It’s not just for books anymore!

By | July 4, 2012

Hi Stampin' Friends

Today's card features the Ex Libris Background Stamp.  Though it's a bookplate and for books, I decided to make a card with it.

Ex-Libris copy
Mark ownership of books and other personal items with this exquisitely designed stamp, reminiscent of engraved European bookplates from the Middle Ages. Or pop it in a cellophane bag with a Classic Stampin' Pad and tie with grosgrain ribbon for a unique and thoughtful gift!

Top-of-sentimentI stamped the image on Very Vanilla Card Stock with Versamark and embossed it with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I lightly sponged it with Perfect Plum Classic Ink all over and Pretty in Pink Classic Ink on the upper part of the card.

ButterflyThe butterflies were punched out of Perfect Plum Card stock and Pretty in Pink Card Stock using the Elegant Butterfly Punch.  They were then embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.

To get the layered look, I cut the Pretty in Pink butterfly in half and layered it with the Perfect Plum butterfly so that there was 1/16" showing on both sides.

RibbonThe ribbon is the Perfect Plum 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon.  I very loosly ruched the ribbon and pulled at the thread on the ends of the ribbon with a paper piercing tool to give it a distressed look.

Thanks for stopping by today


Ex LibrisSupplies:

  • Stamp Set:  Ex Libris (w 126600), Perfectly Penned (W 122890) (C 122892)
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650), Perfect Plum Card Stock (101889), Pretty in Pink Card Stock (100459)
  • Ink:  VersaMark (102283), Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad (126963), Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad (126955)
  • Accessories:  Perfect Plum 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (122987), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Heat Tool (129053), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Basic Pearls (119247), Paper Snips (103579), Paper Piercing Tool (126189),  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Sponges (101610)

6 thoughts on “It’s not just for books anymore!

  1. Monica

    Rachel I love your latest “Thank You” card, the purples have always been one of my faviorte colors! can’t wait to get started again! Thank you.

  2. Rachel Brumley

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    Thanks Lisa.  I noticed it the first time I went through the book and fell in love with it!
    Stampin Up! Demonstrator, ManagerClasses in card making and scrapbookingMy Blog Artistic Designs by Rachel(479) 876-7453rachelbrumley@cox.netContact me today to get your FREE copy of the Holiday Mini Catalog and/or the  2011/2012 Idea Book Catalog

  3. Debbie Gasko

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    Rachel, when I saw this Background stamp in the catalog I just didn’t care for it. BUT you have changed my mind with this BEAUTIFUL card & embossing technique. Thank you

  4. Marti Herring

    Beautiful colors! The embossed butterfly is a nice touch!


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