Saturday, July 25, 2015

Relax With the Turning of Every Page

Today I thought I'd share another card I made with Papertrey's new Bibliophile stamps and dies. I can't put my finger on it, but I'm not loving this one. I wanted to share it anyway, though, to show you the idea of adding that linen napkin under the teacup, which I made with the new Embroidered Frames: Dots dies.

But first, the books are stamped and die-cut with Bibliophile stamps and Bibliophile dies. I love the look of the stacked books, and how you can incorporate your sentiment into the book spines. Just so darn cute and clever! There's actually another line to the sentiment that I chose to omit. The full sentiment is "Relax, may you feel better with the turning of every page."

The Fancy Teacup die is gorgeous. I lightly sponged the solid background layer in Aqua Mist ink and the more intricate top layer in Harvest Gold ink. I added a strip of Pure Poppy card stock behind the little circles, too.

For the napkin, I die-cut the smaller rectangle from the Embroidered Frames: Dots die set out of Fresh Snow linen card stock, leaving the middle part inside the frame and securing with a little tape on the back. I arranged it at the angle I wanted, then trimmed off the top and right before layering it over the book stack.

I think what's bugging me about this card is that it feels like it should have more of a vintage, flowery tea party look. This looks like a circus :) I look forward to giving it another go in a totally different style!

Enjoy your weekend!


Vickie Z said...

Amy I like this!!! The colors are wonderful and the linen is clever!! Love the sponged tea cup!!

Colleen said...

I love this cute tea cup die, it is very different and I think if you cut the handle off it could be used as a bowl too.

Alina said...

it's beautiful, Amy, lovely idea!

Oliwiaen said...

I just love how you put all those diecuts together! The napkin idea is ingenious :)

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

My, Oh My! You are too judgmental about this card. I simply LOVED IT!!!! Did you consider stamping some of the flowers of Vintage Linens or other stamp set on the napkin? But to tell you the truth this is one of the most beautiful cards of this stamp set, and I should know, I have EXCELLENT taste!!!
I send you another e-mail yesterday, please read it and get back to me, thanks!

María Alba

jan metcalf said...

Love the addition of the 'linen' napkin!

Diana K said...

I don't agree with you at all! This hardly looks like a circus! It's cozy and studious and I love the colour combo. And, no thanks to you, I'll be needing the tea cup die :)

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous card, Amy!

Jan said...

Amy, I love this card. If I made this card I would have felt delighted.

Peege said...

How would it look on a soft stone base? Did you try that? I love your designs, but I know that feeling when you're not quite satisfied.

Erin said...'s absolutely gorgeous! Seriously do not see a thing wrong with it! Takes my breath away. Great job.