" 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."
Well, I was NOT trained as a touch typist. I taught myself, in classic hunt-and-peck, two-finger style, to type on my Father's "portable" Remington which he had used in his college days in the 1930s! It was huge, heavy, clunky and totally manual.And it didn't have a "normal" QWERTY" keyboard. The ribbons were no longer made so new ribbons had to be rewound on the spools that came with the machine. And, of course, mistakes were frequent and often massive! I was in graduate school when I bought a replacement, leaving the Remington in the hands of my mother-in-law (who eventually had my permission to donate it or trash it). My "new" machine was electric, but I wasn't much better at using it. It was a blessing that the department hired professionals to type theses for us since these important documents were to be "PERFECT" in all respects because they were to be microfilmed for posterity. SO, you can imagine that I have a love-hate relationship with typing of all kinds, even on my nice neat new computer keyboards, but at least I don't have to mess with "white-out" or carbons - even if auto-correct drives me nuts!
My card for this challenge is pretty vintage, showing a Roaring Twenties young lady using a typewriter that looks a LOT like my Dad's "portable"! A Graphic45 Typography background paper and some Idea-ology "Type Charms" finished up my card...
- Papers: Paper Studio notecards "ivory" (225219); scrap of red card; Graphic 45 Communique Collection "Typography" 12 x 12 paper (4501253) and Typography Collection "Inspire" cut-apart (4500767)
- Embellishments: Idea-ology "Type Charms" (TH92819) and "ChitChat" stickers (TH92998)
- Adhesives: Duck easy Stick Double Stick Adhesive; Ranger Glossy Accents (GAC170642)
I'm also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, September 26, 2018: "Anything Goes".