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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 Kind, CL671 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:
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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