Tuesday, January 31, 2012

For Cath (sans CHA) Blog Hop

Cath, since you are unable to join in CHA this year, here is a blog hop to send you some healing thoughts and hopefully make you smile.  (For those of you who would like to read more about the fabulous Cath and her Moxie Fab world, check out her post here.)

Virginia and Lorena have organized a fabulous blog hop and here are my creations.  If you get lost on the hop, see below for a link or join in the festivities!

I decided to try a digital stamp, or rather a vintage typewriter clipart image I found online.  I printed it on Kraft card stock and then stamped a Hero Arts sentiment in my favourite Jenni Bowlin chili powder ink.  I used the text impression plate by Papertrey over top to give it some texture.  

 I decided to make another card and used some patterned paper from a 6x6 pad of Basic Grey.  I layered it with some kraft and stamped with the new turquoise shade of Jenni Bowlin ink called 'speckled egg' with a Hero Arts sentiment (selectively inked) and a typewritten sentiment from PTI's Wonderful Words set in fountain pen (black).  I rounded some corners, layered with a thin strip of Gina K chocolate brown cardstock and a bit of jute twine.

There you have it!  Cath, we are all sending you virtual hugs and hope that this will brighten your day!

Check out this link for a full list of participants.  If you would like to join in, add your name to the list!

Vintage Typewriter
Paper: Kraft
Ink:  Jenni Bowlin chili powder ink
Stamps: Hero Arts sentiment (everyday greetings)
Misc: PTI Text impression plate, vintage typewriter image

You are simply fabulous
Paper: Staples 110lb white, Basic Grey 6x6, Kraft, Gina K chocolate brown
Ink:  Jenni Bowlin speckled egg and fountain pen
Stamps: Hero Arts sentiment, PTI Wonderful Words
Misc: rustic jute twine


Virginia L. said...

Hi Cara, your cards are so sweet and thoughtful! I love the vintage digie typewriter and the added texture is lovely! The layering on the 2nd one is FAB!! So glad that you are part of this hop for Cath!

Lauren said...

That type text background impression behind the antique typewriter.....I ADORE THIS!!! What a beautiful, subtle way to pull it all together. :) Love it!

Gayatri said...

I love the texture of the impression plate and the typewriter. Just gorgeous. Love it. And love the layout of the second card. beautiful pattern paper :) Great work always, Cara!

Cindy C. said...

Love the texture on this card!

~amy~ said...

Lovin' both of your cards!

donna mikasa said...

Two great cards! I love the impressed text on the typewriter card--so cool!

Jen Adcock said...

Nifty cards. I've never used a digital stamp or anything for that matter in cardmaking. Golly does it look good, especially with the impression plate. That typewritter is fabulous! Loing the second card too. The papers are divine and the offset sentiment works a treat.

Aimes said...

Fab use of that digi image and I love your impressed background - so fitting!

Nadine said...

Both cards are wonderful but I have to say that you really rocked the first one with the vintage typewriter and embossed text! Just fabulous!

Deirdre said...

Fabulous cards - love the typewriter because I learnt how to type on one of those!!!

Lorena said...

Those are two fantastic cards, Cara! I love how you mixed clean and vintage in the first one! Thanks so much for joining the blog hop!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Both cards are beautiful. The first one is my favorite. Love the typewriter image and texture.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Oh Cara! I just love both of these cards! Thank you so much for thinking of me! And that typewriter! What a fun, fun image and I just love that you added the "text"-ure in the background. Thank you so much for helping to make me feel so wonderful. :)