I began with this vintage typewriter stamp I found in the Michael's $1 bin when I was shopping in Rockford, Illinois a few weeks ago. They had already sold out at my local Michael's stores by the time I went searching for it, so I was thrilled to find it when I was traveling. I love the sentiment.
To bring out the red in the illustration, I started with red Jenni Bowlin Core'dinations Scarlet Wallpaper cardstock that I sanded, sponged with some black ink, and sanded again. I used a page from an English-to-French dictionary for the vertical elements of my design. The typewriter is stamped in Versafine ink on a blank vintage page from the dictionary. I finished with a black jewel flourish.
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Fri, Nov 05, 2010 @ 8:10 PM
Stephanie, what a great stamp to find for a buck! It does fit with the inspiration picture perfectly. Those beaded swirls are a great touch. Love what you did with sanding the cardstock. It almost looks like velvet in places, like a shirt I got from Coldwater Creek last winter. Terrific job!
I'll have to play again later this week. That purse is still calling my name! I've been dreaming ways to interpret it.
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Sat, Nov 06, 2010 @ 3:05 AM
wonderfully inspired, Stef!!!!! I love the juxtaposition of the bling with the stodgy business machine...not sleek at all like my IMAC with the cordless keyboard and mouse (can you tell I love my Mac????!!!!) Great card.
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