Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Anniversary Card for Just My Type Challenge at Frilly and Funkie

Hello friends! It's time for the Funkie girls at Frilly and Funkie to present their inspiration for the current challenge, 'Just My Type' hosted by talented and lovely Jenny.

Here's what Jenny has to say about her chosen theme: As a trained touch typist I love vintage typewriters. I love the way they look and sound and the font they create. For this challenge create a vintage or shabby chic project and include a typewriter, typewriter keys, typeface.

What a great theme that seemed to lend itself to creating an anniversary card for my husband. The typewriter is my favorite of the Inventor series by Tim Holtz, and I used it on my background using Alcohol Lift ink. The original alcohol ink panel I lifted this print from was used on this card.

I also used the lift technique on the mat panel just beneath the Metallic Kraft Stock layer. The typeface image is from Tim's old School Desk set. Both panels were blended with Old Paper and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide.

I tucked in a scrap die cut with the type die from the Mixed Media #3 set and colored with oxide inks.I tore the edges and blended with Ground Espresso Distress ink.

The happy couple is one of my favorite Paper Dolls. I just distressed them with my Prima paper distress tool my good friend Autumn gifted me with last Christmas and blended them with Vintage Photo ink.

I used Ideaology Type Charms for part of my sentiment. I removed the bail and antiqued them with Caramel alcohol ink and Chunky Rust Baked Texture powder.

I made a sentiment panel reading 'mytype' by adhering letters from the Mixed Media #3 die, which I cut several times. I adhered them with Distress Collage Medium Matte and lots of patience. When dry, I colored with Distress Crayons, smeared the letters with Prima White Gold Metallic Wax and more crayon. Eventually, I ended up sanding the letters to removed most of the color. Originally, this read '#justmytype', but it just didn't look good sprawled across the card, and I figured my husband wouldn't get it anyway. I don't think he got it anyway; he kept wondering what 'afkpu' meant. LOL!

That's it for me today! I do hope you will visit the blog to see what the entire Frilly and Funkie team has created just for you! And then, it's over to you! We'd love to see you play along with our 'Just My Type' challenge! As always, the Design Team will choose their top four favorites, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie, and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Challenges entered:
SumMore Fun Mood Board Challenge #38 Inspired by the Mr. and Mrs. since this is my wedding anniversary card to my hubby. And the some of the colors.

Happy crafting!
Sara Emily

These products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Another absolutely stunning card Sara! Those alcohol ink backgrounds are just fabulous and again your wonderful layering makes for one superb stunning card. Love it !! Jennie x

  2. A fabulous card! The collage style background is just perfect for these vintage sweethearts. Love it!! Thanks so much for linking up to the Dies R Us "Anything Goes" challenge. Best of luck to you!

  3. Fantastic card, Sara Emily. Happy Anniversary!

  4. Fantastic anniversary card for your hubby. Love all the different type-themed elements that you combined in one card and the neutral colour palette.

  5. This is a wonderful anniversary card! I absolutely love your works of art. Thanks for joining us in the SumMore Fun mood board challenge!
    P.S. Have you seen that SumMore Fun is doing a GDT call right now?

  6. Wow, beautiful! Love the vintage look :)Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  7. OMG this is soooooooooo cool! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes ’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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  8. Sara Emily this is such an amazing card! I just love how you’ve incorporated the “type”. Stunning work of creative genius. Your art is always inspiring and this was definitely another for the books. Thank you for sharing! Hugs. xx

  9. Oh my!! This card is stunning Sara!! Even though he got a little confused (LOL!!) I bet your hubby loves this! That typewriter stamp is so gorgeous .. wish I had it .. and I love the paper dolls! Brilliant make as always!! Enjoy the rest of the week my friend! hugs xx

  10. Gorgeous photos, Sara Emily! They really showcase all the beautiful elements and layers in your fabulous anniversary card. (Happy Anniversary, too!) I love the way you used the mixed media die to create both a background layer and a sentiment. So clever! The alcohol lift panel is really cool.

  11. An amazing card for your hubby Sara, I love the 'type' theme, the paper dolls look perfect for an anniversary and the typewriter stamp in the background is a wonderful backdrop for the couple. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  12. I love all of these details, especially how you layered "my type." I am laughing imagining him trying to read the text in the background. He he! What a great second print with your lift off pad! I've got to try this! Hugs, Autumn

  13. A stunning card for your hubby Sara, I just love the sepia tones and how you incorporated the type text. Brilliant xxx

  14. Well I know that you are just my type!!!!!
    Sandy xx

  15. I love typewriters and this card reminds perfectly this old atmosphere. A gorgeous composition.

  16. What an amazing card for your hubby!! I love the typewriter letters and the couple!! It's so stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Firstly, happy anniversary Sara Emily, secondly, I am with you on the love of all things typewriter!!!... just fabulous. I have yet to try the alcohol lift technique but I adore what you have done here, delicious vintage feel, I adore it. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge x

  18. Beautiful creation Sara, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Scrapy Land. Hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  19. What a fabulous card - Happy Anniversary! I have just bought alcohol lift ink and looking forward to using it! Hugs, Chrisx

  20. Fantastic anniversary card! I love how you used the varying typeset for your sentiment! What a wonderful anniversary card for your hubby! Happy Anniversary!

  21. Totally love the way you've used the die cuts with the stamped typewriter background and what a clever idea to make it an anniversary card! xx

  22. You played well with ink ! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

  23. What a beautiful creation , the vintage image so lovely
    Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at polkadoodles challange

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