Although I love the excitement of getting a new stamp set I still enjoy revisiting older ones. Today was one of those days as I was thinking about a new bookmark. With the nights already starting to draw in I’m going into hibernation mode, and reading forms a big part of that. So that’s what made me think of the In The Moment Stamp Set and one particular image. From there I began to look for a different sentiment and I decided that “Peace Joy Love” summed it up perfectly.
ALTERED DIE-CUT BASE
Although I could have used a simple strip of card for the bookmark I decided to die-cut one instead. Unfortunately I don’t have a die the shape and size I wanted so I improvised. This isn’t the first time I’ve done this, but in case you missed it here’s my short video illustrating the process.
Today I used this simple technique with the largest of the rounded-top dies from the Tailor Made Tags Set, cut from a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. While I was at my Mini Cut & Emboss Machine I also cut the round hole reinforcements from a scrap of Kraft Paper. Then I fixed the reinforcements to the back and front of the bookmark using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
A MOMENT OF PEACE
With that done I was ready to stamp my image from the In The Moment Stamp Set with Early Espresso ink. The image is actually slightly wider than the bookmark, so I just concentrated on the the centre portion.
I wanted this design to be quite peaceful so decided to keep the colouring simple and subtle. For this I chose three sets of Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers; Crumb Cake, Gray Granite and the Ivory / Bronze. Each of the pens was used in isolation with no actual blending required. This made it really straightforward to do.
Next, in the space above the image I used Early Espresso ink to stamp “peace joy love” from the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set.
Finally I cut two 6″ pieces of Crumb Cake twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. After folding them in half I poked the loops through the hole. Then I threaded the cut ends through the loops and pulled gently to secure them in place. And with that my peaceful reading moment bookmark was complete. Now to start building my reading list to see me through these darker evenings…
For some other projects using the In The Moment Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts: