall poles. I wanted to create that effect with these signs and I’ll be showing you that in my video (down at the bottom of this post). I also used bright bold color schemes to go with the Jetsons/retro style.

This set is so much fun and brought back lots of fun, childhood memories for me! I hope you’ll check out the video I have for you showing how I created this card! If you enjoy, be sure to give the video a “thumbs up” on Youtube and subscribe to my channel for more weekly inspiration!




There are so many fabulous new goodies being released this month as part of the My Favorite Simon Says Stamp release! Yheck out the links below to find YOUR favorites! :)



As I mentioned, this post and video are part of a fun blog hop for Simon Says Stamps’s My Favorite April release! There are giveaways been drawn from comments on each stop of the hop, so be sure to leave a comment on my blog, as well as on the blogs of the other talented ladies participating in the hop! If you’ve already been hopping with us, the next stop is Yoonsun Hur, my talented friend from across the pond! :) And if you are just joining in, the entire hop order is listed below!

Heather Ruwe
Jenn Shurkus 
Nina Marie Trapani … that’s me! :)



If you enjoyed this card, here are a couple more cards I’ve created that feature new My Favorite Simon Says Stamp stamps and dies! Click the photos to be taken to the corresponding blog posts.

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If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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498 Responses

  1. Love your card! Great color combo, and I love the distressing in your sky. Tfs! ~ Andrea

  2. Avatar Lynne P says:

    Love the bright colors!

  3. Avatar Super Stick Chick says:

    Stunning background. Love your card.

  4. so much detail and colour!

  5. Avatar Cindy Wilson says:

    Wow, you must have one heck of an imagination. This card is awesome. Many thanks

  6. Avatar Allene Frederick says:

    Cool retro card!!

  7. Avatar Sandy Small says:

    Definately reminds me of the Jetsons! Great card!

  8. Avatar Ashley Wells says:

    Your card is awesome! Loving the projects you have been showing us recently too!

  9. Avatar Ashley Wells says:

    That was the same thought I had when I saw the retro thanks set!! The jetsons!
    I LOVE the pretty blue look of your card!

  10. Avatar Judy W. says:

    Awesome card! Great video showing how you created the retro scene!

  11. Avatar Lori B says:

    Wow- the colors are so bright & fun-love!

  12. Avatar Nan says:

    Love this colorful, retro design!

  13. Avatar Mary Schaeufele says:

    Love the colors! Beautiful!

  14. Avatar Louanne Fournier says:

    Reminds me of going to the drive-in, greasy spoons, the good ole days. Thank you for the trip back!

  15. Avatar Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS says:

    What a WONDERFUL and UNIQUE card!! I just love it and you’re right – it does remind me of the Jetsons! I’ll look foward to your YouTube videos! :-)

  16. Avatar Marianne says:

    Such a happy, vibrant card. Love that background.

  17. Avatar Jan Elmore says:

    I really like the retro theme. Nice images, well designed!

  18. Avatar Lisa says:

    I love the use of these stamps and dies to make a sign!

  19. Avatar Rachel says:

    Love the bright colors!

  20. Avatar Brenda says:

    Super Cute!

  21. Avatar Shannon Howell says:

    Haha! I immediately thought of The Jetsons too! Awesome card, Nina-Marie!!

  22. Fun, fun card! I remember those shows too!

  23. I am really wowed by your work (and I loved The Jetsons!).

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