Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Book Marked!

For a girl with her nose constantly in a book, the book mark challenge for April was well a challenge for me! I've been thinking about it for several days and finally decided to go a route I don't generally go.... antiqued/aged looking.

So here it is: what do you think?

Maybe not finest work but I'm pretty pleased with the results! The finished book mark is 2 1/2" x 6", and I laminated it so it would be sturdier!


~ Serendipity Stamp set: Ink Splash (320QCL)
~ Light brown card stock
~ Corner rounder
~ Various shades of brown ink
~ Sponges
~ Brown thread
~ Sewing machine
~ Hole punch
~ brown fibers
~ laminating supplies ( I used the Xyron laminating cartridge)

First I cut my card stock to size and rounded the corners. Then using my ink and sponges I aged the book mark. Then using the same shades of brown I added the ink splashes. I stamped two of the brushes from the set with dark brown and cut them out. I zig zag sewed around the edges. I then adhered the brushes to the center punched a hole and laminated it. After that I punched the hole again and added my brown fibers.

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Jennifer said...

Wonderful! I love the stamps you've chosen for your bookmark and it is an absolutely super bookmark!

anya said...

I really love this Amy! I think you did a great job with the vintage look - it is fantastic!

Lynda Benden said...

This is AWESOME Amy! What a great image and your stitching ROCKS!

Tami B. said...

This is lovely and the stamps you used are perfect for a bookmark.