My favorite Groucho Marx quote is, "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read" and when I saw the brand new, soon-to-be-released, Eyelet Outlet Book Brads, I knew immediately I wanted to make a card which said that. So I did. And it's on the EO blog today:
My favorite thing about the Book Brads is that they coordinate realllllly well with the Book Washi Tape, so I wanted to use both products together. Of course, my lovely design team sister, Stephanie, recently made her own patterned paper using that same tape, so I had to think of an interesting variation. Having just made the "Chevron" collage in my sketchbook, it occurred to me to do a herringbone pattern. This was even easier, though, because thanks to the strong vertical lines of the books, it was easy to trim the tape perfectly straight with a snip of the scissors. And of course, being *tape* it's self adhesive. Gotta love that, right?
Another thing I love about the Book Brads is that each package contains the same pile of books in two different colorways: a sort of neutral tan, as well as bright primary colors. Also, you can position them as a stack, or line them up like they're on a shelf. And no matter which variation you choose, they look really nice with the tape, dontcha think? So I decided to make a bookmark, too.
All I had to do was adjust the shape of my computer generated text (the font is Comic Sans) and reprint. Since the size and shape was much more compact, I left off the Skinny Washi Tape, 4mm Summer Brads and Groucho-style Eye Glass Brads that I used on the card.
What's *YOUR* favorite quote? 'Cause I'll bet you anything that there are brads in the Eyelet Outlet store that could help you illustrate it! (...just sayin'...) ♥