Monday, August 3, 2020

JDS - I Love You More than Milkshake!

Hi again, Mel Sanz here from In a Crafty Mood!

Today’s card is once again made using a stamp set from Jan’s DigiStamps called Malt Shop. This lovely stamp set is currently on sale so please go check it out.

Here is a preview of my card:



To Create the sign of the shop, I used the two Vinyl Records from the set to create my own pattern paper. To achieve that, I had to copy paste the images several time and then resize them all to make the pattern look random. Once I printed my design, I then cut a 5 1/4 x 1 1/4 strip and colored the background with my Copic RV14 and BG13. I then printed the Malt Shop Sign and colored the Pink with RV13, RV14 and RV66 and the Blue with BG11, BG13 and BG18. After fussy cutting the sign, I added two coats of Glossy Accent to make it pop from the background.

On a 4 x 5 1/4 panel of Accent Opaque 80Lb Cardstock, I drew the Bricks, Door, Window, Table, Counter, Walls, Floor and Open Sign. I then proceeded to color it all using the following Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:

Bricks and Floor: E33, E35, E37

Door & Window Frame, Countertop: IG1, IG2, IG4

Green: YG03, BG11, BG13

Table: BG11, BG13, BG18

Wall and Door: BG000, BG11

Window Canopy: RV13, RV14, RV66 and SN Clear Sparkle Pen

Ground: IG4, IG6


The Milkshakes were again printed and fussy cut from the same lovely stamp set and colored with RV11, RV14 and RV66. Of course, I could not resist to add some sparkle on the whip cream. As for the Jukebox, once printed, I used the following Copic and SN:

Green: YG03, BG11, BG13, BG18

Yellow: Y18, YR23

Pink: RV14, RV66

Grey: IG1, IG3


My original plan was to add some vinyl records on the wall behind the counter but for lack of space, I decided to simply draw black spots of different sizes to create a wallpaper effect.

As usual, to make my panel pop, I glued it on top of 2 pieces of black cardstock sized at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 which in turn was mounted to a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ top folding Accent Opaque 110Lb Cardstock.

If you want more inspiration, feel free to pop over to the Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team made. I am sure that you will find something that you will like.

I would really love to see what creative things YOU have been up to! Which is why I invite you to join us at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge where its always Anything Goes. What I mean by that is that you can participate with absolutely anything…Cards, Scrapbooking, Papercrafting, Sewing, Jewelry, Sculpture, Baking, you name it! If you made it, we want to see it!

Please submit a picture of your creation and see if you will be one of the lucky winners this month! 

We have two draws per month:

1 for entries using a JDS set, and another random draw from all the entries. This means that if you use JDS images in your entry, you have 2 chances to win!

Do not forget, you need to be a follower in order to qualify to win!

 Thanks for coming by today, enjoy your summer and stay safe!


  1. great retro style card, love your papers

  2. This is fabulous Mel, love the retro design.
    Linda xxx

    1. Thanks Linda, at first I had no clue what to do but then I thought of a diner we have here and I was like.. Retro it is :)

  3. Super cute! I love how you made the sign. The retro feel is so fun.

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, I will check your blog for sure!