I hope you’ve all enjoyed a great weekend. After Church yesterday, hubby and I went into Croydon to do some shopping! This is what our plan was for Saturday……………….until my website crashed! We only had four shops to visit, after which we went to a Malaysian restaurant for a rather late lunch. All in all, it was a lovely day.
Our plans for today are to go to our granddaughter Molly’s 15th birthday party. When she was very small, she was upset that she couldn’t have schoolfriends to her birthday party because it was during school holidays. Vicki decided to celebrate Molly’s birthday a month later on 31st January each year, until Molly decided she wanted to celebrate her birthday on her actual birthday. And tomorrow is her first birthday back on the proper day! Tomorrow I’ll share Molly’s birthday card with you! Shhh!!
For today’s card I decided to use only products that are currently available to customers, that is, they’re in the current Annual Catalogue, not the forthcoming Spring/Summer Catalogue. I chose a stamp set I haven’t used before, P.S. You’re the Best! I went onto Pinterest to see how crafters had coloured the typewriter. A lot of projects featured the typewriter unpainted, which suited the overall design of the card. I found several coloured typewriters and decided that was the look I wanted!
I took a scrap of cardstock to have a practice go to get the feel of painting this image. When I was happy, I stamped the image using Stazon onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS). Using Marker Pens I coloured the main body of the typewriter in Blushing Bride, and the rest of the area in Smokey Slate. I left the keys and the space bar unpainted. I stamped the sentiment on the sheet of paper using Stazon. Next I stamped the little floral wreath so it was half on, and half off the paper. I coloured the wreath using Blushing Bride and Call Me Clover Marker Pens. Next I fussy cut the typewriter, which I found surprisingly easy. I finished the image by going over all the edges with my Basic Black Marker Pen to cover any white areas that could be seen.
I used Smokey Slate Ink, stamped off once, to make a background for the typewriter. Next I added a one inch strip of Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper (DSP), which is from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP pack, along the top of the Whisper White CS layer. I stamped another wreath just going off the corner of the paper in the bottom right-hand corner. At this stage I adhered the layer onto a layer of Blushing Bride CS, and adhered a strip of the Mini Ruffled Ribbon in Powder Pink over the join with the DSP. Once I had attached the layers to the card base, I added the two trinkets, and topped them with a gem. I stamped the heart in Blushing Bride, and coloured the wreath as before.
To decorate the inside of my card, I stamped the wreath half off the Whisper White layer, three times on each end, and then coloured them in. Then I added the Whisper White to a layer of Blushing Bride, which I then adhered inside the card. I’m really pleased with the finished card, and thoroughly enjoyed creating it!
That’s about it from me today. I’d like to wish you all a very healthy and happy New Year, and, if you make any New Year’s Resolutions, I wish you success with them! I haven’t made any resolutions this year. That’s not because I don’t think anything about me needs improving, it’s more a case that I don’t make resoolutions unless I think I in with a good chance of succeeding! LOL! Enjoy your celebrations today, and I’ll be back tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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