Just one more chapter

Just one more bookish card? Of course not; there will always be more bookish cards, especially as Darkroom Door keeps creating more bookish stamps! Today’s card, which of course can be sent to a fellow reader on any occasion, features the new ‘reading’ sentiment strip as a background wallpaper and as the sentiment. Darkroom Door has a range of sentiment strips each containing 9-10 sentiments. I could cut them up into individual stamps but I have kept them all as strips so I can stamp them all at once if I want to. I did so on today’s card to create a background in rusty hinge distress ink on watercolour paper. I painted water over the top of the stamping to blur it but you can still read most of the bookish mantras.

I also used the DD stamp ‘book spines’ to create my line up of books. I stamped it on three different gel prints and embossed each one in a different metallic ink. I cut up all the prints then rearranged the books to have green, blue, yellow and brown books across the shelf. Even though I chose random gel prints I love the way the texture of plastic lids and packaging has become aged leather on the book spines.

After attaching my books to the background I stamped just one phrase from the sentiment strip by masking above and below the words then added it to the card. A little shading along the top of the books give a bit of dimension.

This turned out to be the perfect card for today because I have been part of the Coptic Challenge at ‘The Handmade Book Club‘ this week. Today is the last day of instruction which covers sewing the book together. When I have completed my book I will post it on the blog. It is the second time I have participated in the five day challenge; both experiences have been very enjoyable and the instruction is fabulous.

So, read one more chapter and have a great weekend.

(Compensated affiliate links from Foiled Fox, Scrap n Stamp)

7 Comments on “Just one more chapter”

  1. Mary Smith says:

    I love this card!!!I cannot buy it from your link, though. I am not a member of LinkDeli, not do I want to be, so I cannot even open the link to buy it. Is there any other way?

  2. nise says:

    So cool!! Your gel press backgrounds do look like old leather. Perfect sentiment!

  3. Lagene says:

    Awesome card, I love the browns and blues combination!

  4. nancystiz says:

    Love this and must get those stamps! I just love the way you do these book stamps and manage that vintage look on them. Your background is outstanding as a backdrop to the books. This one is fabulous!

  5. Pat says:

    I nearly bought one of the several book stamps from Darkroom Door when you used them for some cards and a journal page I think, but then I didn’t . I think this theme makes a great card for anyone depending on the colours, and I love the look you have given the row of books on this card Heather, and love the collection of coordinating sentiments in the background…a gorgeous card! x

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