I have a special project to share today for all my book loving friends. Bookmarks with Stampin’ Blends …
Bookmarks with Stampin’ Blends®
These bookmarks so were much fun to create and a little therapeutic with colouring with our Stampin’ Blends. They were made as swaps for the Stampin’ Up! event in Ballarat in July.
I find with swaps if you do too many of the one design you get bored and start to not like a particular stamp set or design. So I opted to make 3 different designs and just made 6 of each design. Using a full sheet of A4 Basic White I cut 6 from one sheet. One has to be frugal eh?
I love the Bird’s Eye View stamp set and it was a perfect choice for a bookmark dont you think?
This guy was so fun to colour. I stamped the book stack first then stamped the bird on top. The ‘Books’ stamp from Let’s Go Shopping Stamp Set was the perfect sentiment. I loved colouring this bookmark. I wanted the books to look a little antique so hope I’ve achieved that.
Gentle Tree Bookmark
I’ve wanted to use the Online Exclusive Growth Takes Time stamp set for a while and seemed this was the perfect opportunity.
I love that tree and the sentiment was perfect for what I wanted people to think about – be gentle with yourself. After colouring with the blends I used a blending brush and pool party ink for a shaded background.
I couldn’t go past using the Coffee with Friends stamp set.
I loved colouring this lady! I really need to stamp more with this Stamp Set. I love that sentiment from In the Moment Stamp Set – Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is to Relax. Keeps on with our ‘be gentle to yourself’ theme.
Be Gentle to Yourself …
Being king or gentle to yourself is a lesson I think we could all benefit from, whether you are going through something or not.
This is a lesson I’ve had to learn over the past 12 months. Even though the cancer is gone and the treatment is finished the body still needs time to heal and recover. It’s not like the treatment is finished so yeah you’re better and back to your normal self – I truly believe after cancer and treatment you’re never really the person you were again. That takes learning, acceptance and understanding.
I love the different colours and tones you can get using the Stampin’ Blends. I love that not only can you blend with the light and dark tones of one colour but you can use several different colours to get your desired effect. Like the hair on the lady I used a mix of yellows and browns to give the depth and highlights of her hair. The colour lifter is also great for taking out some of the colour like on her jeans for the faded denim look.
One of the things with the blends is, due to their alcohol content, they can bleed through to the back. To remedy this I just popped my swap details sticker on the back or you could cut another piece of Basic White and adhere that to the back so you didnt see the colour at the back.
Tool Tip …
Here’s a neat tip for you when tying ribbons like I’ve done on the tops of my bookmarks…
I grabbed my tweezers from the Embossing Additions Tool Kit – those tweezers are so strong and will hold anything!
So I used them to hold the first ribbons together – this made tying the bakers twine easier as I didn’t need 6 hands.
Then I could move them to hold the knot taut to enable me to tie the bow! Easy as! That tool kit is worth the purchase just for those tweezers!
I do hope you like my bookmarks wth Stampin’ Blends as much as the girls did when swapping. I was out of the bookmarks before the cards I made to swap. I’m pretty sure if you’re giving books this Christmas a stamped and coloured bookmark would be the perfect companion!
Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte ….