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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Brrrrr and a Happy Birthday card

Brrrr - it's cold out there - 4 degrees F and it hasn't been this cold in quite awhile.  I'm sure I'll get used to it - it'll just take time.  Last night I came out of Target and the wind blew so hard it practically sent me to the next county - LOL!  Thankfully I can stay in with a hot cup of coffee and enjoy the morning.

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Yesterday after I drew Sandra as my prize winner, I zipped over to Anchor Paper in St Paul to buy the clear set she wanted - Hero Arts CL676 Typewriter Notes.  Naturally, after all the inspiration from the Hop (especially my friend Jenn) I ended up buying that set for myself!!  I also came home with CL672 So KindCL671 Alphabet Hexagons, and an old set from 2009 CL302 Getaway Travel  which was 40% off - yay!  Ooooo, Anchor Paper also had some of the new colors of Tim Holtz Distress Stains so I came home with several of those too.  I thought I'd better get inky with this new stuff, especially since I need a birthday card for a friend.  Here's my card using the Typewriter Notes clear set:

Typewriter Birthday

First I made a background paper using elements from the set.  I inked the typewriters with my newly purchased Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry Distress Stains.  Love the splotchy look I got.  Then I added some sentiments here and there using Hero Arts Neon Pink and Neon Green inks - love these inks.  Oh - I stamped this all on a piece of Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper covered first with Antique Linen Distress ink (applied with a foam blending tool).  That softened up the stark white to match the papers I used.  The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye - the Lost & Found Two "Rosy" 6x6 pad.  The lattice strip had an ivory background but I swiped it with the Picked Raspberry to make it match my background better.  Also dotted the intersections of the lattice with a black gel pen.  Stamped my card base with the new Hero Arts S5729 Pinstripe Background - used Neon Green Ink but you can barely tell on the kraft.  The friend having a birthday this week loves that cartoon character Maxine so she will appreciate the little expletive type on the sentiment!

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joy said...

Great birthday card - so colorful and happy, Linda! Stay warm!

Sandra said...

cute Linda! love the addition of the heart.
Thanks again!

Barb said...

What a fun card, Linda! So colorful and I love the splotchy background - looks so cool!

Hate this cold weather we're having! Did ya hear it's suppose to feel like -35 below with the windchill tonight and tomorrow? Yikes! Spring can't come soon enough for me!

Anita Rex said...

I love this colorful card! Fabulous! One of my favorite new sets! :> Minus 20 (4 for u) is cold!!! The wind is what's the worst! It's going to be the coldest night here minus 41 with the windchill!

Greta said...

I'm so jealous you have store to run to--my stamping store is closing so has had nothing new for the last couple months. You made good use of your purchases--love the new ink colors--I need those!

Maureen Morton said...

Such a fun card, Linda! I am so partial to vintage typewriters and I love what you've done. I just got this set, too. The neon is perfect with the kraft, too......great card.

Cindy C. said...

So fun! Love the bright neon colours!

Dawn Turley said...

Awesome card Linda. Love all the neon colours and your typewriter. Just amazing.

Lin said...

What a great card, Linda! You just moved those distress inks up my wishlist - looks like the cold hasn't gotten you down! Sending you some sunshine, my friend!

Robin K. said...

I've got to have those new distress stains!!!! Your card is so cool Linda- love the bg you created with the typewriter! We've got the cold here too although it did get on the low 20's today. Stay warm!!!

Lucille K said...

Wow Linda, this is one pretty, cheerful and colorful card. I just love it :)