Who would have thought I’d turn into a texter? Some days it seems like my phone is hardly out of my hands but it’s a great way of keeping in touch with my children who are out of town. I count myself blessed to still be such a daily part of their lives, if even from a distance.
Today’s project gets us back to the “real” world of snail mail with this fun card. I love the Hero Arts Typewriter Notes stamp set. The digital age sentiment paired up with an old school typewriter is so quirky and fun. A handmade card is so much more personal than a text.
Today’s card is inspired by CASE Study #198. With the new month of July, comes a new muse to CASE Study. We’re excited to be featuring Shari Carroll this month. You’re going to want to play along with all the challenges this month. Check out this week’s challenge and inspiration designs here at CASE Study.
Elements that inspired my design…
- the stenciled background – my background is a stenciled background using sponged inks rather than misted
- layout – similar placement of elements
- the numbers of the original design inspired a letter background
- I used a stencil and distress inks to create the background on this design. By using two inks that are close on the color wheel you get a beautifully subtle variegated effect.
- To add some fun interest to the stamped typewriter, I chose to do some simple paper piecing. The white cardstock in the typewriter has been paper pieced. Use high quality fine tipped scissors to get a precise look.
- A great way to add subtle interest to a stamped image is to add Glossy Accents. Here the typewriter keys are highlighted by placing tiny dots of Glossy Accents on each one.