Tap, Tap, Tap!

by Joanne James23. February 2015 08:53

The children are back to school today so a sense of normality has been restored - or blogging normality at least, with a nice early post! Today I have a relatively quick, clean and simple card to share that uses this week's Freshly Made Sketches sketch as my inspiration:

I decided to take a break from the lovely seasonal catalogue and ink up my 'Tap, Tap, Tap' stamp set that I've had for ages, but has been languishing unused on my shelf. I thought the typewriter would make an interesting take on the 'any shape' element of the sketch - take a look at my card and see what you think:

I used Very Vanilla as my card base and stamped the alphabet border strip in black onto Coastal Cabana for my diagonal piece and after adhering to my card base, tied a piece of co-ordinating thick baker's twine around the middle of it. After stamping the 'tap, tap, tap' stamp a couple of times onto my card base, I then stamped my typewriter on a piece of Very Vanilla and coloured it with my Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, before fussy cutting out adding to my card with a couple of dimensionals. This is where the 'relatively' quick and simple comes in, as I spent a pleasant 5 minutes or so colouring in - there may have been quicker ways to execute this card, but I find colouring in theraputically relaxing, so it was no hardship. Here's a close-up of my tyepwriter: 

I love this old-fashioned typewriter stamp and if I had a typewriter like this, it would definitely be a red one!! If like me you too are a fan of Stampin' Up! Blendabilities, don't forget you can claim a set as your free gift during Sale-A-Bration with every purchase of £45 or more. Many of my customers are using this as a great opportunity to expand their marker collections and Sale-A-Bration runs until the end of March, so there is still plenty of time to take advantage of this offer. Just click on the links below to go straight to my online store or give me a call. My next technique class on 9th March also features the new Pink Pirouette Blendabilities and the lovely stamp set 'Indescribable Gift', so if you live in or around Northampton and would like to join me, do get in touch to book your place.

That's me done for today - I'm off to finish preparations for this week's classes. I'll be back tomorrow with another project, but until then happy stampin!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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Comments (4) -

Narelle Farrugia
Narelle FarrugiaAustralia
2/23/2015 10:07:35 AM #

This is such a clever use of stamps Joanne and your colour choices are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/23/2015 1:33:20 PM #

I am in love with all your cards, but I am ESPECIALLY in love with this one!!!  AWESOME!


Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth HartUnited States
2/23/2015 6:46:56 PM #

I love this stamp!  Super cute card.


Jen Mitchell
Jen MitchellUnited States
2/24/2015 12:11:23 AM #

Eek! Such a cute card! I love the tap, tap, taps that are floating in the air! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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