Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gingersnap Office Items Challenge

Hello Friends -

I could use some feedback here.  I am a huge fan of the vintage/grunge/shabby style of papercrafting but I'm not very confident about my execution.  To add to my nervousness, the creations over at Gingersnaps are incredible.  I think they are really amazing and over the top gorgeous.  So, I've been checking out the work they do but I have never joined in one of their challenges.  However, I had some ideas for their challenge with office items.  I've been thinking about these paperclips which look a bit like the old typewriter keys. 

From there I searched for a vintage picture of an office.  I really wanted my card to have women in it, as opposed to the offices with all men.  I'm thinking about sending the card to one of my dear friends and an office full of men really wouldn't have been the right thing.


I was having trouble with the pattern paper so I stamped the typewriter image from the Hero Arts stamps I won from Papercraafter's Corner

With the ribbon I was going for the look of an old typerwriter ribbon.  Here on the Home Front I received a thumbs down on it looking anything like a typewriter ribbon.  I used rayon seam binding and covered it in Black Soot Distress Ink.  I can tell you my fingers look like I was changing typewriter ribbons.  What do you think?  Does it look like typewriter ribbon or just black ribbon crunched up? 

What would make this card work better, considering the vintage style? 


7 comments:

Janet said...

I love your card. From the pic it surely does look like typewritter ribbon. Hope you win something special:-)

PetraB said...

A wonderful card with its design and amazing image. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

Timi said...

This is a great card, I like the image and your ribbon really look like typewriter ribbon.

SmilynStef said...

We're so thrilled to have you join our office supply challenge at Gingersnap Creations ... so happy you took the plunge and linked-up your wonderful card ... I love how you incorporated all of the different office related elements into your design ... and for those of us that remember when they really were typewriter "ribbons" ... I think yours is spot-on.

Dreama said...

I love the vintage look of this card and, yes, to anyone who used them, the "ribbon" looks authentic. Guess that shows my age, right?

Gerri Herbst said...

Fabulous piece. Love all your details, the paperclips are adorable!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! I think it's PERFECT! LOVE those clips! xxD