Update: Woo Hoo, this card was chosen as one of the "Honorable Mentions" by the CASology Design Team! Thank you ladies. I so enjoy the CASology site and find daily inspiration in the beautiful creations shared by all.
Our CASology cue word this week is "book".
Here's my contribution:
The "books" were made using 1/2" wide strips of Designer Series Paper cut to various lengths. I slipped the ends of the paper into my Word Window punch to make the cut and rounded edges. If you'd like wider books, start with a wider strip of paper (3/4", 1" etc), and punch the ends using a 3/4" or 1" circle punch.
This way to make the cut edge:
This way to make the rounded edge:
I built the books on a scrap piece of paper, popping them up using Dimensionals. Then I trimmed the edges of the scrap paper so it wouldn't be seen. Then, the books were layered onto the card base using Dimensionals.
Stamp Set: Define Your Life, Tiny Tags
Ink: Calypso Coral, Basic Gray
Paper: Very Vanilla, various Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Word Window and Heart to Heart punches, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, sponge