NEW Vintage Book Overlays; Sets 5, 6, 7, 8 and Free Sampler

October 25, 2014

Remember a few weeks ago I mentioned that I had come across a treasure-trove of books, dating back as far as 1844?  I was able to sit down this week and browse thru some more of them.  Once again, I couldn’t resist the wonderful textures of the book covers, and created 4 more sets of Vintage Book Overlays.

I love adding texture to my papers, and these overlays work beautifully for that purpose.  They are extremely versatile and can be used in multiple ways.  A few of the fastest, most simple ways include placing a layer of cover over the overlay and then experimenting with blend modes.  You can get some lovely effects by placing the overlay on a layer above a paper, and changing the blending mode, experimenting with opacity levels, Levels, and Curves.  These are just a FEW of the ways you can stretch your stash using overlays.

Vintage Book Overlays come with a Commercial Use license, but are the perfect addition to anyone’s Personal Use stash as well.

Available at:
SnickerdoodleDesigns     |     theStudio     |     CUDigitals





Would you like to try experimenting with a sample?

This gift is no longer available however you can always find some current gifts on the Digi Scrap Freebies Page.


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy working with this Sample!

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  1. Melissa

    Thank you for the freebie but the link says page not found. Have a great day.

    • Karen

      Thank you, Melissa, for letting me know. I’ve corrected the link!

  2. Sherry

    Thank you for the sample. As always, it is wonderful.

  3. Eva

    Thanks Karen 😉

  4. Nightshadow

    Thank you Karen. The download works fine now.


  5. stacey

    these are so great! thanks for the super samplers!

  6. SharonG

    Oh this is fantastic!! Thank you so much Karen 🙂

  7. Sus

    Thank you Karen, they all look fabulous 😀

  8. Deanna

    Thanks Karen! Great sample!

  9. Steph

    What great texture on these covers! Thank you for the sample!

  10. Jeanie

    Thank you for the sample! I love textures!

  11. Su Hall

    Wow! I know you had a great time creating these. I picture you in a library, placing book after book on the scanner, not opening the first one, people waiting, standing and staring… LOL I know you didn’t do that, but, the thought was humorous! These are so neat! I sure thank you for sharing the sampler! My brain has gone into overdrive!


    • Karen

      You’re right. I wasn’t in the library. I purchased all of these books at an estate sale. Very cool!! Have fun with the sample!

  12. Blackthorne

    Thank you very much, Karen – I always love your freebies ! 🙂


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