It’s Friday, and here in Nova Scotia we’re in for a glorious stretch of weather. We had quite a rainy summer, and so some unseasonably warm and sunny days now are very welcome. One of my friends has a convertible VW beetle and whenever the weather is good I imagine her cruising around with the top down. Today is one of those occasions and I couldn’t resist creating this convertible car bookmark for her. It’s powder blue to match her car, but now I want to create a Barbie pink one!
I began with a 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Thick Basic White Card. Then I took the car image and “Make today yours” sentiment from the Curved Occasions Stamp Set. Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the car in the bottom left corner of the card strip. Then I stamped the sentiment in the top right.
To colour the car I chose a few sets of Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I started with the bodywork of the car in light Balmy Blue. Then I added a few shadows using dark Balmy Blue before blending them in with another layer of light Balmy Blue.
Next I used dark Smoky Slate on the tyres and over the lines drawn on the hub caps. After colouring the hub caps with light Smoky Slate I used the same marker on the very centre a second time to darken it just a little. Then I used the light Smoky Slate on the car seat and folded car roof. I also scribbled a few lines beneath the wheels so the car no longer appeared to be floating in midair.
Finally using light Lemon Lolly I coloured the headlight and windscreen, before finishing off the rear light with light Poppy Parade.
For the bookmark base I cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Balmy Blue Card. Using the slot option on the Very Best Trio Punch I added a hole at one end. Then I threaded 8″ of White Glittered Organdy Ribbon through the slot and tied it in a simple knot. With that in place I mounted the stamped layer on top with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
And just like that the bookmark was complete and ready to give to my friend later. Now as I look at the Curved Occasions Stamp Set I’m seeing other Barbie related images. Isn’t it funny what happens when a random idea pops into your head?
BUNDLE BONUS – The Curved Occasions Stamp Set and coordinating Curved Label Punch (not used today) are available separately. However if you want both make sure to order them using the single ‘bundle’ item number. That way you’ll save 10% off the cost of buying them separately.