knowledge shelf

A while back I made a series of pet sympathy cards for a friend who isn’t a fan of what is currently available in the shops. Although I did them as a favour with no expectation of anything in return, she decided to buy me some supplies. All except one were unbranded dies and stamps and this little book die is one of them.

I thought a shelf of books would be fun for a spines can be bright colours so are good for a colour challenge such as this one. I cut several so I could stack them for some dimension and I coloured them with a paintbrush and inks. The shelf they sit on is an MFT die from a recent kit. I lengthened it by gluing 2 side by side. I used a polka dot embossing folder on a scrap piece of CS and added a strip of green to it. Then I added it to the card front and added the focal image on top. The sentiment strip is from a pad by Tim Holtz – Idea-ology. I thought it was perfect for a book card and personally, most of what I know comes from reading and basic curiosity. A few embellishments finished the card nicely.

I know unbranded dies aren’t really the way to go as so many are outright copies of local artists, but when they are given as a gift one doesn’t comment and of course now I have them I am using them.

21 thoughts on “knowledge shelf

  1. What a delightful card. I love to read but don’t do it as much as I used to. The sentiment is perfect with the books. How lovely that your friend appreciated the cards you made enough to buy you some supplies.

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  2. You had me at books! The book lover and librarian in me is always on the look out for dies and cards like this. Unbranded or not – just gorgeous! The bright spines hinting of the unexplored worlds within. Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It. 🙂

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    1. Thanks. Your comment is lovely because of how you perceive books. I cannot be without a book and get anxious if I know I don’t have anything to read.


    1. Thanks so much. And I agree, a lovely gift from my friend showing she appreciated the box of cards I made for her.


  3. What a great card – I need more book stamps and dies! Love this sentiment, too, goes great with the shelf! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

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  4. The books are a great way to use these bold colours and I love that sentiment too – so true. Thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It Challenge this week!

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  5. The background is a simple one but works well for a card like this. I’m happy you like my effort.


  6. It’s always good to make good use of what you are given, no matter where it came from. This is a great card. Love all your bright colors.


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