to do a add a little something extra when you send your next homemade
card? How about incorporating a bookmark as a snazzy design element?
It’s so easy to do and I have oodles of pictures to share with you
I originally saw this bookmark idea on a Splitcoast Technique Challenge
(TLC187) several weeks ago and decided to make a “chorus line” of them
for my book group next week. The layout of the 4.25″ x 5.5″ card is
from Beate’s Weekend Sketch Challenge WSC62.
Begin with a 2″ x 4″ piece of card stock. TIP: I opted for Night of Navy Textured card stock for the extra “heft” it provides. Score at 2″.
I find it easiest to flip my background stamps face up and ink up with
the ink pad face down. I then lay card stock on top with a piece of
scrap paper over the whole works. Either using a brayer or my hand, I
evenly and firmly press the card stock (keeping things from sliding)
into the image, making sure to cover the entire area of the card
Adding a lot of embellishments (brads, etc.) to a bookmark could damage
book. The book “hugging” English Major in me opted for a one
dimensional bookmark, using layered images for impact.
I finished up by stamping off the card stock with Organic Grace (Hostess Level 1)
images in Night of Navy and adding a Creamy Caramel edge (by flicking
the card stock on the ink pad). Both sides of the bookmark sport a
hope you enjoyed this simple bookmark. It slips neatly onto today’s
card as a bonus. If you want to learn how to earn the Organic Grace
Hostess Stamp Set used here FREE, click for details.
Stamp Sets: En Fran?ais Background, Organic Grace (Hostess Level 1), Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Night of Navy Textured, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Night of Navy
Cool Tools: Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin’ Up!’s Crafter’s Tool Kit), 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ Circle Punches, Scor-Pal
The Perfect Touch: Night of Navy 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Navy Micro Brads (www.justbrads.com)