Yesterday my granddaughter Alyssa decided to spend some of her birthday money. So with Mummy’s help she ordered a whole set of books online. I wasn’t surprised as she’s a voracious reader and has quite the collection already. So as I sat down to make today’s project I couldn’t help but make her a bookmark. The new Treasures Of Life Stamp Set had the perfect image for this simple but special gift.
This was such a quick and easy gift to make and I began with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Whisper White Card.
Before doing anything else I shaped the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Then I chose the adult and child hands image from the Treasures Of Life Stamp Set. Using Basic Gray ink I stamped the image towards the bottom of the strip.
Next I wanted to add a subtle touch of colour to the background. This was a simple process using Seaside Spray ink and one of the new Blending Brushes.
Once the background was done I set to work colouring the image using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. First I coloured all three hands using the Ivory marker. Where there were creases on the hands I went over it a second time to make those areas slightly darker. Then I used the Rococo Rose makers to colour in the heart image.
To finish my gift I threaded some Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon through the slot at the top. Then I tied the ribbon in a simple knot and I was done. Quick and easy, but special all the same.
In case you missed it, there’s another project using the Treasures of Life Stamp Set in my blog post Newest treasures are now available.
ADVANCE REMINDER – Just a quick reminder that all 2019-2021 In Color products will be retiring on May 3rd, and could sell out before then. So if you want card, ink, markers, ribbon or embellishments in Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock or Purple Posy, now’s the time to think about placing your order.