Monday, 4 February 2013
Before I start I am so pleased that I have now had 18.000 page views - doesnt seem too long ago I offered a gift for the 10.00th view. I will offer a lovely gift to the person who is the 20.000th veiwer...but I will give notice when we are into the 19.900 mark!!!
Today I thought I would share a bookmark I made as part of a swap in a new group I joined that is all to do with stamping
As you will already know – I'm not overly confident with stamping and always doubt my work is good enough to look at never mind to swap
But I have to start somewhere
The group is a Yahoo group and anyone can apply to join in...just try this link...
Its a standard bookmark
It has to be stamped
Well it took me a week or more to make mine – I just loved the stamps I chose to use – but couldn't get the basic bookmark to look erm...”nice?”
I just cannot master the colouring in – I would be ok if I was joining in the nursery colouring comps lol
So I started at what I hoped was a good starting point..
I used Inkilicious stamps
Flight Of Dreams which has 16 stamps
And then a piece of Kraft Card
2 pieces of smooth white stamping card
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads – Old Paper & Frayed Burlap
Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad
Versamark ink pad and Stampin' Stuff Penny Copper Embossing powder
Heat Gun, Tidy Tray, Applicator tools with foam pads.
Red pro marker – single hole punch, fibres in brown shades
I trimmed the Kraft card to 6.5cm x 20.5cm then cut 2 pieces of the white card to each measure 5.5cm x 19.5cm
I used a leafy stamp from the Flight of Dreams and randomly stamped around the outer edges of the Kraft Card using the versamark ink pad, covered with the embossing powder, tapped off the excess and heated – once this cooled I repeated on the other side.
Taking the 1st piece of white card I started to add colour using an applicator tool and one of the distress pads – I added colour by using the edge of the pad and a circular movement all around the edges then used the other colour and worked in a similar way but more toward the centre of the card
I repeated on the other piece of white card
The Poppy panel stamp was then placed on the acrylic block and inked up with the rich cocoa pad then stamped along the bottom section of the card and just above I stamped a simple section of text taken from the Flight of Dreams set
Onto the other piece of coloured card I stamped the bullrushes again at the bottom part and a small flock of birds just above then a longer verse sentiment.
Using a heart corner punch I punched the corners of the white card only
Using the red pro marker I added a touch of colour to the 2 flowers
Double sided tape was used to stick the white card to the Kraft card – a sheet at either side – the embossed stamping showed perfectly around the edges.
Then using the single hole punch I punched a hole through the whole lot – at the top of the bookmark taking care not to touch the sentiments on either side
A few lengths of fibres in different browns was hooked through the hole and secured.
Once it was finished I thought it looked pretty neat and presentable
It was posted off to my swap partner who said she was very pleased with it which made my day!!!
See you next time