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Monday 4 May 2015

Destination Inspiration - May Recipe #1 - You're Just My Type

Hello fellow travelers,

Welcome, S@ndy here - it is my pleasure to be here today with the first of this month's Destination Inspirations.  Each month we have a recipe to follow and four Creative Guides to interrupt it in four different ways.  Please stop by each Monday to see how each guide has used the ingredients.

This month the recipe is:

Tool:  Any of Tim's dies with the word "Vintage in the title  
Colour:  Stormy Sky
Technique: Tissue Wrap Collage from Compendium of Curiosities      
                                             Vol. II page 38 
Substrate:  Card (in the states - Cardstock)

Here's what I cooked up

I made a greeting card and have selected Tim's Vintage Typewriter using the Tissue Wrap Collage technique for the message page.  You can see the Stormy Sky on the message and on the letters spilling out at the top. 
For the inside, I simply printed my message on the computer and then cut another typewriter - this time using the Mover and Shaper size. I used the same colours as on the cover for my panels and glued them on.
Here's How I Did It!
Using the Vintage Typewriter Die #657836, I cut it out using black paper.

Next I used some metallic silver paper to highlight the handles and then used some silver scraps and backed the keys.  I wanted my paper to have some dimension and look as though it is winding through the roller so I wrapped some tissue around a toothpick and placed it in the opening.

I selected some letters at random from some grunge board pieces that I had in my stash.

After colouring the letters with Stormy Sky Distress Ink I followed the directions from the Compendium of Curiosities Vol. II page 38.
I curled the ends a little and added some Stormy Sky around the edges.

I embossed the front panel with an embossing folder and then edged and coloured lightly with Stormy Sky.

The base of the card is black so I added my panel to a craft panel and then added it to the black card.  To finish it off I used two of Tim's great corners.

Next I simply assembled the card after colouring the rest of the letters with Stormy Sky.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope to see your entry in this months challenge.  Astrid, our lovely hostess, is challenging you to show your "Spring Colours".  Don't forget to look in next Monday when Julia will be revealing her take on this months recipe.
Have a great week and stay crafty,


  1. What a clever design with the message rolled into your typerwriter Sandy! Love the ornate metal corners and embossed background! Great use of this month's recipe! hugs, Julia xx

  2. Great idea to add the letters and use that embossing folder. I have both the large and small typewriter and love using it too.

  3. Such a great take on the recipe Sandy! Love what you did with the letters and a very suitable sentiment! Great looking card!

  4. I do love those typewriter dies and don't see them used often enough, your creation is wonderful S@ndy, I love how you used the Tissue Wrap Collage technique and the sentiment inside is just perfect! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. I agree, my typewriter die is collecting vintage dust! Sandy, I love what you have cooked up here and the Tissue Wrap Collage is so clever! Love this card!

  6. Its so pretty .. A great Recipe to try out !

  7. Love this Sandy!!! Such a clever idea to use the tissue wrap technique on the paper roll in the typewriter. Jenny x

  8. What a fab, fun card and love all your quirky touches especially your typewriter paper from tissue wrap.
    Julie x

  9. Amazing card Sandy ! Love your technique to cover letters with tissue wrap, I need to try it :) TFS.

  10. A great tale on the recipe and love the background you have created x

  11. Sooooo wonderful, S@ndy!! This is way too much fun! I love the way you've cooked up this creation with your vintage typewriter die :) Such a fun first DI of the month!! XOXO-Shari

  12. Sandy, that is so inventive! Wonderful card, love the tissue technique (have to get a copy of that book! ) and great sentiment inside. Can't wait to see what the other Creative Guides have in store for this fun recipe this month!

  13. This is so fun. Thanks so much for the fab inspiration. j.

  14. This is so fun. Thanks so much for the fab inspiration. j.