Monday, December 28, 2015

Read a Book

Good morning everyone - I'm over on the So Suzy Stamps blog today with a card all about losing yourself in a book.

Yes, that is a real page from a real book. Please don't kill me; I purchased some old books from a garage sale a couple years ago for the express purpose of using them like this. Besides, doesn't it fit the scene nicely?

I coated the page with a layer of Mod Podge because 1) I needed something clear to prevent the paper from tearing (ask me how I know) and 2) I don't have any clear gesso. Note to self, get clear gesso. After it dried, I stamped the Vintage Books and World of Reality stamps repeatedly with the help of my Misti and some black Archival ink.

Once the ink was dry, I came in with my colored pencils to add color to my scene. A little slicing, dicing, and mounting to cardstock and this baby was done. How fun would it be to give with a bookstore gift card tucked inside?

There are some great post-holiday sales going on as well: I have my destash page updated and am running a sale on holiday goodies, magnets, and 2016 calendars in my Etsy shop. There's also a holiday blowout sale going on at So Suzy Stamps to make room for all the new January goodies.

Hope Santa brought you all your crafty heart desired!

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