Sunday, November 7, 2010

God Bless You


 I've had this idea for a bookmark card ever since I saw last week's Mojo Monday sketch #163:




For that long rectangle panel, I created a pocket out of a striped dp, then tucked a very simple bookmark inside. The flower is stamped with Verve's Kind Words, and the Scripture sentiment is Verve's Isaiah 61:3 Plain Jane. Here's a look at the bookmark:


The outside of the pocket is decorated with another Kind Words flower and a sentiment from Joy for the Journey. The pretty patterns are from Lily Bee Designs' Catching Fall line. See that decorative notch cut out of the top of the bookmark pocket? That was done with one of Verve's new A Cut Above steel dies - the Vintage Oval.



I did my stamping onto Papertrey's Rustic White card stock, which I love because of the little flecks in the paper. However, the surface isn't nearly as smooth as other plain {fleck-less} card stocks, so sometimes the more solid images don't stamp quite as solid as I would like. To remedy that, I just scribbled a little of the corresponding marker (I used Stampin' Up classic inks and markers) onto an acrylic block, picked up some ink with a water brush and touched up the image. If you don't have a corresponding marker, you can also pick up ink directly from the ink pad (dye-based) with either a water brush or a blender pen. Another way to improve the results is to ink up your stamp in VersaMark ink first, then ink with your desired color. (Thanks, Julee, for that tip.)

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great week! Except for a tenacious cough, I'm feeling much better, thankfully. Stay healthy, friends!




StampsJoy for the JourneyKind WordsIsaiah 61:3 Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Stampin' Up Old Olive and Baja Breeze card stock, Papertrey Rustic White card stock, Lily Bee Designs Catching Fall dp (Flannel Sheets)
Ink: Stampin' Up More Mustard, Night of Navy, Old Olive classic inks and markers; Ranger Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks
Accessories: Verve Vintage Oval die; Spellbinders Scalloped Long Rectangle Nestabilities; Stampin' Up large oval punch, antique brass jumbo eyelets and Old Olive grosgrain ribbon; crochet trim; Cousin hemp twine; Making Memories button; needle and thread; foam adhesive

16 comments:

E.T said...

absolutely wonderful. very creative!

ANewYear said...

WOW! Your creations are so gorgeous. What a fabulous idea for a bookmark card. All of your embellishments are spot on and, as always, coordinate so beautifully with the other elements.

Christi Snow said...

oooh, Amy! this is an incredibly creative use of that sketch...I LOVE IT! smiles...

artfuldelight said...

Beautiful card!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous as always, Amy :) Love the pull out bookmark.

Michelle said...

What a great idea, love the bookmark & that paper is gorgeous!

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

I love your latest tag/cards!! What a great take on the sketch as well as a cute card. It's a 2fer :) Glad you're feeling better.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Now that is cool! I love how you incorporated the bookmark! Gorgeous!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous, Amy!!! Fabulous bookmark idea! Feel better soon :)

Stampvanwinkle said...

Wow, Amy this is just lovely. Wonderful designer paper, ribbon and lace.

Michele Boyer said...

This is beautiful, Amy! I love your pretty bow, and the idea of a pocket/bookmark is SO creative!

Vickie Z said...

You are always so Clever!! Love everything- pocket bookmark is a great use of the sketch!! Wonderful colors and embellies!!

Oliwiaen said...

A wonderful, wonderful card!!!

Leslie Miller said...

All these new dies -- I can't keep them straight! So many choices! I love your card and little gift all in one, Amy. It's the best design for a bookmark card I've seen!

MacKenzie said...

What a fantastic idea! Beautifully done.

Meahni said...

It's beaU-tiful Amy! Love your stuff, it's always so inspiring.

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