Are you a reader? I definitely am, and I’m pleased to say my children and granddaughter inherited my love of books. What I find really nice is that we often recommend books to each other. It’s a great way to discover new authors or explore a different genre. So what better accompaniment to a book recommendation than a new bookmark? Today’s feminine design uses the Hey Girlfriend Stamp Set.
The new Hey Girlfriend Stamp Set really appealed to me with images of three ladies, a cat, dog and balloon, plus six sentiments. The ladies are perfect for colouring, or not, and the ideal size for a bookmark. For today’s project I chose the lady with glasses and “I ♥ my besties” sentiment.
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Whisper White Card. Then I shaped the top and added the ribbon slot at the same time using the Fancy Tag Topper Punch.
Next with Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the lady towards the bottom of the strip, then stamped the sentiment in the space above.
To colour in the image I decided to use Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. For her hair I chose Mango Melody, with Petal Pink for her skin. Her lips and the heart in the sentiment were coloured in Melon Mambo.
Next, for her skirt I decided on Purple Posy and Highland Heather, with Pool Party for her top. Then I finished off her outfit with coordinating shoes and bow in Highland Heather.
Finally I added some random horizontal lines using Crumb Cake to create some ground for her to stand on.
With the colouring complete all I had to do was choose some coordinating ribbon to thread through the slot. In the end I settled on Petal Pink 5/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon. Then to hold it in place I wrapped some Whisper White Baker’s Twine (from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack) around the ribbon before tying it in a simple bow.
In no time at all my bookmark was done. All I need now is to decide what book I’m going to read next. Do you have any favourite books or authors you would recommend?