GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! The sun has been shining here the past few days and I’m cautiously optimistic that spring is on its way. Although rumor has it that the temperatures are going to plunge next week. 🙁
I’ve been spending a lot of time with my parents lately. At their age, it seems like there are doctor appointments every week, not to mention all the trips to the grocery store, bank, drugstore, etc. necessary to keep their household running. My crafting time has been limited and out of necessity, I’ve had to focus on either designing cards for future classes or preparing materials for upcoming classes. Although I’m already behind on preparing for next month’s classes, I decided to take time today to make a card just for the sake of making one. Not one that I plan on teaching or giving to someone for a special occasion. Just something that I could put together quickly to get the creative mojo flowing.
I looked through my stash of recent purchases and realized that I had a bit of a theme going, having recently purchased both the My Type stamp set by Newton’s Nook and the Typewriter Text Background by My Favorite Things. So I decided to just go with it.
I worked through my project as follows:
- Stamp the typewriter image from the My Type set onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock with Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs.
- Add the “Hello” sentiment with Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry by Ranger.
- Color the image Copic markers. Upon completion, fussy cut the image and set it aside.
- Die cut a piece of Neenah 80# cardstock using the largest die in the Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn.
- Place the Typewriter Text Background stamp face up on your media mat and lightly inked a small area with Amalgam Ink in Warm Glow. Place your die cut card stock on the inked stamp and lightly rubbed the area that you want to be stamped.
- Select and arrange the desired sentiments from the Sending You stamp set from Honey Bee stamps. Stamp with Versamark ink in Onyx Black and immediately cover with Nuvo Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder. Heat emboss the sentiment.
- Adhere the typewriter image to the front with foam tape.
- Adhere the background layer to the card base with foam tape or craft foam to add dimension.
- Embellish with sequins, enamel dots, Nuvo drops, etc. as desired. Notice my studied attempt to be random!
OK – lots of steps, but it really does come together quickly!
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Paper: Neenah Solar White 110 # & 80#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Stamps: My Type by Newton’s Nook Designs; Sending You by Honey Bee Stamps; Typewriter Text Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Black Jet and Warm Glow by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry by Ranger
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios; Dew Drops in Dahlia by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: BG10, BG15, BG32, C1, C3