Today's card is a little different than my normal offerings. This card came about because a friend ordered the Ex Libris background stamp and wanted me to help her come up with an idea for it. This stamp is so not anything I would ever choose myself, so this was a real challenge. And after fooling around several days trying to get something to work, all at once I had an idea and it came together so easily I was surprised. Here's the card I made with it...
Ink: Versamark, and Cajun Craze
Paper: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Decorative Label Punch, 3/16" Metallic Brads, Piercing Tool and Mat, Sponge, and Dimensionals
I chose the Four Frames for the 'title' on the book. It was punched out with the Decorative Label Punch that mimicked the label on the main stamp. It was popped up with Dimensionals to make it stand out.
The final touch was some metallic brads in the corners to go with the 'tooled leather' look. All in all I'm very happy with how this turned out. It was a struggle and a challenge to work with something so different than my style, but it was fun getting stretched and stamping outside of my little comfort zone. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed this look. See you soon! Make time to stamp this weekend - it's what I wanted for Mother's Day!! Sharon