Whenever I get a new stamp set I love to create a whole bunch of projects. Some are simpler than others, and some combine the new stamps with other older (but still available) products in my craft studio. So this is how I ended up with this sweet and simple bookmark, using a favourite embossing folder for extra interest.
FIRST CULTIVATE YOUR POPPIES
I began my bookmark with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Thick Whisper White Card. First I shaped the top of the strip and added the ribbon slot at the same time using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Then I shaped the bottom using the corner rounder option on the Detailed Trio Punch.
Using a piece of Stampin’ Sponge I added a light layer of Seaside Spray ink over the whole piece to create the ‘sky’. Followed by a quick scribble across the bottom with the light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends marker for the grass.
Next I stamped the delicate poppy image from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set in Smoky Slate ink. That just left the poppy heads to colour using the light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends marker.
SUBTLE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER
With the stamping and colouring complete it was time to add some texture. For that I turned to my all-time favourite, the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Like the name suggests the embossing is subtle, but don’t be fooled, it’s amazing at the same time.
Once I’d embossed the bookmark all that was left to do was thread a piece of Poppy Parade 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon through the slot at the top. Then I tied some Whisper White Baker’s Twine in a bow around the ribbon to keep it in place.
In no time at all my bookmark was done and the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder has given it a painted canvas look. What do you think?
I’ve lots more projects using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. You can find them easily by using the search function on my web site (click on the little magnifying glass symbol in the top right corner of the page). Or alternatively click on the ‘Subtle 3D Embossing Folder’ link in the “Tagged with” list (after the product list, and just before the comments section).
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Painted Poppies Stamp Set in a bundle with the Painted Labels Dies (not used today). I’ve included a link to the bundle below in case you want to explore that option.