Friday, August 15, 2008

Holiday Bookmark

If you're thinking of giving a book/cookbook for a holiday gift this year, why not give a handmade bookmark as a neat little addition. This was made using SU's Wishing You Cheers stamp set. The snowman and the tree in the top image are two separate stamps. I used the masking technique here to overlap them. Yes, those tiny little images are a bugger to cut out, but remember, if you stamp on the sticky part of a post-it note, you can easily position the mask and it can be used over and over again.

I added a little Dazzling Diamonds in the snow line to make it sparkle a little. The little snowflake on the sentiment panel at the bottom is from the Punch Pals Set. Just for a little interest, and to break up the length of the red panel, I used the matt pack and my needle tool to add the detail in the center.

Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock and Whisper White cardstock were used. I stamped the main image with Basic Gray before using my aquapainter to add the colored details.

This also makes a nice alternative to a Christmas card. You can add the date and sign the back and it will fit in a regular business size envelope.
If you click on the picture you can see more of the detail.

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