Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Male Typo for The Paper Craft Crew

Welcome to another warm Wednesday in Melbourne - 38 degrees (Celsius) - it is hot and slightly humid with clouds gathering for rain tonight. The veggie garden is fairing well - netting is working as a good sun shade and the tomatoes are producing fabulously! So too the cucumber, lettuces and rocket so we are pretty self sufficient salad wise (although the capsicum are a little slow this year and will get a different position for next). It's wonderful to be able to share our abundance with neighbours and friends.
So far the Bush fires in Victoria seem under control but our neighbouring state of South Australia is not faring so well with continuing high heat and winds. So far at least 26 homes have been lost but thankfully - and incredibly - no lives. There are firefighters from all over the country joining the local crews so hopefully they will get some respite and be able to get on top of the many fires soon. Some years ago I spent a few days in the Adelaide Hills with a group of friends  - a wonderful smorgasbord of farms, orchards and well known vineyards wineries and lots of native bushland on either side of the narrow roads. So can imagine it would be nightmarish in fire conditions and our thoughts and prayers are with all those facing the tough conditions this week.

And being Wednesday its time for this week's sketch from The Paper Craft Crew. I hope you have a moment to check out all the great and varied cards by the Team this week and welcome our newest team member, Heidi :-)

And I decided to make a card for a friend of ours who works as a Librarian and he also enjoys the odd Vintage car rally . So I adapted the sketch a little to fit with a "Stationary" theme.

So letters), typewriter, grid paper and snail mail (stamp)….and of course the paper clip on the ribbon!

The card base is some Basic black and then the white card is stamped several times with the alphabet stamp - no need for the Stamp-a-ma-jig here thanks to the Clear stamp :-) The DSP is from the Moonlight stack and I stamped the typewriter image onto some black card and embossed it with some white EP to give a chalk look ( yes! Just waiting for the new Chalk paper and inks to arrive LOL!) The Lost Lagoon card is punched on one side with the Spiral Border punch and the Little car stamp is punched using and layered onto the Postage Stamp base. And sitting in the black satin ribbon is a cute mini paper clip…..and the "stationery' themed card is complete :-) 

Card stock: Basic Black, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack
Inks: Versamark, Lost Lagoon
Stamps: Tap Tap Tap, Postage Due
Accessories: Spiral Border Punch, 1" Square punch, Postage Stamp Punch, White EP, Black Satin ribbon, Basics Hodgepodge Clips

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that extreme weather is not an issue where you are today and that you might have time to visit The Paper Craft Crew and join with me in giving a warm welcome to Heidi as she joins the Design Team :-)

Happy stamping until next time,


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful and thoughtful card Jan as always!!! So elegant & fun too!!!-katerina