Hello my friends. It's been a crazy month hasn't it. Friends of Unity are hopping again and this month we have a sketch for inspiration. I have to admit that I admire people who look at a sketch and give it a creative twist. That is not me, so my card follows the sketch pretty closely.
Here's my card.
Stamp the telephone and sentiment from Old Ways from Unity Stamp Co. Use a light gray colored pencil to shade the phone if you desire. Fussy cut the phone and mat the sentiment with black.
To create the background, start with an A2 size white cardstock. Rip some washi or purple tape and tape off the bottom and the right side. Use some copy paper or masking paper to rip a shape similar to the photo above and tape it down. Ink a text stamp with black and stamp the open area. Do not move the paper or the stamp.
Shift the copy paper slightly to the left and stamp again without re-inking the stamp. You want the lighter, second generation stamp for this edge to "fade" the script out. Remove everything from the Misti and trim down the long sides about 1/4 inch. This card needed a little bit of each side. Mat this on black card stock and attach to a card base. Put foam tape on the back of the phone and sentiment and place on card. This is a quick and easy card but I think the black and white look is striking.
Be sure to follow along with the rest of the hop. There are some prizes to be given away, so be sure to check back next month.
Alaine-you are here
I, too, struggle with being creative with a sketch. I am absolutely loving what you did with your background!! Thank you for showing your steps and especially the tip on getting the fade. I must do this!! Fantastic card, Alaine!!ReplyDelete
Wow - I love how you achieved the background! This is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Great take on the sketch! So striking!ReplyDelete
Love this. Mom was a phone operator until she was a mom, and I managed call center operations for a major bank for decades and I LOVE phone motifs....be assured that I will be using this for inspiration! Thank you so much. Be safe!ReplyDelete
Fabulous idea with theReplyDelete
double stamping on the
background. Looks lovely!
Carla from Utah
I love how you did your background! That is simply brilliant! The text being stamped again without reinking has the perfect look!ReplyDelete
Hi Alaine! Absolutely love your card. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas and inspiration.ReplyDelete
Love this card... okay, I admit I’m vintage... this card brings back memories! Love the use of black, white and soft gray!ReplyDelete
Love that you showed me how you did your background!! Thank you! Love the vintage phone! Spent many hours on those❤️ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing how you made your card - I love the resultReplyDelete
I ADORE black & white cards! And thank you so much for the how-to on that perfect background! Love this, Alaine!ReplyDelete
love the vintage lettering with the old phone! love how it fades out! amazing card!ReplyDelete
Great card. I like the background for this old phone.ReplyDelete
Love your lettering in the background! Perfect choice of image for the sketch!!ReplyDelete
This card is so cool! I love it!ReplyDelete
What a cool idea for the background! Thanks for showing how you did it!ReplyDelete
Such a cool card ladyReplyDelete
Wow! I love the masked off type background, Alaine!! Wonderful idea! Such a fabulous card!!ReplyDelete
Cool! I love the background and remember using a phone like that when I was young at my grandma's to call my cousin.ReplyDelete
I love this card with the black and white theme. I love the back ground with the cute image.ReplyDelete
The sentiment is fun too. Great card!
What a great idea for that background. I will have to try that same technique when I want to stamp a different kind of spotlight background. So versatile.ReplyDelete
Love your vintage phone! It looks perfect on the lettered background! ❤️ReplyDelete
I absolutely love this card! This might be my favorite of the hop. It speaks to my style and something I simply may have to CASE!ReplyDelete
Wow, great card!! I have a brother turning 60 this week and my BIL turning 50 next week that this would be so perfect for! (But I already made their cards, darn). lolReplyDelete
Ooooo I Love that vintage frame and the paper! Great take on the sketch!ReplyDelete
I like your take on the sketch, adorable card. Thanks for the inspirationReplyDelete
That background is very creative. Love the vintage telephone, your color combo, and that sentiment. Just a fabulous card. Be safe and healthy. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
I love this card!!! SO much!!ReplyDelete
I, too, have a hard time thinking outside my own box. When I see a sketch, I think it needs to be Just Like The Sketch, but Crystal reminded me that it's a starting point, have fun with it, and do your thing...so I did LOL You did way better!!
I love this card. I am buying that stamp. Fabulous!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the instructions! I love the background. Great card!ReplyDelete
Great take on the sketch! Love the type background and the phone brings back old memories!ReplyDelete
This is such a wonderful card design, and that second generation stamping gives a lovely vintage look to your background. Keeping it monochromatic adds to the look!ReplyDelete
Love the background and phone! Great card!ReplyDelete
Whoa...I thought this was patterned paper and had no idea you stamped it. Loving the sweet vintage look in black and whiteReplyDelete