Welcome back to The Ton Stamps blog, The Season. Janette here with you today to share Hitting the Books in tribute to all those headed back to school this week and the coming weeks. These cards are perfect for wishing our teacher friends fabulous first days back!
By changing simple elements of a card you can tweak any card to meet your specific needs. These two have the same base of books, exactly. I stamped Haute Books on 80# Neenah Solar White in Caviar Hybrid Couture Ink and then ran the stamped image through my laser copier. You can’t tell which is which, can you? Funny thing, neither can I!
Okay, so truth be told, I can’t tell from the pictures, but when I tilt the actual cards in the light the copied set of books shines a touch where the inked set does not. Laser toner, or at least the kind in my HP printer, is Copic compatible. I shaded the books and flowers just a touch with C00, C2 and C4. The flowers are popped up with dimensional adhesive over a Distress Oxide blended background in Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade on Bristol Smooth paper with Ranger mini ink round blenders and foam pads. Water splatters for interest and a few Summer Soiree sequins to set off the sentiment complete this card.
In addition to Haute Books, this card features City Girls: Book Life and Basic Banners. I also used the same set of Distress Oxides and Bristol Smooth paper, but with Clarity Brushes instead of foam blenders. Clarity brushes offer a delicate light finish. In addition to the Copic colors used above I added E30 and E53 for skin tone. The Basic Banner was stamped, blended and then fussy cut right to the edge of the design. I then used it’s coordinating die to create a black base and give it a bold border against the busy book background. City Girl and banner are both popped with dimensional adhesive and I’ve added a few Glass Slipper sequins.
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