I'm sharing a card today that I made for a co-worker. She's leaving to go back to school. So, I wanted make a card and a bit of a gift, too.
I'm playing along in two challenges today.
The Play Date Cafe Challenge #145. I loved these colors as soon as I saw the graphic, below. And, seeing the book & that heart garland made with book print? Yeah, that sealed the deal for me. You'll see why.
RetroSketches rs#25. I play along with their sketches every chance I get, because they're just fun!
I created these ~
A card and 2 coordinating bookmarks. I already knew that I wanted to use my book print impression plate for this set...that's just one of the reasons that the PDCC graphic caught my eye. I used the impression plate on both the card and the bookmarks.
If you click on any of the photos, I think you'll be able to see the words from the impression plate. It's subtle, but really adds so much texture.
For the stamped keys behind the sentiment, I stamped off onto scratch paper once before stamping onto my panel. On my first try it was just too dark. I wanted a softer look, so that the sentiment wouldn't be overpowered.
Oh, by the way, I used one end of a Spellbinder die to cut the top of my bookmarks. It took a little experimenting, since I couldn't remember exactly how I've seen it done on a other blogs. It wasn't too hard to figure out and I really like the results.
I'll list my supplies below, but if you have any questions...let me know.
Thanks for taking a look!
card stock: white (PTI), really rust, going gray, more mustard (SU)
ink: more mustard, really rust, going gray (SU), onyx black (Versafine)
stamps: lock & key (PTI)other: more mustard grosgrain ribbon (SU), lock & key dies, book print impression plate (PTI), labels six die (Spellbinders), vintage button, twine (from my stash)