I decided to use the typewriter as well as the sketch as my inspiration. I must admit I remember the days before computers when we used manual, then electric typewriters. I also remember what a pain they were for terrible typists like myself. What a chore to change ribbons and use White-Out. lol I wanted the black strip on my card to represent the typewriter ribbon after the text had been typed on the paper. I remember thinking how cool the ribbon looked and how black your fingers got from handling it.
I heat embossed the typewriter and words, used an embossing folder for the background. Fast and easy. I'll have to send this to my mom who types WAY over 100 words per minute. She'll get a kick out of it.
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