Today, I'm sharing with you my very favorite new set released in the annual catalogue: Tap Tap Tap. Instant love the minute I leafed through the new catalogue. I always love vintage typewriter images, but what took me over the edge was the alphabet type background and the "tap tap tap" sentiment, which is so adorable.
Needless to say, this went on my very first catalogue order and I was eager to get it inked. I drew inspiration from the Create with Connie and Mary challenge #308, the Friday Mashup challenge #165 (word bubbles) and the Paper Pals Arts sketch #208. When I saw the sketch, I figured I could do a long sheet coming out of the typewriter to reflect the long vertical strip on the sketch. I first thought the typewriter itself would represent the circle on the sketch, but then I got a better idea: use the Word Bubbles Framelits to add the tap tap tap. Way better!
The color combo from the challenge was right on point because I had also added the new Crushed Curry Stampin' Emboss powder to my order and was itching to try it out, as I thought the yellow would look really pretty embossed - and it does! I chose to add Basic Grey as a neutral to have the yellow embossing powder on a darker background so that it would really pop.
Another new item from my order is the cotton ribbon SU! is selling is a nice variety of colours. I was curious to see this one up close so when I was trying to choose which colour to order, I chose Real Red because I'm out of current ribbon in that colour and then I thought I would get Whisper White as well and try dying it with Blendabilities markers. I've got good news: it works like a charm. Used the medium shade from the Daffodil Delight collection and it matches my project nicely. The big advantage of using this method of dying ribbon is that it won't bleed on your project. I can't stress that enough, after many unsucessful tries at dying ribbon using inks or reinkers. No matter how I tried to set the colour, using an iron, my heat tool or letting it sit for a couple of days, the ink always seem to bleed back into the cardstock later and I ruined a few projects this way. So my dying days were over, but now there's hope yet.
See that cute polka dot background on the Bermuda Bay cardstock? It's the Large Polka Dot embossing folder. Who doesn't love polka dot? It's a great addition to our embossing folders line.
Last detail that came to me as I was putting the card together - I spotted my fringe scissors on the table and thought, hmm, maybe I could add a border with fringes of some sort, like shredded paper? So I used the lined paper stamp from the set and added my little "shredded paper" border. Isn't that cute?
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Tap Tap Tap
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Whisper White, watercolor paper, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Going Grey, Black StazOn
Accessories: Blending pen, Crushed Curry Stampin' Emboss Powder, Word Bubbles Framelits dies,
Stampin' Dimensionals, White Cotton Ribbon, Blendabilities Markers (Daffodil Delight Collection),
Fringe Scissors, Large Polka Dots Embossing Folder, White Envelope