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 : ).