From wildly colourful to something more subdued today. This sneak peek project was the first thing I wanted to make with the new He’s All That Stamp Set. I love this “every day with you is another adventure” sentiment, as I can see so many potential uses for it. The stamp set coordinates with the He’s the Man Designer Series Paper I showcased on Monday’s blog. There’s also coordinating All That Dies and new Rustic Metallic Self-Adhesive Dots that I’ll show you in a few days. But first the stamps.
When I get a new stamp set I try to create different projects and a bookmark immediately popped into my head. There I was with the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue in my hand, and this sentiment summed it all up.
I began by cutting a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla Card for the bookmark base. Then, as Stampin’ Up! have retired the Tag Topper and Detailed Trio Punches, I had to look for something else to make the hole at the top. I found exactly what I needed in the Seasonal Labels Dies, a little die specifically designed to cut ribbon slots.
So using my Mini Cut & Emboss Machine and this tiny die I cut a slot at the top of the Very Vanilla piece.
Now I was ready for the He’s All that Stamp Set and the adventure sentiment. Using Early Espresso ink I simply stamped it in the centre of the card.
It was only then that I noticed one of the smallest stamps in the He’s The Man set, a ‘photo-corner’. This gave me an idea for stepping up my project with a little heat embossing. So using VersaMark ink I stamped the image four times, once in each corner of the bookmark. I sprinkled the sticky ink with copper powder from the Metallics Stampin’ Emboss Powder pack, then tapped off the excess. After removing some stray specks, I melted the remaining powder using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Next I thought that to protect the embossing from damage during everyday use that I should mount the bookmark onto another layer. So I cut a 2-1/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of Early Espresso Card and die-cut a ribbon slot in the top of that too. Then, lining up the holes, I mounted the Very Vanilla layer on top using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Finally I cut three 6″ pieces of Very Vanilla twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials pack. After folding them in half, I passed the loops through the ribbon slot and threaded the cut ends through the loops. Once they were pulled tight my bookmark was complete.
I’m really pleased with how this project turned out and I have lots more ideas for this adventure sentiment as well as the other stamps in the set. Talking of which, here’s a look at the complete He’s All That Stamp Set available starting May 3rd.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the He’s All That Stamp Set in a bundle with the All That Dies (not used today). Buying the coordinating products using the single ‘bundle’ item number saved me 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link for the bundle in case you want to explore that option.