Inkadinkado makes some really cool stamps. I don’t have many of theirs but this was on clearance at Michaels and I don’t have much in the masculine line for stamps. Simon Says Wednesday challenge is CLEARLY. I have stamped this image with StazOn on stiff acrylic (from packaging material) and cut it out. I then took Ranger Alcohol ink in Wild Lettuce and added a touch of solvent with it. I did that on my craft mat and then smeared it around a bit and laid the BACK side of the acrylic piece into it to give it a bit of color and old world look. I already had the library cardstock cut with the wonky MFP die from BluePrints 16. I distressed it with Peeled Paint distress ink and also the panel under it. I distressed the edges of that bottom piece.
I hand wrote the book title and date but it was still looking a bit bare when I laid the cut out acrylic compass on it. Using London Fog Memento ink I used that Argyle large stamp for some interest. Stamped the MFT sentiment. I popped up the entire panel onto the kraft cardstock and added some twine. That bottom corner still looked a bit bare, I saw my note pad sitting there and thought a page number clipped to this would be a good finishing touch.
I love the end result. It can be a birthday card, a Glad for your promotion, new job, or grad card. All bases covered with this one.