There are so many fun images (gadgets for girls!) and greetings in Rupa's new set to work with, and NONE that I already had!!(with the exception of "happy birthday" and "thanks") so I'm very excited about all the new design possibilities "Many Happy Re-turns"gives me! As you may have guessed, I really like to type (and you bloggers probably do, too!) So the first image I inked up was the typewriter. It includes lots of other fun typing greetings of course, but I decided to make this one a birthday card since you can never have enough birthday cards on hand. I pulled out the Sahara Sand, black and white to make it a card I can send to anybody (and these neutral colors just make me think of paper, books, newsprint etc). I used this week's sketch challenge from SCS and changed up the greeting part a bit by making some of my own typewriter keys to spell out "TO YOU" using the white gel pen and the SU! 1/4 inch square punch, then adhered them with my quickie glue pen. I used the Sakura Glaze pen on the keyboard and colored everything with my Aquapainter and ink pads then framed it up with my Rectangle Nestabilities and mounted the top panel on dimensionals. For the repeated "happy birthday", I thought it would be fun to stamp off the greeting again and make it a little smudged to simulate the inky ribbon of a typewriter(which also inspired the black stitched real ribbon!) Then I tied it all together by a few hits of my trusty SU! Itty Bitty Background splatter stamp. I love how it turned out, kind of modern/urban.
Edited to add: Forgot to say I stamped the typewiter again and cut out just the sheet of paper and adhered it with a line of glue at the bottom from ym quickie glue pen and a dimensional under the middle of the pper, left the top unattached. Then I pressed it down to make it curl over the dimensional it looks like it's rolling out of the typewriter.
I also have a fun shaker with a tutorial for this set, but I'm saving that for another day! (I also used a new Gina K Bling & Dazzle option you will love that will be available next week, I like this stuff so much, I had to hold myself back from using all of it on the one card! Don't think I will be able to hoard this product, it's going to go quickly! wait til you see:)
Okay , another peek tomorrow, of MY! set! eek, can't decide which card to post!! AND, later in the day, this months' top contest entries for you to vote on, so please check back!
Oh! and off the chance you check my blog before Gina K's each day, go see what's new over there alogn with links to more peeks from our dynamic design team!