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Friday, February 22, 2019

Bookshelves galore...

My sister, who also makes cards, sent me five bookshelf die-cuts. It is nice that we can share die-cuts from time to time.

I made cards out of all the die-cuts she sent and thought I'd share three of them with you today.

This card was for my son-in-law. The bookshelf was cut from some off-white cardstock, and I chose to color the books and flower pot with alcohol markers. I also colored the outline of the bookshelf with a black marker. I stamped my card front with a wood-grain stamp and inked around the edges. Then I backed my bookshelf with a patterned paper in the same color tones as my card base and adhered it with foam tape.

The sentiment at the top was heat-embossed.

The inside of this card, as well as the other two, features a matted sentiment panel. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink.

For this card and the next one, I followed the same process, but used a layered die-cut for the "Happy Birthday."

Do you notice the muted tones of the books on these two cards as compared to the first one? That's because these bookshelves were cut from a darker tan/kraft cardstock. I actually really like the muted tones.

Of the three color combos, I don't know which one I like the best, but they all came together pretty quickly and made lovely masculine cards.

My sister also gave me a couple of die-cuts from some patterned paper. While I didn't do any coloring on those, they also looked great on a card. Sadly, I didn't take any pictures of them. I guess I was in too big of a hurry to get them in the mail.

After getting over 30 inches of snow so far in February alone, we are expecting MORE snow this weekend. I don't know where we're going to put it. Driving the city streets nowadays feels like driving in a maze where you can't see over the top of the snow hedges on either side. It can get tricky to turn onto a street when you can't see both lanes of traffic until you're half-way into it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Wow! These are amazing. The book shelf is a great die. Love the way you colored all the books. I think my favorite is the blue one. The books just pop off the page on that one.

Lynette said...

Those are all great cards, Cheryl! It's so cool that you can exchange die cuts with your sister. At first, I thought each book, etc., was a separate piece!! So much easier this way, although a lot of coloring.

Yeah, it's pretty hard to see around here!

Anonymous said...

Love all your cards, even if I don’t comment each time. Hope not much more snow for you. We are sunny and nice today, cold and not so nice tomorrow. Put pigs in the blanket in the oven. Need to get to cards instead of just looking at them. Hugs mkw

Darnell said...

I love that you and your sister share a love of making cards, Cheryl! These are wonderful book shelves and you turned them into fantastic cards! I can't believe you are getting even more snow. It's got to be the worst February on record and I hope it ends soon! Hugs, Darnell

Glittered Paws said...

Wishing I had a "sister" to share die cuts with but do have friends that share nicely. I love these book dies - as an avid reader (now mostly on my Kindle), still have a lot of books on my shelf. Probably more than I will read in this lifetime. Ha Ha. Great card.

Lynne in NI said...

These are fab Cheryl! Your sis obviously has the same great taste in dies :)