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March 7, 2019

Hello and happy Thursday!

Today and throughout the month my projects are based around books. This was completely unplanned, but I’m excited to share these projects with you. I’m a sucker for a good romance novel or young adult fantasy book. How about you?

My project today is bookmarks. This is a simple project, but will jazz up any book and even make a perfect gift for the book lovers in your life.

Using the My Favorite Things – Cross Stitched Bookmark Die, I die cut 2 white bookmarks and 1 black bookmark. Note, I did start with the flower background on white and later changed my mind.

Bookmark 1

  1. With the Ink Road Stamps: Mug Life Background. I inked up the stamp with Versamark Ink and added Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder. I then heat set the stamped image.
  2. Next, I pulled out my Tim Holtz Distress Crayons – Set 1 in Picked Raspberries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon & Peacock Feathers. I added these colors to a palette sheet and brushed a light wash on the background of the bookmark to pull out the stamped image.
  3. To finish off the coloring of this bookmark, I added some water color using the AlteNew watercolor set, adding color only to the mug bases.
  4. Finally, I added the top piece for security and contrast and threaded some ribbon through the bookmark top.

Boomark 2

  1. For this bookmark, I stamped Ink Road Stamps: Bella Flora Border stamps and Daisy Alphabet stamps. I stamped these images with my Misti and used Versamark ink. I heat embossed the Stampendous Sterling Silver Embossing Powder.
  2. With my AlteNew watercolors, I added color to the word “Read” and the florals. The embossed images made it easy to watercolor the bookmark.
  3. I added an reenforcement on top of the bookmark and added some ribbon.

Bookmark 3

  1. The final bookmark I cut out a black tag. With the Ink Road Stamps: Daisy Background stamp, I embossed this image with Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder using the same methods as the previous 2 bookmarks.
  2. To add color to this bookmark, I used the Finetec Pearlescent Watercolors. These show up beautifully on a black background.
  3. I finished this bookmark off like the previous too with an enforcer at the top and added some lace to it.

I love finding different ways to use my stamps. I was actually inspired to make these for a demo that I will be doing at my local scrapbook store next weekend. Ink Road Stamps makes great stamps to be able to create full backgrounds and one-of-a-kind bookmark or tags. I hope you give this a try.

Thanks for joining me today. #createfreely

Lacey Gasper

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