Thursday, April 24, 2014

Quick Little Bookmark

Hello my crafty friends. As some of you know I am soon to become a first time Auntie! I cannot tell you all how excited I am that my little sister (and only sibling) is about to be a first time mommy! Well with this being the case, I am spending a crazy amount of time crafting everything I can think of for my new niece...and my sister. I have been knitting and making memory boxes and journals and blocks and oh my! I have already done that more crafts for this soon to be new arrival than I did for all three of my little monsters, combined (and that is saying something). Needless to say I sometimes need a break from some of these bigger projects, so I'll craft up a card, or tag, or ATC or....bookmark! So here is a little rainbow bookmark that I put together while taking a much needed break from working on a pretty intense Memory Treasure Trunk project (more on that in a couple of weeks when it is finished). The bookmark is made of a size 8 tag using distress inks for the background. I then stamped over the whole thing with a big old script stamp in jet black Archival Ink, dusted that up with some antique gold Perfect Pearls and the background was finished. For interest I cut a little strip of dry wall tape to add behind then sentiment. (BTW, this is one of the greatest buys of my life; I found a roll of this stuff at a garage sale for $0.50. I had no idea what it was, but I instantly thought of an assemblage piece I was working on so I picked it up. It has proven to be a serious go-to element for many of my projects. It is so versatile and a little bit goes a long way. I'm going on 6 years with that same garage sale roll). I stamped READ on a piece of plain black card stock and embossed it in gold. Added a fat piece of ribbon to the top and TA-DA a perfect little bookmark.
I am going to enter this project in the

Paper Wings April Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  
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