My 9 year old granddaughter Alyssa is an avid reader, like her mum and grandma. So it stands to reason that I send her bookmarks that I’ve made. Recently she very sadly admitted that one of them had been damaged and I promised to make a her a new one. I had the perfect image in mind, a child reading under a tree. It would be my first project using the new Summer Days (Host) Stamp Set.
Isn’t that a sweet image, and all using just one stamp.
I began by cutting a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I shaped the top using the new Fancy Tag Topper Punch.
Next I stamped the image from the Summer Days (Host) Stamp Set using Smoky Slate ink.
On a Full-Adhesive Post-It® Note I then stamped the image again using Tuxedo Black ink. The change of ink colour was simply so I could see the outline of the image clearly. Then using Paper Snips I cut out the child and the tree to create a mask.
I placed the mask over the image on the bookmark and then began to colour the background. For this I used Sponge Brayers with Seaside Spray ink for the sky and Pear Pizzazz for the ground. Once the background was complete I removed the mask.
Now I was ready to colour in the image, starting with the tree. For the leaves I used the dark and light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Then for the trunk I used the dark and light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.
Turning to the child’s hair and clothes I chose the five 2020-2022 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight. That just left the child’s skin which I coloured using the Ivory Stampin’ Blends.
To complete the bookmark I threaded some Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon through the slot and tied it in a simple knot.
This bookmark turned out exactly as I’d hoped. I can’t wait to hear what Alyssa thinks of it.
HOST STAMP SETS – The Summer Days Stamp Set can be found on page 187 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. To get this set you will need to use ‘Stampin’ Rewards’ dollars which are earned once you place an order for $200 (before shipping and taxes) or host a party reaching that amount. When completing the online checkout process the system will tell you if you have earned Stampin’ Rewards. Then it will prompt you to choose the products you want to get with your ‘dollars’. For this reason you’ll find the stamp set at the end of my product list.
If you don’t want to order $200 of products there’s another way to get this Stamp Set. I will be offering the Summer Days Stamp Set as a prize in my monthly Host Draw. To be entered into the draw simply place an order with me by June 26th and make sure you include my Host Code KCPW9YQB.