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Create a Background Focal Point

by Janette Kausen February 28, 2018 20 Comments

Good day to you! Thank you for joining us on the Hero Arts blog. Today, I am featuring the new Bookcase wood mount stamp.

Our home is filled with voracious readers, but our wall of books is no where near this remarkable. Wouldn't it be fantastic to come home to these dreamy shelves everyday?

I began by stamping the Bookcase image on Radiant White cardstock in Copic friendly Intense Black ink. I colored each book with its own shade of the rainbow with Copic markers and repeated a few colors for the bottom shelf. I added a touch of shading in the nooks and crannies at the bottom of the books and a slight touch below each shelf. 

I adore the detail on these shelves, from the tiny fan to the airplant cloche. I added a touch of gold here and there with a metallic marker. Leaving little pops of white on most of the books enhances the level of interest.

In order to allow the sentiment to be seen, but not overshadow the background, I opted to use vellum cut with a Circle Infinity die. The vellum allows the Hello die cut and "you're literally amazing" Stazon sentiments to be seen above the background focal point.

Trim panel and adhere to Black Folded Card base (The coolest with white on the inside!). Add black accents with Nuvo Drops.

As an alternative, the Bookcase could be stamped in a light beige or gray for subtlely to allow other elements, like those from Story Time or In The Study, to be the focal draw.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!

PS: The new March My Monthly Hero will be sneaking in just two sleeps! Keep your eyes peeled! 

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20 Responses

Catherine
Catherine

March 04, 2018

I work in a library – I have to have this stamp!

Nancy Beard
Nancy Beard

March 03, 2018

This is my favorite!

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

March 03, 2018

I just love the big sentiments on the front of this card! This is a beautiful card! Love it!
fanny c
fanny c

March 02, 2018

Love the book background stamp!

Melissa B.
Melissa B.

March 02, 2018

Such a cute card. I love how you added the vellum to help the sentiment. I’m a book lover too!

Helen
Helen

February 28, 2018

Love this bookshelf and 2 more sleeps and counting lol

lorraine turner
lorraine turner

February 28, 2018

Love this card design Janette especially the rainbow colours used and the additional images on the shelves, it is like a spot the extra image game on a card, brilliant!

Bridget Weed
Bridget Weed

February 28, 2018

I love this card. Awesome!

Billie A
Billie A

February 28, 2018

Love the rainbow colors of the books. Great idea for a fun background.

Celeste Goff
Celeste Goff

February 28, 2018

Love this card! That vellum panel is cool!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

February 28, 2018

Janette, one word STUNNING!
Thanks for your gorgeous card with this amazing Bookcase stamp.

Wanda
Wanda

February 28, 2018

I was worried about this fairly large wood mounted stamp producing a good image…..but on the first try that is exactly what it did

Margaret
Margaret

February 28, 2018

Love books and love this card! Makes me want to go arrange my shelves in rainbow order!

Pam Williams
Pam Williams

February 28, 2018

Wonderful vibrant colors, makes me want to start reading right now

Lisa
Lisa

February 28, 2018

Love the way the colorful books look against the vellum.

Oralee B.
Oralee B.

February 28, 2018

This is a unique card, unlike any others I’ve seen.. I love the library background stamp and all the colors used. Well done, Janette!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

February 28, 2018

Such a wonderful card!!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

February 28, 2018

So bright and vibrant!! That is a colorful library!!

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

February 28, 2018

Yes Janette, a wonderful wall of books would be great to see at the end of the day. A great card.

amy
amy

February 28, 2018

This is perfect!