DIY: Embellish Magazine Text Challenge

May 30, 2011

There have been a few times in my life when I’ve had to use a typewriter. At those times, I realize how dependent I am on the backspace key! When I type, I go through a million versions of the same sentence before settling on something I like.

The result is one good sentence and a pile of crumpled up rejects on the floor!

Thank God for computers, Microsoft Word and my beloved backspace key.

There is a point to all this talk of typewriters…I promise!

It’s been a while since I played along with the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge, so I thought I’d have some fun with it this week.

The colors are fab and the theme gave me the perfect reason to create a card that gives a little nod to those frustration-filled typewriting sessions…when you just can’t get it right on the first try!

I found this sweet typewriter image while browsing through Google images, so I did some fiddling with it in Illustrator and used it as a “digital stamp” of sorts.

 and on the inside, a customized sentiment that says it all! I toyed with a few sentiment options, but settled on this one, because no matter how many ways you type it, there’s only one way to say ” I Love You!”
So there it is! My typewriter card, much of which, was created using a computer…how’s that for a little crafty irony!
Thanks for stopping by for some Damask Love!
Stamps: PTI (Background Basics: Text Style; Little Bitty Bird [love you sentiment])
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink, Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper: PTI (Ocean Tides, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Stamper’s Select)
Other: Tombow Watercolor Markers, typewriter digital image, (American Typewriter)

28 thoughts on “Embellish Magazine Text Challenge”

  1. My jaws just fell on the floor looking at your card. You are very clever Amber! I love your ideas and how you put them on your cards. Great work, Amber!

  2. Ummm… raise your hand if you LOVE this card!!! Can you see mine waving high? This is impeccable. Love it to pieces! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Trends Challenge!

  3. Sheer brilliance! Love the typewriter but I think I love the detail of the crumpled up bits of paper even more! The colors are awesome! You are so darn clever!

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