Thursday, June 30, 2016

Inspiration Week: Introducing Sock Hop 1950's Inspired Set

I thought today when never arrive.  I have been so excited to finally share some cards using one of my favorite stamp sets from the release (who am I kidding though, they're all my favorites).  The set is called Sock Hop and it includes iconic pop culture images from the 50's with a playful twist.

Up first is a card focusing on the poodle skirt wearing dog, the Letterman sweater wearing cat and the little ice cream soda images from the set.  I didn't have room to include a table when creating the stamps so I created my own table by using the tree trunk from Summer Picnic as my table base and tracing two oval shadow die-cuts with a sharpie from the Sunny Borders die set to form my table top.  For my black and white tile I drew my own floor using this post by Sandy Allnock as inspiration.

I heat embossed a scalloped border in white on black cardstock using the Sunny Borders Stamps and Dies and then repeated the ice cream soda motif on some cardstock inked up with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Sock Hop 1950's Inspired Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next is a card focusing on the fun car from the set.  I love that it can fit the critters in the car--They almost remind me of a set of kids riding along in a 1950's Pedal Car.
To set my scene I loosely sketched out my street in pencil, fussy cut it out, erased the pencil lines and then inked it up with Black Soot Distress ink.  Before adhering it to my card I inked up a panel in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and then added some texture with my Copic Markers.  When I was done I cut off a little wavy portion along the top to form my horizon and adhered it to my card base which had been inked up Tumbled Glass ink.  To complete my scene I added trees to the background from our Happy Home stamp set.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Sock Hop 1950's Inspired Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next is a card spotlighting the cute jukebox from the set.  I thought it would be fun to use the checkered blanket from our Summer Picnic set to form my black & white tiled floor.  This is a great option if you're nervous drawing your own.  I'm sure there is a great way to mask it off to repeat the design, but in the end I decided to stamp 4 of them and just cut them out (which is so easy to do with the straight lines) and then to adhere them on the card so that they formed one continuous design.  


Sunny Studio Stamps: Sock Hop 1950's Inspired Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my last card I used Silhouette's Circle Burst cutting file.  I opened it up in the Silhouette software and then added a 4.25 x 5.5 rectangle over the top.  I used the align commands to center them together and then trimmed it to leave just the areas where the two shapes overlapped. It left me with these rays which were so easy to quickly cut out and apply to my card panel.  

I then stitched through the center of each ray with my sewing machine and covered up the messy intersection with a 3-1/2" wide circle cut from white cardstock.  For my kitty image I added the sunglasses and guitar accessories from the set and one of the fun retro sentiments from the set.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Sock Hop 1950's Inspired Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Here's an official look at the new Sock Hop set with the coordinating dies.  I spent quite a bit of time researching popular catch phrases from the decade and had a blast creating this one.  I hope you like it.  :)


Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing New Sock Hop 1950's Stamp Set     Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing New Sock Hop 1950's Die Set

Thanks much for swinging by today.  Stay tuned tomorrow for one last new release, but before you go make sure to sign up for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to our store using the rafflecopter below.  

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34 comments:

  1. The Sock Hop is just a darling collection.Such adorable card with pretty backgrounds!
    I absolutely love the COOL Cat!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  2. What an awesome few days of inspiration and featured products! Everything has been outstanding but I have to say my absolute favorite is the Sweet Shoppe Stamps and Dies. Such a wonderful set of yummy goodness!

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  3. These cards are amazing! I love your resourcefulness in using stamps you wouldn't otherwise think to use - the picnic blanket for the checkered floor?! Genius! I love all the stamps this week, but I think City Streets is my favorite. It's hard to pick!!!

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  4. My favorites have been Sweet Shoppe and City Streets! So much fun!

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  5. Wow!! the detail in your cards is just phenomenal!! nice work :-) I think my favorite new release set so far is the Sweet Shoppe Stamps and dies but they are all so great that it is hard to pick just one!

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  6. So much details in your cards. Once gain, your color blending and coloring is amazing. Love all your colorful cards.

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  7. OMGoodness, these stamps are so much FUN! I'm really enjoying your release week! I love cats - this is my favourite set!

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  8. This set literally knocked my socks off - Mendi. you are one HIP CHICK and this is THE COOLEST stamp set that I have seen in a while - you are so totally delightful and THIS 50's set is my favorite of the week so far!!! Hugs!!

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  9. My favorites are sweet shoppe and city streets!

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  10. I like the baby stamp set - so needed

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  11. Everything this week has been adorable--but my favorite has to be Sweet Shoppe!

    Chris L.

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  12. Oh my goodness, Sock Hop is fabulous! As to my favorite, it's a toss up between Sweet Shoppe and Sock Hop. Both are must haves!

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  13. I love it all, but this sock hop set is just the BEST!!! I can't wait until tomorrow :)

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  14. my favorite is Sock Hop--love the 50's theme and the car and juke box.

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  15. Oh boy, as soon as I saw "Sock Hop" I knew I was done for. I was born in 1950 but my three sisters were in their teens by the late '50s. I am so gonna blow them away with the cards I make for them from this set!

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  16. This set is adorable and the scenes you created with it are so fun! I especially like the pink card. So cute! Of all these fabulous sets, I would probably use Sweet Shoppe most often so I'll choose it as my favorite.

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  17. All stamp sets are so cute. Love sock hop!!

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  18. This set is so much fun. The cards you created are fantastic. Love all the images.

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  19. Love the Cool Cat with the guitar! My favourite set from this release is City Streets!

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  20. Your cards are spectacular Mendi. The stamp set is adorable!!!

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  21. Nice... I like the city streets the best!

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  22. Beautiful new set. Love it

    KathleenR

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  23. Such cute and fun cards on inspirational week ! Love them! My favorite stamp set is Sweet Shoppe and the word die Sweet! They are just sweet and very cute !

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  24. Such a cute set. Love this hop xxxx

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  25. I really really love your new city streets stamp set, loved seeing all the cards on Instagram this week.

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  26. Oh man! what fun!! I love your 50s inspired stamps!! TFS

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  27. I'm loving the
    Happy Home set!
    Too cute. Love
    the jukebox in
    this set.
    Carla from Utah

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  28. Darling new set! Love the cards. It's not easy to pick a favorite, but I'd have to say Sweet Shoppe ♥

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  29. Lovin' them all! Sweet Shoppe is super cute!

    Great release thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless

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  30. These new products are AMAZING. Can I just admit I giggled at the You Rock card? So stinkin cute! I can just imagine making this for my guitar-playing husband!!! :) And the Sweet Shoppe is a delightful trip down memory lane. It reminds me of Happy Days and pictures of my parents who were married in 1952. They loved stuff like this!!

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  31. Love this stamp set and your cards are gorgeous - so bright and vibrant. Beautiful coloring Mendi!

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  32. OMG this is probably my most favorite set you have come out with yet!!!! I love anything from the 50's era!! WOW... your cards are fantastic and I love your black and white tile floor that you learned from Sandy!!! Great tutorial she gave, I saw that same one too! Your cards are awesome Mendi and this set is by far, AMAZING!!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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