Tuesday 10 July 2012

"Text Me" CFC#60 and Retro Sketches#19

This week' challenge at CAS-ual Fridays:

 is to use text on a clean and simple project. I have a hard time with clean-and-simple. My cards always end up looking a little crowded, no matter how I hard I try. Combining this challenge with the sketch this week at RetroSketches helped to keep things relatively clean...

I liked the idea of creating a notebook page, and I found this stamp in my collection from {The Stamps of Life}: type4backgrounds. I stamped it, used a Fiskars punch for the border and mounted it on black card-stock. 
Text-speak inspired the sentiment:

 and the diagonal effect on the text block (kind of reminds me of "The Matrix!") is because I covered up all the "U's." Too corny?

I am submitting this project to both CFC60 and RetroSketches19. There's still time to play! The CAS-ual Fridays challenge ends Thursday at noon, but the Retro Sketches challenge is open through midnight this Thursday.

Text me a comment!

Materials used:
Type-face stamp, Type4background  by the Stamps of Life
Chevron stamp, Geometrics from Paper Smooches
Die-cut letters, Wingo-Zingo by Sizzix and Art Philosophy alphabet (U) by Cricut.
Black and GreyFlannel dye-based ink, CTMH
Miscellaneous cardstock


  1. Yes, it does look like the matrix since you covered up all of the "u"s. Love how you made it work with the sketch too! Fabulous! So glad you could join us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. So clever! Love how you used the sketch...and the met the text challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. I love this typographic card, Caroline! I never would've guessed that you covered up the U's had you not mentioned it!

  4. How fun! Love that you hid the us! I really like the punch of red too!

  5. LOVE all that text!!! So glad you played RetroSketches!

  6. Not corny - you were just having pun with paper ;-)
    Great card!

  7. Super awesome Caroline! So clever! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's RetroSketch!

  8. I love this! great take on both sketches...I struggle with sketch challenges :S


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