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« on: March 05, 2009 10:31:37 AM »

For my song, I chose Elvis Costello's "Everyday I Write the Book": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgbSRCCSuwo
I love it for all of the writing metaphors, so I wanted to do something with that.  I found these great clip-art portraits of some famous authors and thought they'd work great for a project that I've been wanting to try-- a waterfall card.

I used this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US4hS0svDow
My card is slightly larger, but I used all of the same measurements otherwise.

Here's the finished card:

They're kind of faint in this picture, but I decorated the face of the card with day of the week stamps (to represent the "everyday" part of the song, of course).  And given the book theme, I thought a bookmark tassle would be perfect for the pull, so I poached one from an existing bookmark and used some brown inkpads to make it match the rest of the card.

Here it is pulled down:

I got the "Everday I Write the Book" words on there by printing them out in reverse, laying them face down on the paper and dabbing the back with acetone to transfer the ink.

Here's a video of the card in action: http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b279/tdscrafts/?action=view&current=100_0575.flv

And a closer look at the stamps:

Left the right, up to down: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe and Louisa May Alcott
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009 11:06:37 AM »

Your stamps are amazing!!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009 12:00:26 PM »

You did an amazing job!

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009 12:24:18 PM »

you carved those stamps yourself?!  those are great and (most amazing to me, being i am bad at likenesses) they really look like those people!!!

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009 05:31:18 PM »

OHMYGOSH! You have crazy awesome stamp carving skills!

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009 05:31:57 PM »

Very neat... my uncle sent me a birthday card that was made like that... one of the neatest cards I've gotten in a LONG time!
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2009 07:44:09 AM »

So cool! The card is gorgeous (I'll have to bookmark that tutorial!) and the stamps are amaaaazing!

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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2009 08:44:10 AM »

You did a beautiful job on those stamps! I love the song you picked and the way you represented it.

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2009 01:52:04 PM »

This is great!  I love it!  I love the stamps.

« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2009 04:02:47 PM »

wow the stamps look awesome! i've always wanted to try to make my own stamps but i'm intimidated...great job!
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