Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Vintage Typewriter card

Simon Says challenge this week is "H". I found a Tim Holtz Vintage Typewriter die for $5. The first thing I did was cut a stencil and mask with it out of it's plastic packaging. It's like getting the stencil and mask for free : ).

The second thing I did was cut it again because I didn't write on it with a Sharpie and  it got lost.  This is the first one... see how clear it is? I found it after I cut the second one. It will probably be turned into an embellishment on a scrapbook page.

I used the "outside" piece to trace the outter shape of the typewriter with a fine tip Sharpie. The mask has some cuts that are just slits, so I opened those up with a craft knife and a pair of scissors. Then I traced all the openings using the mask. It reminds me of free hand drawings I did in the 70s.

One very nice bonus about the size is that they all fit into a sandwich bag.  Next I'm going to cut some fun foam so I can make a stamp : ).


I'm finally done with all the Christmas knitting and for now some of the other things have been settled. It felt great to be able to do some papercrafting.

I couldn't find the picture I wanted so I'll be working with this one (Witch's Fingers grapes die cut with a Papertrey Ink strip stitch die and the Tim Holtz Alphanumeric dies).  To the left is a pot of Sticky Embossing Powder (Tim Holtz calls it Powdered Glue) I'm still concocting experiments on that one.

This Thursday is the kick off of Papertrey Ink's 8th Anniversary celebration all the pertinents will be on Nicole's blog. It's always a good ime : ). In preparation I've been organizing. You'll notice that all the inkpads have been labelled. I daubed color on some labels I found at the dollar store and used a 5/8" circle punch.

To see more crafty workspaces, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander : ).