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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Finally, I added the top piece for security and contrast and threaded some ribbon through the bookmark top.
- 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.
- With my AlteNew watercolors, I added color to the word “Read” and the florals. The embossed images made it easy to watercolor the bookmark.
- I added an reenforcement on top of the bookmark and added some ribbon.
- 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.
- To add color to this bookmark, I used the Finetec Pearlescent Watercolors. These show up beautifully on a black background.
- 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
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