from the time i got my box filled with penny black stamps and “eye-popping” cardstock i knew what i wanted to do….
so i grabbed my Tombow Dual Brush Pens and set out to see if i could get the image from my mind onto paper.
i am not a big stamper and the only stamp pads i own are black, or brown to use for inking paper edges. what i wanted was a tone-on-tone monochromatic look with the vintage looking stamps i had just be privileged to work with. using my DBP i inked up a stamp, and using a scrap corner of the paper, stamped a little of the image to see if the colors would come out the way i envisioned. it didn’t take long… it seems that Tombow has a marker that coordinates with each of the beautiful shades i received. what i got was a wonderful monochromatic, barely there, image.
i made a set of 3 bookmarks….
the first one used #837 on the red cardstock with the butterfly suite stamp. i used Tombow Powerbond, Tombow Glue Pen, and fine dust glitter, along with the cardstock and the ribbon.
the second one i used #703 on the pink cardstock and #837 on the red cardstock and the sparkle and letter background stamps. i used Tombow Foam Tabs and Powerbond with the addition of some ribbon. also, using #879 I went back over the details of the stamped flower and gave it some definition. using a blender pen i ever so slightly blended the lines to make them a tad softer.
the third bookmark i used #879 layered over the pink and red cardstock strips with the reverie stamp, along with Tombow Powerbond and Glue Pen, cardstock, circle punch and a button.
These are gorgeous!!! I especially love the glittery one!!
So pretty !!
A terrific trio Sarah!
What a lovely idea
Wow, Sarah, these bookmarks are so beautiful. The colors are magnificent and so are your designs!!
Really neat project! I love the sparkle on the butterfly suite bookmark. And I love the idea you had to use strips of paper to create the third bookmark! Thank you for sharing!
I’m always needing another bookmark. Great use of scraps to create these.
love pretty bookmarks–I usually end up just using a scrap piece of paper—really need to make some pretty ones