Often when I get a new stamp set I like to try out the images by making small projects. It might be a #simplestamping card, or a gift tag. Today however my ‘test’ project is a quick bookmark using the Clubhouse Stamp Set.
I’m not a golfer but I do like to watch some of the championships on TV and can even name a few golfers. I’m often struck by the bright colours worn by the players and for some reason pink shirts come to mind. So with that in my head, I set to work.
First I cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card for my bookmark base. Then I used some Stampin’ Sponge to add some Old Olive ink at the bottom, followed by Balmy Blue ink over the rest.
With the inking done I punched a hole at the top using the oval hole option on the Detailed Trio Punch. Then to change things up a bit I shaped just the top left and bottom right corners using the corner rounder option.
My next task was to stamp the golfer image from the Clubhouse Stamp Set towards the bottom using Basic Gray ink. Then I finished off my stamping with the “You’re the greatest guy by par” sentiment in the space at the top.
Now it was time to pull out some Stampin’ Blends and I chose Ivory, plus dark Balmy Blue and Flirty Flamingo. The images in the Clubhouse Stamp Set already have shading so I didn’t bother with any ‘blending’. Instead I coloured each area, then a minute later went back and coloured over the shaded areas with the same colour. This was enough to add some depth and dimension to the image.
Now the bookmark was complete I just had the twine to add. For this I chose Night of Navy from the Country Club Twine Combo Pack. I decided to make a bit of a feature of the twine so first cut two 8″ pieces. Then I folded them in half and threaded the centre through the hole in my bookmark. I passed the ends of the twine through the loops and pulled to secure the twine in place.
Usually that’s where I stop but today I separated the twine into two pairs and tied each pair together with a simple knot. Then I took one piece of twine from each pair and tied them together with a knot too. The finished result was a little like macrame but I think made a nice change.
Now I’m off to play with the rest of the Country Club suite.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Clubhouse Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Golf Club Dies (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle below in case you want to look at this option.