Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Vintage Typewriter

My next set of Creative Expressions stamps was waiting for me on the mat this morning so much of today has been spent mounting them and cutting them out. This month I have Sam Poole's vintage typewriter set to play with. A bit nostalgic for me as I did a secretarial course before going to college and for one of our classes we had to use typewriters like these. We did have electric typewriters as well but we had to learn on the old ones too. I guess this was just in case we ended up working for a company that wasn't so up to date.

For my first card using these stamps, I have kept things really simple. I love the way that the paper on the typewriter is sized so that the text stamps in the set will fit. I decided that I wanted to do a very simple card and thought that a thank you card would be the perfect thing....sometimes we all need a quick Thank you card and you can't get much quicker than this one.

I stamped the typewriter and sentiment in Ancient Page on smooth white card stock. Then I punched the spiral holes down the edge with an SU punch. I layered this on black card and then mounted this onto a square white card. I did play around with some black and white ribbon and paper clips, but decided that the card really didn't need anything else.

Sometimes less really is more.

I would like to enter my card into several challenges:

Alphabet Challenge "Quick and Simple"

Corrosive Challenge "Punches/and or Dies"

One Stitch at a Time "Punch it"

Sentimental Sundays "Monochromatic, must include a sentiment"

Stamptacular Sunday "Just Saying"


Julia Sáddi said...

Great Card, Sue! love the typewriter!
xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil

Zoechaos said...

I'm a great Fan of Sam's stamps love her vintage ones and these like great XOXO Zoe

Nina said...

Wow, what a fab C&S card!! Love the typewriter and the black and white.

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week. Hope to see you again :)

* Shaz * said...

A fabulous card, thankyou for joining us at Alphabet Challenges this time i hope you will join us again soon x

hazel said...

The stamps are great aren't they? I love what you've done with them.
xxx Hazel.

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at OSAAT this week. Good Luck.
Hugs Nataliya.

Gabrielle said...

Vely use of the stamps and super cute too! Lovely!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Simple but effective! What a great set for you with your background.

Tameko said...

Such a wonderful CAS card. I love typewriter images. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

Nikki Byrne said...

Oh I love this, simples but perfect! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs


kurlygirl said...

Really gorgeous CAS card! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Monochromatic Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!


rudlis said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenges this time i hope you will join us again soon!

Cheryl said...

Cute! I love the clean design.

Thank you for joining our “Monochromatic” challenge at Sentimental Sundays.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

What a lovely creation! Thanks very much for playing along with us at Corrosive, and good luck! :D