Today’s project was one of those happy accidents that happen from time to time. I was sorting through through some of my older but still available stamp sets and came across Dressed To Impress. This is such a fun set including a shoe, perfume bottle and flower images. But my favourite image is the lipstick. This set hasn’t seen ink in a long time, so I decided to take a break from organising and make a quick project instead.
I began with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Basic White Card. Then across the centre I stamped “Kindness is always in style” using Tuxedo Black ink. With that done I could see where to stamp the lipstick images to fill in the rest of the bookmark.
Once the lipsticks were stamped in Tuxedo Black ink I settled down to colour them using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Each image would have a dark Basic Black barrel and a dark Daffodil Delight collar. Then each lipstick and base was coloured to match. For this I used the dark and light version of each colour (except the Ivory). In the end I used Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Real Red, Ivory, Cherry Cobbler and Pale Papaya. As the Ivory marker doesn’t come in light and dark shades I simply went over it a couple of times to add darker areas.
TIP – To create the impression of a rounded barrel I simply left a rough narrow white strip uncoloured.
Before putting away the Stampin’ Blends I decided to use them to create some custom-coloured twine. From the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack I cut three 6″ pieces of white twine. Then I coloured each one in a different colour. From the collection of pens on my desk I chose dark Cherry Cobbler, dark Polished Pink and dark Fresh Freesia.
While the twine was drying I shaped the top of the bookmark and added a hole using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.
Then to finish I folded the twine in half and poked the loops through the hole. Then I passed the ends of the twine through the loops and gently pulled to secure them in place.
And just like that my project was complete. Sadly that meant I had to get back to my sorting. On the plus side, there were more treasures to be rediscovered, and that’s never a bad thing!
For another project featuring that fun lipstick image, see my previous blog post Not sure I’ll ever be this bold.