I’ve just returned from spending time with my daughter and her family in the UK. The twins are now almost 2-1/2 years old and so different from when they visited us in Canada last October. Lots of new memories were made and I’m excited that my eldest granddaughter flew back with me. She’ll be here for 3 weeks and we have lots planned. Like me she loves to read so I made this Harry Potter themed bookmark for her using the Bird’s Eye View Stamp Set and Very Best Trio Punch.
As soon as I saw the Bird’s Eye View Stamp Set I immediately thought of the owls in the Harry Potter books. One in particular reminded me of Hedwig, Harry’s Snowy Owl and that was the inspiration for this project. I started by inking up the stamp with Tuxedo Black ink and stamping off twice onto some scrap paper. Then I stamped the remaining ink onto some Basic White Card and cut around the owl’s body using my Paper Snips.
Also in the Bird’s Eye View Stamp Set is a pile of books so that was where I next turned my attention. Instead of colouring the books I found a scrap of the ‘denim’ pattern in the Let’s Go Fishing 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the books onto the paper then cut around just the book covers part of the image. Next I stamped the books onto some Very Vanilla Card but this time I cut out the entire stack including the pages.
With that done I glued the ‘covers’ onto the books with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I added the words ‘spells’, ‘charms’ and ‘potions’ to the spines of the books using the bullet tip of a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. I also coloured in the owls eyes and beak too.
For the ‘table’ I cut a 1″ x 2″ piece from the edge of a sheet in the Earthen Elegance DSP pack. Finally, from the same pack I cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of a speckled pattern on a light background. Now I was ready to start putting everything together.
For the base of the bookmark I cut a 2-1/2″ x 6″ piece of Cherry Cobbler Card. Then I added a hole at one end using the slot option on the Very Best Trio Punch. Next I cut 6″ of Wild Wheat 2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim. The best part of this trim is being able to separate the strands to create different looks. So today I separated the three strands of the trim before threading them all through the slot. Then I simply tied them together using a simple knot close to the card.
Turning to the DSP pieces I glued the ‘table’ along the bottom edge of the speckled layer. My plan was to add the owl so he appeared to be standing on the books. For this I needed the owl stamp and the Tuxedo Black ink pad again. First I stamped the owl onto the speckled layer about 1/8″ above the top of the ‘table’. Then I placed some scrap paper over the stamped owl so only his legs and feet were showing. Next I glued the books on the ‘table’ over the feet of my owl and looking through the photopolymer stamp I lined up the legs. Finally I stamped just the feet onto the books and removed the scrap paper.
For the mat layer I cut a 2-1/8″ x 5-5/8″ strip of Wild Wheat Card. Then I glued the speckled piece on top. I continued by gluing the white owl over the image stamped on the speckled layer, and just like magic he had legs again.
With that done I glued the assembled layers onto the prepared Cherry Cobbler base and my bookmark was finally complete.
For some cards using the Bird’s Eye View Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts: