Bookmark & Coordinating Card

Papercrafting is definitely my #1 hobby! My very first love. But there are other things I enjoy as well. One of them is reading. I was recently looking at my bookmark, a beat up note my husband left for me when he went to a four day conference two years age. It has seen better days! I decided it was time for me to make myself a bookmark, of course I'll save my note from Doug, but it is definitely time for something new.
I thought the the Artistic Etchings stamp set was perfect for my project. For me, books are an escape from reality, they take you to places unknown...kind of like this stamp set.

I started with a 2 x 5 3/4 piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I placed a small strip of First Edition dsp on the bottom and then did some collage stamping using Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake ink. Next, I punched (2) 1 3/8 circles of First Edition dsp & (2) Cherry Cobbler Scallop Circles. Using Soft Suede ink, I sponged all edges of the bookmark and adhered the 2 scallops to the bookmark. I matted the bookmark on a piece of 2 1/4 x 6 inch piece of Basic Black card stock. I finished it off with some ribbon & pearls and attached a trimmed & distressed key.

Once I finished the bookmark I thought I'd make a card to go along with it! Although I actually made the bookmark for myself, I thought this would make a great set to give along with a book for a friend who is traveling, a student studying abroad or an avid reader!

I hope you liked this little set & feel inspired to go and create your own set!

All supplies SU!

Bookmark
Stamps: Artistic Etchings
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla & Basic Black, First Edition dsp
Accessories: Basic Pearls, 1 1/4 & scallop circle punches, Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Sponges

Amour Card
Stamps: Artistic Etchings
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler & First Edition dsp
Accessories: Basic Pearls, oval & oval scallop punches, Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Sponges

6 comments:

Brenda said...

Stunning creations Mo! I love this stamp set, just gorgeous work!!

Claudia said...

Awesome. Creative and one of a kind.
Just like you.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Mom

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Such elegance, Maureen! Beautiful design, colours & embellies!
I have a surprise for you ...
EnchantINK
Have a great day! Hugs xxaxx

Colleen Holmes said...

Mo, I love these! Love the colors, stamps and designing! Your bookmark and card are gorgeous!

Christine K said...

Just stunning!
All your work is so wonderful!
TFS!

Frannie said...

I LOVE this. Absolutely gorgeous!

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