Well the project I’d planned to bring you this morning has had to be postponed due to my slow internet connection. The video is taking way longer than usual to upload so I’m going to plan B. But don’t worry I still have a sneak peek for you. Today’s project uses a stamp set that you’ll be able to get for free during Sale-A-Bration. It’s called Power of Hope and will come in a bundle with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder. All you need to do to get the free bundle is place an order for $120 (before shipping and taxes) between January 3rd and March 31st.
STAMP AND COLOUR
I began with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of paper from the new Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series (DSP) Paper. This particular design has a subtle cherry blossom image which seemed perfect for my bookmark. More about this new pack of DSP in a future blog post.
With the DSP cut I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the lady and “Hope is the power that makes all things possible” sentiment. Then I coloured in the image using Stampin’ Blends in light and dark Petal Pink, Rococo Rose and Basic Black.
Although I now had the design I wanted, the DSP is a little flimsy for a bookmark. So I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the DSP to a strip of Thick Whisper White Card. Then I punched the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and shaped the bottom with the corner rounder option on the Detailed Trio Punch.
All I had left to do was make the tassel using Whisper White Baker’s Twine and Silver Metallic Thread. Once I had added the completed tassel to the slot at the top of the bookmark, my first sneak peek project was complete.
If you’ve never made your own tassels before I’ve created this video showing you just how easy it is.
POWER OF HOPE
As I mentioned at the beginning, the Power of Hope Stamp Set will be available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. It’s a pretty set that I immediately wanted for my collection. Whether you like to colour or prefer to keep the images as they are, I can see a lot of great projects being made with this set.
As for the Stone 3D Embossing Folder… I haven’t yet had a chance to play with that. However I’ll be sure to show you a project using this part of the FREE Power of Hope Bundle in a future sneak peek.