Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Holiday Bookmark

Now I have to be honest here - I made this in response to this week's OLW challenge - make a tag.  I took it to the craft fair and everyone assumed it was a book mark (and therefore wanted to pay $1 instead of 25 cents!) who was I to argue?  I'm going to submit it to the challenge anyway.

Over a year ago I bought a packet of these tags from Joann's - they were on sale and I thought they would 'come in handy'.  It took Jennifer's challenge to make that happen!  They are a bit thin, so I stuck two together - still counts as one layer if you can't see the layer, right?  This had the added advantage that I could colour this beautiful poinsettia from Memory Box the luscious shade of velvety red that it deserves.  I didn't have a sentiment that was in the right style for the image AND fit in the space where I wanted to put it, so again I had to improvise - the Merry Christmas in the holy nights set was the right style but too long, a little bit of masking and I could stamp it in two lines in the space.  Some crystal glaze for the centre of the flower (which I sprinkled with a little glitter - it is Christmas after all) and a ribbon and the tag (bookmark) was complete.  I am giving several books this year - I think this will make the perfect tag for them.

A short post today - which makes up for all the long ones recently.  Do pop by again soon.

All the supplies are from Amuse Studio except where otherwise noted.

stamps: memory box, amuse studio
paper: tags (roughly 6" x 2 1/4") from Joanns
ink: memento black tuxedo
misc: crystal clear glaze, diamond glitter, cherry stitched grosgrain ribbon, Copics - R29, G28, Y15


KC said...

Very pretty! I like the way you made the sentiment fit. It's not easy getting them to line up straight when converting a one line stamp into two lines!

Mynnette said...

What a lovely poinsettia! This is wonderful--beautiful job! :)

Laura said...


Vicky Hayes said...

Tag? Bookmark? Whatever it is it's beautiful Karen!

Pam said...

Very elegant and rich looking bookmark. You can give me a book anytime! lol

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