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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Another masculine card...

My sister gave me some typewriter die-cuts a while ago. The die she used is made by Spellbinders, and it's such a great old-fashioned looking typewriter - not far off from the first typewriter I ever had. When I was a teen, I had to take typing in school (as most of us did back then), and I purchased a used typewriter from someone (I can't even remember who anymore). I used this old typewriter at home, and I think I may have even taken it to college with me. It honestly looked a little like this one! I'm telling you, it was OLD, which is the only reason I could afford it back then!

I added the little sheet of  paper after I printed "Thank you..." on it. I also added the semi-circle of gray cardstock, on which I had drawn some radii and inked its edges. A couple of silver mini-brads on either side and a gray piece of cardstock behind the keys.

The top and bottom borders on my card front were cut with a Cuttlebug die. Aren't they perfect for this typewriter card? That semi-circle in the middle of the border mimics the one on the typewriter!

You'll also see in this close-up that I added a couple of black faux-pearls to either side of the carriage with my black Viva D├ęcor pen. There were a couple of tiny holes in these two spots and where the silver brads were attached. I could have done them all the same, but decided I liked adding both kinds of embellishment.

I also tried this card in a little plainer version with just a couple strips of black Washi tape at the bottom. I have to say, this one is fine, but I definitely like the first one better. How about you?

We've had kind of a lazy weekend. Napping when we can and definitely not working too hard. It was so nice not to have any deadlines to meet or functions to attend. I hope your weekend was lovely, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Patti J said...

Cuteness, Cheryl! I also learned to type on one like this...showing our age! Adorable card, thanks for sharing :-) hugs...!

Hannelie said...

I love the fabulous detail on this die cut Cheryl.
Great card!
Have a great week!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic masculine card Cheryl! LOVE the vintage typewriter!

Sue said...

Cheryl, you had me at your red black and white color combo, one of my favs. Love both cards and the die is so cute, love how you can add any message you want.


Taunya Butler said...

Love these cards - the first one is my favorite!! Those scroll borders are so cool with the old typewriter!! You did a clever thing by putting the words Thank You on that paper!! So happy you made this card - definitely a great male card!!

Glittered Paws said...

Brings back memories for sure - love the die - die cuts are so popular now. and love the typing sentiment you used too. Great masculine card.