Would I be struck by lightning if I wrote a note to Santa to say, “I’ve been good all year.”? I certainly hope not – I’ve been really, really good this year. Well, maybe I should just leave it at “I’ve been really good this year.” OK, just to be safe (and stay clear of lightning), I guess I should just say, “At one point this year, I behaved.”
Since the moment I first laid eyes on this week’s Freshly Made Sketches design layout, I have not been able to settle on anything other than the typewriter from the Tap Tap Tap stamp set. I really wanted that typewriter in my card. I’m not very “vintage,” though, so I had a little fun with the manual typewriter. Here’s my card:
- New Specialty Designer Series Paper. The upcoming Holiday Catalog is phenomenal. I have a few items from the catalog, so I can’t help but share with you. I know it’s a little early (customers will be able to order from the Holiday Catalog beginning August 28), but I promise it will be worth the wait. Promise. The card base on this card uses Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper – a gorgeous kraft paper that’s rich in color and thick, thick, thick. You can see a little sneak peek of the other side of the paper on the inside of the above card. Woo hoo!
- Can You Guess? Today is like Game Night at your neighbor’s house. Except…there’s no competition, and you can play right where you are. So, I guess it’s NOT like Game Night. Anyway, can you guess how many stamp sets I used in this project? Can you name them? Hint: two are found in the Annual Catalog, and one is a sneak peek item from the Holiday Catalog that I used in this post. Do you give up? I used three. The Tap Tap Tap stamp set is the most obvious, followed by Kinda Eclectic. The less obvious stamp is For All Things, a watercolor-themed set from the Holiday Catalog. I stamped the large watercolor washes all over the typewriter to give it some color without giving it too much color. I stamped the typewriter on a Whisper White Notecard (thicker and sturdier than Whisper White paper), added the Crumb Cake watercolor stamp (stamped off once first) and the trimmed the entire thing.
- Kinda What I Needed. The rays from Kinda Eclectic were a last-minute addition to this card. I needed something a little more exciting behind the typewriter, and the Real Red rays (stamped off once) added that pop I needed. I only inked up the top half of the stamp so that the rays wouldn’t extend into the bottom portion of the circle (the part the peeks out from under the banners).
Stamp Sets: Tap Tap Tap, Kinda Eclectic, For All Things Inks: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red Papers: Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Brights Background Designer Series Paper Stacks (Real Red, Old Olive) Accessories: Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Hexagon punch (for banner tips)
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