Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Are You My Type?

If you're into Stampendous!® stamps, you're my type!  This is one of the new Elements stamps in the April catalog and I must say, I LOVE this line of stamps!  They're so cool and easy to create with!  I have a thing for old typewriters and I have one I was recently given that I'm going to clean up and display in my craft room.  When I first joined the Army and went to my school for my job specialty, Administrative Specialist, we had electric typewriters in our classroom.  As we progressed, we would go into what they called Central Testing where they would test our skills.  If you made a perfect score every test, at the end of the school your name would go on a plaque in their "Hall of Fame."  We tested on old, and I mean old, typewriters.  They were not electric and they looked a lot like the one I was given.  It may sound silly, but, to this day, I'm proud of my perfect testing and making it into their "Hall of Fame."  Here's my "new" typewriter:

Isn't it cool!  I love it!  I still need to clean it up and when I do, I'll post a pic of it in it's new home!  So here's my card for today:

I adore the vintage feel of the stamp, Typing Elements!  It takes me back to a fun and challenging time in my life and makes me happy.  I stamped my image on Neenah® Classic Crest Natural White cardstock with Memento™ Espresso Truffle.  Next I trimmed it down very closely, distressed the edges just a little and brushed the edges with Tim Holtz® Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap.  I made my card base with Bazzill® and cut it to make a 5x5 card base.  I trimmed my patterned papers from My Mind's Eye™ Lost and Found Two Rosy 6x6 pad, distressed their edges a little with inks and adhered them to the base.  I adhered my main image as well with Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry.  I set this aside and stamped my words using the Stampendous!® Small Typewriter Alphabet Perfectly Clear™ Stamps set.  I cut the words out, layered and adhered them on patterned paper and added a little ink around their edges.  Using pop dots, I placed them on the card.  For a final touch, I mixed Bronze Crushed Glass Glitter with Sage Color Fragments and adhered it with Zip Dry.

That's it!  Pretty darn easy and very cool with a vintage twist!  Be sure to check out the Stampendous!® blog for more inspiration!  Don't forget about the free shipping through July 31 on orders over $50.00 if you're in the U.S.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!



  1. LOVE what you did with the typewriter stamp! I also love your "new" typewriter! Lucky lady! TFS!

  2. Absolutely love this card!! the colours, wonderful vintage feel etc... Fantastic job!

  3. This card is just fantastic, Lea! Love what you've done with the new Elements!


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