Sunday, July 01, 2012

Case Study Challenge #97

This is the final card for Case Study from June muse, Joy Taylor. Joy's inspiration card includes a typewriter, and I happen to have a typewriter stamp which I don't think I've used yet.  I bought it on a trip to America in 2000 so I thought maybe it's time.  Here's Joy's card:

And here's what it inspired:

I started off by stamping the typewriter straight onto the card then masking it while I stamped the red blocks and black chevrons, but the typewriter just got lost in the pattern, so I stamped it again onto white card, masked the "paper" and coloured it with Distress Inks.  Then I cut it out and stuck it straight over the original image and stamped the sentiment onto the "paper". The bottom-left section was a bit messy where the patterns crossed, so I added a button (and 3 others further up) filled with newsprint Card Candi to represent typewriter keys (despite the fact that the keys on this image are heart-shaped!).  Then I just added a button threaded and tied with twine to balance the card.

Typewriter - Stamp Oasis Love Letter 817-I in Versafine Onyx Black
Blocks - Hero Arts C2440 in Brilliance Rocket Red
Chevrons - Lawn Fawn
Birthday Wishes - Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiments
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards


  1. Those are so definitely typewriter keys- very clever idea! Can't really get into that card candi- but you're inspiring me. Card is fab btw- and that stamp is perfect! ( how do you do colouring like that?!)

    1. I have to be into card candi - I've got gazillions of the stuff! Colouring was done with Inkylicious duster brushes - you get a much softer finish than With the blending tool.

  2. this is super cute, so glad you played along with us at CASE Study..have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*