The brads I'm using today for my design team post are part of the new Spring release. And, wow, what a release!
When I saw these Book Brads, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I just wasn't sure how I was going to do it. But, lo and behold, it worked out. Don't you love when that happens?
Here's the card I made:
I scoured the Internet for free clip art of a sleeping cat. I found this and thought it was perfect, but the image was only the front half of the cat. No artist am I, but I muddled through and drew his bottom half. I played around with placement and got the book and cat the way I wanted them and then attached them on an oval of vanilla and double matted it. If you purchase these brads to make a card like this, let me know and I'll send you the cat image.
I cut the book card base from a cut file purchased in the Silhouette store, each layer a slightly darker shade of brown. On the top, vanilla piece, I typed the greeting using the Ancient Script font. I sponged the edges of each layer with Soft Suede ink...after all out of circulation books should look aged.
The same font was used inside for the sentiment, with a play on words. I also converted the cut lines from the layers on the front to print lines for inside as a nice accent.
As you can see from the photo at the top of this post, these book brads come in two different colorways. The other has bright, primary colors; perfect for school projects!
See you next week with another card!
Who provided the inspiration for these cards? Katy did!