Thursday 11 October 2018

Project: Masculine typewriter card for MAWTT

I love challenging myself to use some of my older stash, or things that I forgot I had, or things that I loved once but haven't used in some time...and today's card is a perfect example of rediscovering the joys of my craft room. 

Our challenge at Moving Along with the Times this week is to make a masculine card. While I have plenty of 'traditional' stamps and images I decided to make this for someone specific and tailor it to him. A really good friend is turning 30 and he's a writer so I decided to make his card featuring a Stampin' Up typewriter. 

I made the background card with an alphabet stamp that came with the typewriter and repeated it down a piece of white card, which I then die cut with a spotted border die. There are some awkward edges from the alphabet stamp but I actually kind of like it. I sort of wish I'd inked the edges for extra distressing but I didn't think of it. Oh well. 

I heat embossed the typewriter image in white against a black card to make it stand out and then I added a 30 in a white gel pen. It's a fun little card and totally meets the brief. Can't wait to see what everyone else comes out with this week! 


  1. Hi Jessie

    This is an excellent choice of design for your writer friend, he'll so love it

    Happy crafting....

    June/Team B

  2. Hi this is a stunning card that typewriter is just amazing. Your friend is going to love this card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Gosh, I actually learned to type on a typewriter similar to this one, Jessie! It's a great card for a guy - especially one who is into mechanical things or antiques! Great card! Happy Crafting! hugs, de

  4. A great idea and yes, I too used one of these typewriters - many years ago!! I love the letters as the background. Hazel x

  5. Perfect card for your writer friend, thank you, xxxx


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