Library-themed bookplates and card

Chapter: DIY + techniques

A set of library-themed rubber stamps by October Afternoon has reminded me of good o’ bookplates I used to collect when I was young. The next thing for me was to stamp me some bookplates, and also a card. I used regular printer label adhesive sheets (which I used in the past to make round stickers) and white cardstock.

Bookplates and a bookmark.

Though colouring spaces within the image were tight I squeezed my way in with coloured pencils, and when I ran off course (many times), an eraser or a white gel pen was used to fade out my errors.

Bookplate measures 3.5″ x 4″.

Up next is a card with several dimensional features.

A few more books were “piled on” onto the stack.

A second stack of books were glued inside the card too.

Extra books were stamped on coloured papers then cut out, and adhered in sections with dimensional foam dots. I drew a speech bubble with a Memento marker using the brush tip. Glossy Accents glue was applied on the tiny heart to make it pop a little.

The supplies listed below are the ones I used for this project ⇙

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Lawn Fawn stamp: wheelie like you, and a variation

Chapter: DIY + techniques

It’s been a while since I played with inks and stamps (and when I did it was mainly with Japanese wooden block stamps), so I got myself some clear stamps (and these too) to try them out. I hope to share more on how I use them in days to come. For today I’ll begin with this mini stamp set by Lawn Fawn and this is how I used it for making cards.

“I wheelie like you” circle card.

I stamped the critter on thick paper, coloured with Copic markers E50, E51, E53, and R20 to add hints of blush around the legs, ears and nose. Then I cut it out. Because of the thickness of the paper, it exposes more of the white outline so I went around it with a Memento brush marker in Sweet Plum to reduce the glare.

To abide with the round wheel theme I had 2 circles die cut for the front and back of a circle card and also drew a circle border with a colour pencil using a circle die as a guide. I also cut up the sentiment and bend them a little before stamping. I stamped the wheel on 2 different papers — a pattern paper and my own handpainted paper, then cut out the hollow areas, snip them into halves and took one halve from each paper to adhere onto the card with white glue. The little guy was pasted onto the wheel with a dimensional foam glue dot.

I made 2 more almost-similar cards.

I coloured the wheel with coloured pencils just like the earlier card but did some blending with a blender pen in the middle.

This next card is my favourite.

I wrote the words with a Memento brush marker in Rich Cocoa. Though it isn’t obvious on these photos, I did add Glossy Accents onto the eyes and on all the hearts as well, on all three cards.

Whether to work on issues or for good health, this “Let’s work it out together” card could serve dual purpose.

The supplies listed below are the ones I used on these cards ⇙

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