Do you remember that riddle from when you were a kid? If you're as ancient as I am, I'm sure you do. Today's younger generation might not get it because newspapers are no longer the primary source of news and current event articles as they were back in my younger years!
It wasn't until I finished today's card that the "B&W and Read All Over" line came to mind. It was happenstance that had me using Poppy Parade from this year's Sale-a-bration Catalog along with the white (well, Very Vanilla) and Black (Basic Black in Stampin' Up! terminology).
And there's another piece of antiquity shown on this card – who among us still has a typewriter lying around the house or office. Oh, I'm sure there are some, but a MANUAL typewriter??!! My fingers ache just thinking about how hard I had to press on those keys to make the type make an acceptable image on the paper. And heaven help me if I ever made a mistake. It was erasers – or typing a big "X" over the mistake – yuk! How spoiled I am being able to back space and delete with the lightest of taps on the computer or tablet keyboard!
But enough of reminiscences about the "good old days" (not!). Here today I have a card made with lots of Stampin' Up! products from three different Catalogs:
- There's the First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper (the newsprint), the Basic Black Satin Ribbon, some Basic Black Card Stock, Antique Brads, Sizzix 3" Circle Die, and the Circle Scissors Plus (which made that 3-1/4" Basic Black mat behind the Very Vanilla 3" circle), along with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, Very Vanilla Card Stock and assorted inks and adhesives from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.
- Then there's the Stamp Set, You're My Type and the new Blossom Punch from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog.
- And finally the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper from the 2012 Sale-a-bration Catalog.
I did have a lot of fun making this card while still trying to stick with the sketch that started this whole project off. The sketch originated with the blog, DeconstructingJen and this week's Deconstructed Sketch. Then we were encouraged to use it as part of a challenge on one of my groups for Stampin' Up! demonstrators, SUDSOL. So here I am killing two birds (poor birds!) with one card!!
The one part of this card that deserves a "tip hint" is the newsprint (First Edition Specialty DSP) paper in the typewriter.
- I first die-cut the 3" circle out of Very Vanilla Card Stock with the Sizzix Big Shot.
- Then I stamped the typewriter on the circle using the Stamp-a-ma-jig (because that typewriter just barely fits on a 3" circle).
- Finally, I again stamped the typewriter on the First Edition Specialty Paper and cut out along the straight edges around the paper image before glueing it onto the typewriter stamped on the Very Vanilla Card Stock.
I've been working on lots of challenges this week, but I'm also doing some of my own designing again, which is really the MOST fun! For the rest of the day today, I'll be working on some 3-D projects and I'm hoping to get some new video tutorials done to share with you this week. It should definitely be a good week! I hope it's the same for you, too!