Friday, August 5, 2011

Unity Friends with Flair (5 August)

Hello Friends!  It's nice to be back, playing along with Unity FWF this week. 

I love this little typewriter stamp.  Not many people have typewriters anymore, but when I was young, we didn't have computers, but my dad had an old typewriter.  I was so fascinated by that little machine and I spent hours learning the keystrokes with the help of my mum's really old typing manual.  That was a worthwhile effort because I can type pretty fast on my keyboard today, with all my fingers ;-)

Here's a closer look at the card:


I've kept the card fairly simple with a little colouring on the stamped image.  I love these new papers by Jillibean Soup, Sweet & Sour Soup.

Please remember to visit the Unity blog to see all the other participants for FWF this week, and comment along for a chance to win some Unity stamps.

Have a great day!





Stamp : Unity Itty Bitty (Jillibean Soup) Note to Self..
Paper : PTI Linen cardstock, Hero Arts Layering Paper Mocha, Jillibean Soup Sweet & Sour Soup 6x6 pad
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa, Copic markers RV13, R20, Y21, Y11, E31
Other : White gel pen, MFT Tab die-namics, Fiskars corner rounder, Taylored Expression's Chicken wire impression plate

25 comments:

NoraAnne said...

Great card! I love that DP!

Scrapcollectr said...

Thanks for the comment on my FWF post. You should definitely dabble in "smashing" because from the looks of this adorable card, you'd create a pretty cool page, I bet! *smile* Have a great day!

Jingle said...

This is very cute!

Sarah said...

Everything goes so perfectly together, I wish I could do that!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Eeek! I love it! The typewriter stamp is great...definitely on my wish list. Love the embossing, too.

Anne said...

Fantastic! Love the embossed barb wire background, the letter dp and your coloring of the typewriter!!

Jen said...

This is totally sweet! We had a typewriter when I was younger, too. ;)

Ruby said...

This card is super sweet. Love the typewriter stamp.

shuggy said...

holy cow this is cute!!

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

WOW! Fantastic card.. Love what you did with it

Wendy ten Hove said...

You have found just the perfect paper for this card, Kary! It's so pretty! Yep, there's nothing better than the sound of the typemachine to go back in time! Love them as well!
Hugs, Wendy

Danie May said...

The paper you have used for this card is fabulous! The sweet image would be perfect to use for Note Cards of all kinds.

Linda said...

Great card neat one for the office

lynn said...

perfect paper for the typewriter--i love your card, kary!

sharon g said...

Some day kids will say,"You used computers? You had to type? You couldn't just think what you wanted to say and it would print?" Nice job.

Crystal said...

LOVE IT!!!

MaxineD said...

Fabulous card Kary - and you and I followed the same path with being self taught on a parents typewriter (it was my Dad's) using a manual!!
Blessings
Maxine

marilyn said...

LOVE it. I asked my mom for our old portable typewriter to use for journaling in my scrapbooks. Too funny.

Sarah said...

Note to self...get this stamp :) Super cute.

Sarah
http://sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the retro typewriters and great choice of papers.

Christine Ang said...

What an 'antique'card. I was transported back in time when I first learned how to type "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". My fingers were often caught in between the letter pads.

jennifer mitten said...

I love this!! That "note to self" is fabulous...

Jen said...

Really love this card!!! My dad used to have to type on old typewriters...so I clearly remember them (and used them too). Your card brought back memories today, thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

Lisa Arana said...

LOVE the typewriter!!! This is absolutely fabulous.

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Love the chicken wire impression plate!