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. Avatar CarolS says:

    Jetson’s cool card! Love it!

  2. Avatar Nikki says:

    Awesome card. Love your coloring.

  3. Avatar Lee Higbee says:

    Love it! Beautiful. :)

  4. Avatar Nikki says:

    Awesome card. Love the colors.

  5. Avatar Janet D. says:

    This is one of my favorite stamps in this release, great card!

  6. Avatar Cindy C. says:


  7. Avatar Kailash says:

    Gorgeous, vivid, bold and beautiful!!!

  8. Avatar Murtuza Charania says:

    Nina this is such a colourful and bright card. Really enjoyed watching the video.

  9. Avatar Teri says:

    You have achieved what you set out to do. Great background & the technique for making the poles is cool!
    Thanks. …Teri

  10. Avatar Marilyn in Michigan says:

    Bold and beautiful!

  11. Avatar Aide Mancera says:

    Wow!! Beautiful, thanks.

  12. Avatar Dacia says:

    Fun card – love the colors you used. I also just looked at your Mother’s Day card using the Sketch Ranunculus stamps – very pretty. I just might have to get that set. TFS!!

  13. Avatar Kim says:

    Great card, love the look.

  14. Avatar Ruth Duke says:

    Oh, I loved these colours! What a great card

  15. Avatar Debbie says:

    I love your card today… and most every day… LOL

  16. Avatar Dee Earnshaw says:

    WOW, this card is GORGEOUS. I love the effect of the shadows on the ‘poles’ and the vibrant colors. I am going to have a go at this too. LOL

  17. Avatar Elaine says:

    Very nice card

  18. Avatar Jannette says:

    Love your card! You nailed the retro look!

  19. Avatar DenaAnn Schaufele says:

    what a fun release

  20. Avatar Irene Dalton says:

    Great use of the bold colors and taking the retro stamps and making a fun, out of this world card!

  21. Avatar Jamie Zysset says:

    love the bright colors

  22. Avatar Katie Kinde says:

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. Avatar Maaike says:

    love the fifties diner look and your bright…i need sunglasses just to look at it, it’s fab!

  24. Avatar Jackie says:

    Beautiful! I love that bakground.

  25. WHOA now that’s an explosion of colours! I absolutely love your design. You used my least favourite stamp set from this release and created one of my favourite projects of this hop! Hats off girl! :-)

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