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Friday, 17 January 2014

Bookmark for Mum

Hello!    ooops!!!  Sorry my last post was so short & sweet!  I meant to go back after I had scheduled it and promptly forgot...doh!!!

There are so many different way to add interest to a background if you are a stamper.  For this bookmark I have used a Lattice stamp added onto iridescent paint...yes, its glowing to nuclear proportions hahaha!!!  To the point where it was very hard to photograph!!!  Of course it looks just like a tag doesn't it?  But its purpose is as a bookmark for my Mum who may be a little fragile these days but she still loves a good old mystery romance to read :-D




- On some thin white card dab and mix the Studio Acrylic paints in Iridescent Violet Blue and Iridescent Blue Green. Also spread each colour separately to be stamped on.

- Cut out the two-coloured section to 7x15cm and round the corners using the punch. Stamp the Lattice stamp down one side using Archival Ink in Cobalt.

- Stamp the butterflies from the Crafty Individual Stamp (CI357) using the same ink and cut out.

- Glue the butterflies down one side and add a computer generated quote. Mount the piece onto some matching cardstock and round the corners.

- Punch a hole at the top and add some ribbons.

Thank you so much for coming by, take care out there! xxx

Studio Acrylics - Iridescent Blue Green and Iridescent Violet Blue
Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Lattice
Archival Ink - Cobalt
Crafty Individuals Stamps - Springtime Robin
Woodware Corner Punch - Regular

9 comments:

chrissies said...

I am sure your mum will just love this beautiful bookmark, Love the idea of stamping down one side as it does add so much interest to the background

Love Chrissie x

Sue said...

I just love your bookmark Karen.The colours and design are fabulous.
Sue x

DIane Warburton said...

I'll be kind and forgive you about the last post! Aren't I generous? lol

This is beautiful Karen and I agree totally with what it says, although I'm not in a reading phase right now, I have enjoyed reading lots and lots of books and understand that sentiment. xx

Dawn said...

This is beautiful sweetie, lol you know I am a huge fan of those paints too. Ha ha ha I never had the chance to have a good look at it as Mum spirited it away!!!!!!
Huge huggles x x x x

Kaz said...

It's gorgeous Karen and I bet she loves it too xxx

Coco said...

I love your bookmark, full of poetry and using beautiful stamps!! and thank you very much for the inspirational quote, that's a great one and I actually have a bookmark to do for a swap!!! ;) Have a lovely we Karen, bisous Coco xx

Frea Konings said...

Hi Karen, love your gorgeous tag hun! I have the same Kaiserkraft lattice stamp, don't you love those stamps?! And the're so affordable. Boy, typing with one hand sure takes a lot of time; I had a little accident at school this week, grabbed into a halfopened paperclip and it went straight under my nail,about halfway, so now I'm soaking that finger in a desinfecting fluid a couple of times a day. It feels really sore and is swollen up pretty bad. Oh well, I'll live LOL! Enough with the whining! Have a great Sunday, hugs Frea

Gio said...

I'm pretty sure your mum has loved your sweet and beatiful bookmark, Karen!

Hazel said...

Beautiful - love the quote x