Sunday, November 4, 2012

Snowflake Bookmarks

Here are three bookmarks that I made with Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic Ornate Snowflakes set.  Sometimes I like to give people tags or bookmarks instead of a traditional Christmas card - and these are sized to slip in to a legal sized envelope along with my annual Christmas letter.


These were quick and easy, and done with emboss resist.  I started with white coated card stock (use glossy or semi-gloss to help the ink blend when stippling).  Then, using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder, stamp your snowflakes and the swirl design up and down the bookmark.  Avoid going in a straight line, and try to have some go off the edges.  Use your heat tool to melt the embossing powder.

Your next step is to use any water-based dye ink and a stipple brush and stipple color around the snowflakes, going from dark to light as you work outwards.  I used two coordinating colors on each, for example, pink and lavender  red and rose; light blue and darker blue.  Be sure and leave some white space as contrast. Then take a tissue and wipe excess ink off of the embossed snowflakes, revealing the white underneath.  That's the resist part.

Finishing touches were to round the corners and thread ribbon and fibers of your choice.

Try it -- these are surprisingly quick and easy!  These would be equally as pretty done for Spring with Sheena's Silhouette Grasses set that has those gorgeous wildflowers.

Marge Dady

10 comments:

tndj said...

great idea. What is stippling? I love the bookmarkers. They are beautiful!

Trena in Naperville said...

Beautiful Marge!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Stacy H-W said...

Lovely Marge!! Great gift ideas for kids!

Stacy H-W said...

Or to add in your Christmas letter!! lol :-O

Joan V said...

Ah, these are pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

I love these bookmarks, Marge!!

Kathy said...

Great bookmarks,love the shading...

KYCrafter said...

Marge - these are adorable!!! As usual - a great job!

Marge said...

Hi tndj -- you asked what stippling was. It is the use of large brushes used to apply ink to paper (very similar to how you apply ink or paint when stenciling. Here is a tutorial: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/stipplebasics/

{Chrissie} said...

This is so creative. What a great stocking stuffer idea!