Well, it has begun. The retirement list has been published and I can start getting sad over some of my favorites. This has been one of them. I love the images, but really love the little tap tap tap tap stamp. It is so adorable. Some stamp sets I just keep because they make me smile, and I love to smile almost as much as making someone else smile.
This project was created with a few techniques. I stamped my little typewriter in cajun craze first, then did a bunch of stamping all around the base image with almost artichoke first and then moved on to delightful dijon.
When that was done I got out my sponge and went at the edges. I aged the entire background by swirling around and around focusing on the edges to make them darker. I added a little extra sponging around the edge to really darken it up. I did the same on the inside, but left the center light for easy writing.
I stamped my front piece with cajun craze and then sponged in three different areas to keep the colors blended, but still very separate. I fussy cut it, layered it to some more card stock, sponged that too and put it up on dimensionals. I did a single wrap of striped cotton ribbon sticking it down with glue dots on the front and back. The background piece was placed on another sheet of card stock with a tiny border and then layered it up again on even more dimensionals. Love those guys, they make me so happy.
I don’t normally show the entire inside of a card, but it turned out so awesome that I had to. I thought it was nice enough it could be a card front all by itself. Not today, but I gave an extra peek just for fun.
Have a creative day!