Today I wanted to share with you not only my card for this week’s Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge but also what this card is all about.
Some of you already know that my sister Wenna is a fabulous crocheter and crafter and sells some lovely creations at the local markets. You can also see some of her cute projects on her blog – Wen Crafting. Recently see has started to stock some of her fabulous creations at the New Vintage pop-up shop that is run by a lovely local lady here in town. Sandra stocks a range of gorgeously restored furniture and has recently been adding local handcrafted creations to the store and asked if I had any cards that would complement the handmade ‘new vintage’ feel of her store. So I put together a little selection for her and thankfully she liked them enough that she is going to stock them in her pop-up shop!
I wanted to be able to provide Sandra with a good selection of cards so needed to get busy making about 50 for her in about a two weeks (and work full time) for a market event she was attending. How did I do it so quickly? Well, you all know how much I love my sketch challenges, I always seem to use the sketches each week to make a least a few different cards and I have a folder where I keep all of the past sketches as they are super for inspiration, especially when I have 20 minutes to make a card …. yes that happens more than you can imagine! So with the help of some fabulous sketches I managed to get the cards completed and delivered on time and this ‘Tap Tap Tap’ card was made using this week’s sketch.
For the card I simply used a Crumb Cake base with a scrap of DSP for the background and the typewriter and keys stamped in Early Espresso ink. With a little tearing, distressing and smoodging I had a fabulous little greeting card ready. I love the Burlap ribbon as well as the thick Baker’s Twine for making vintage type cards so their addition was a must along with the button for the accent piece.
Now here is the sketch so you can join in the challenge this week too ….