Washi Tape makes awesome patterned paper, and that's what I've used here. I cut my plain white cardstock to 4 x 5.25" (the perfect panel for an A2 card) then neatly lined up strips of Book Tape, wrapping the ends around to the back of the panel. Alternatively, you could use this gorgeous Hero Arts Bookcase Stamp, from The Ink Pad! It would coordinate perfectly with the Eyelet Outlet Book Brads and Heart Brads I used to add texture to my faux library card.
I probably have more sets of Alphabet Stamps than anyone else I know, lol. They come in very handy when I want to make a custom sentiment like, "You're my favorite non-fictional person" which I saw on a t-shirt and thought would make a FAB card. Whenever I'm hand-stamping anything one letter at a time I like to work on lined, graphed, or ledger paper because those nice straight horizontal lines save me from measuring!
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owns almost as many books
as she does art supplies!