I noticed the fancy tag die would make a beautiful bookmark base, and a rose at the bottom would look like it was climbing a fancy trellis. After die cutting the tag from Pure Luxury White, I stamped the greeting from the set at the top in Memento Black and rubbed a little yellow ink in along the top edge while the die was still in place, gives it a glow like a sunrise or sunset. TIP: I placed my tag die onto Pure Luxury Lemon Drop CS and traced around the outer edge, which gives your tag a perfectly shaped mat once you cut it out! Next I inked up my rose in Vivid Lemon Ice, added just a bit of shading directly to the stamp with a Memento Cantaloupe marker, then stamped onto White Pure Luxury and trimmed it with Cutter Bee scissors. I stamped two of the leaves onto Creme de Menthe card stock and cut these out too, then adhered all the three pieces to the bottom of the die cut. Before gluing the mats together, I put a long strip of ribbon between the layers in the middle to look like a stem, which hangs out the end of the book. TIP #2: I refrained from using dimensionals or adding any thick bling like pearls, while that could take the project up a notch aesthetically, from a practical standpoint, I don't want any bumps on it: flat I think is better in this case for marking your place!
A bookmark like this would be perfect for Easter or a Mother's day gift, and was so easy and inexpensive to make. I really hope this Spring project inspires! :)
Tonight, we welcome you to join us by using one of the newest February release stamp sets from any of our fabulous illustrating team. Choose any two of our new spring colors to create your card. The colors can be in the card stock, buttons, ribbon or patterned paper. Then, add your project to the Mister Linky on Gina's blog here.
Gina will view every single project linked and she will choose one winner who will be invited to join the Design Team for the month of March. The winner will receive the entire March release including the brand new StampTV kit, stamp sets, card stock AND will participate in our Design Team preview party, release party and special Senior DT and Illustrator blog hops!
The Mister Linky contest will end at Wednesday night March 3rd at 8:00 PM CST. The winner will be announced on Thursday morning and his/her DT package will ship out on Thursday in plenty of time to get ready for their term on our Team! For complete details on this exciting blog hop event, please check out GinaK's blog! We'd love to have you join in the hop by adding your project's direct link to Gina's blog in the Mister Linky box.