2/06/2008

bookmarks - simple to exotic

Bookmarks make great gifts - and if you have soldering materials, great! If not - that's great too! Check this out: use those metal rimmed tags to create unique embellishments and simply wire them onto a shepherd's hook bookmark. Add some beads if you like! The butterfly image (Hero Arts) was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock scrap in black waterproof ink. I smeared a layer of Glossy Accents onto a small, clear, flat-backed marble and mashed it down onto the stamped butterfly. Allow to dry (Glossy Accents dries FAST - like seconds) then cut around the glass marble. Next I used copper tape and taped around the marble, sealing the cardstock backing. I added more tape on the back of the marble, so when I added solder the whole back looks nice and shiny! I added a jumpring when I added the solder. For the monogram L: This piece is what started all of this bookmark business. My husband's co-worker fell and broke her leg, and he asked if I would make her something and send it to her. So I figured a box of thank you notes and a bookmark - her name begins with L, so I stamped an uppercase L (Papertrey Ink - Trajan Alphabet) on a piece of 1" square white cardstock scrap in black waterproof ink, and sandwiched it between two 1" square pieces of glass. Taped edges and soldered, adding a jumpring. Now, if you are asking, "Hey Cindy! I don't solder but like the general idea!" Well, I came up with an idea for using one of the million metal rimmed tags I have (OK it is really not a million, it just looks like a million tags to anyone of the male species that sees them and does not stamp - lol). I love this tiny cupcake image (Lockhart Stamp Company) but wanted it to have a three-dimensional cherry - so sandwiching it between glass was not an option. Stamped cupcake image onto white cardstock scrap, and punched out using a circle punch so it would fit neatly inside the metal rimmed tag. Adhere inside metal rimmed tag and punch attachment hole. Colored in using Copic markers, then used the Copic markers to color a pearl embellishment. Note how I used my fave B31 pale lavender to make the whole stamped image pop. I glued the tiny colored pearl over the stamped cherry using Glossy Accents. I didn't want to rely on the adhesive backing of the pearl knowing this bookmark was going to get knocked around and probably knocked off. So, by using Glossy Accents, it would take a 5yr old a few seconds to peel it off. lol... Thank you for stopping by!

5 comments:

Belas Creating Place said...

wow these are so cute....makes me want to read again but stamping has taken up what little time I have LOL>
Bela

Sharon in NE said...

You are so creative and clever.

Savor the Journey said...

***see Tex shaking her head yet again ... with a great big smile on her face at your unceasing 'kewlness'!

Beth said...

gasp! GASP!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty bookmarks, thanks for giving us the idea using the rim tags!