Book Lover

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Good afternoon. I'm just tickled pink with the card I have to share with you today. It's for the Saturday Sketch Challenge #24, which I turned sideways. I not only used a pretty pink ribbon, paper, and ink, I also used a Flourishes stamp (From the Desk of) with books in it and a sentiment about writing, and I confess...I am a bibliophile. Books = Happy! If you've ever been inside my house, you'd know that right away, because this is the first room you would see : 

I have loved books for as long as I can remember, have been collecting them for about thirty years, and when we moved to this house a few years ago, I was lucky enough to get this living room-turned-library to hold most of my book collection. My love of books may have something to do with my love of cardmaking. It's all about the paper and the ink, you know.

The "gilt" on the paper edges and spine of the books was done with gold glitter embossing powder, and I tried to color the covers to look a little worn, like a good book that's been read many times would be--although I do try to keep real books in tip-top condition. ;) The Distress Ink around the inside of the die is Spun Sugar, and the gold edge was made with a gold opaque marker to go along with the gilted edge books.

Have a crafty (or maybe a literary) evening, and thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: From the Desk of (Flourishes)
Paper: Watercolor Bouquet (K&Co); Neutral Stack (DCWV); Coredinations; Recollections
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Memento; Copic markers
Dies: Curved Rectangles, Lattice Pendant (Spellbinders); Dimensional Butterflies (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Accessories: Ribbon (Michael's); Gold Glitter Embossing Powder (Zing); pearls; Gold Opaque Paint Marker (Marvy Uchida); Memory Thread (DMC); Stickles; dimensionals
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Heather Jensen said...

Stunning. I love the detail you added to the books. Your library is beautiful. You can't get bored reading all those books for sure. :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

From one book lover to another... excuse me while I drool over your magnificent room :) My hubby would love this one even more, he's the ultimate bibliophile! I love your card too, such an elegant design - thanks for playing!

Shannon White said...

OmGosh Miss Cheryl, this is just Gorgeous! So Pretty and Elegant! And can I just say both my DH and myself would soo be in heaven if we had a Fabulous library like yours! Wowzers! 8-)