Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gotta Wear Shades Bookshelves Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Blog Hop! I'm so glad you're here!

I adore the image of the spectacles on the Bookshelves unmounted rubber stamp sheet, and since I feel pretty comfortable with a craft knife, I thought I'd kick around a few ideas.

Some of the stamp sentiments we used this month really tickle my funny bone. I found myself giggling as I was making these cards! Giggling is healthy. That's why my future's so bright, I've gotta wear shades. And I wear my sunglasses at night, too. Just sayin'.

Here's how it goes:

1. Stamp those cute specs onto a card panel with Mahogany ink. Use a craft knife to remove the lenses. TIP: rotate the paper as you cut so that you're always holding the knife comfortably.

2. Tape a pre-cut piece of mirror paper to the back of the stamped paper. We even have some available if you need it!

3. Stamp the UM book image (from the Borders & Backgrounds sheet) and trim it from the paper. Fold it in half along the spine, and bend the pages between your thumb and a bone folder to curve them a bit. It really adds some nice shape to the card!

4. Add stamped sentiments and nest the panels onto mattes and cards. Giggle a little. They say it's good for you! My card bases were made with the 8.5x11 papers from the Bookshelves Club Stamp assortment.

Just in case it's hard to see, these are the quotes I used:
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
"Never judge a book by its movie."
"Book lovers never go to bed alone."
"Nothing beats curling up with a good book when there's housework waiting."
"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it."

Good times, I tell you. Good times,

Oh, I almost forgot. Our winner from last month's hop was Shelly Schmidt, Comment #33. She won a $15 gift certificate to do some shopping at Club Scrap.

Leave a comment below to be entered into next month's prize drawing!

Then, hop along and enjoy! Your next stop is with the fabulous Hetty Sanders at Craft Chaos.