Saturday, September 18, 2021

Shopping Our Stash #454 - Back to the Books & Retro Rubber #167 | Let's Get Sketchy!

I have combined this week's Shopping Our Stash challenge focused on BOOKS with Retro Rubber's SKETCH challenge.  Retro Rubber's sketch features a scalloped left hand edge (die cut on my card with My Favorite Things Scalloped Stitched Borders), a central panel (on my card the panel is a removable bookmark) and a central circular focal point.  My central image is My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Bookworm (year unknown).  She has been stamped, Copic-colored, fussy cut and mounted on a green background circle.  A small stamped sentiment from Mama Elephant Good Reads (2018) is foam mounted on the image.  Foam tape was added to the bottom and sides of the mounted image to create a channel for the bookmark.  The image was adhered to the card base layered with scalloped Memory Box paper.  The bookmark was die cut using the 2" My Favorite Things Vertical Stitched Stripe.  The stamped bookmark sentiment is Taylored Expressions Mark Your Spot (2016).  A small piece of May Arts ribbon was tied to the top of the bookmark.



  1. What a sweet and beautiful book mark, love the little girl sitting in a pile of books, READING is what children should do instead of playing video games.
    This would be a great gift for any child or grandchild to encouraging them to read more.
    Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  2. Love the images you've used to create a reading scene :)
    Thanks for getting back to the books with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!

  3. Elizabeth, you had me at 'The more you read...'. My teacher-librarian heart went into overdrive... why don't I own these stamps?! As always, a wonderfully crafted and executed card. Thanks for joining in with us again at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  4. oooh! such a beautiful card, each element is so well thought out and perfect! awesome take on the sketch, as well! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (bookish!) STASH with us!


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