Tuesday, May 1, 2012

CFC50 - Bookmark

One of my recent purchases from Papertrey Ink included the All Booked Up set and bookmark die.  So, when the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge # 50 was to create a project with trees or flowers, I decided to make a bookmark using one of the stamps in the set.

See that sewing! Holy cow!!  When I die cut the bookmark, it still felt flimsy to me, so I cut a second one and didn't just want to glue the pieces together, so I went to the sewing machine.  It's sort of even on both sides!!  

I used PTI polkadots stamped with Versamark for the background and masked off the sentiment that I heat embossed in white.   I heat embossed the focal image in green ink with clear powder, then used some Distress Inks for shading.  Here's a close up:

I'm happy with the result, but in all honestly, I really thought the bookmark die was going to be bigger - both in length and width.  It's good for a paperback book, but would of liked it a little bigger for hardcover books. Oh well!  I could still make my own bookmark and use the stamps for the accents.

You have until Wednesday night to play along with the tree/flower challenge!

Thanks for your visit!


Kathy and Lucky said...

I love it and your sewing looks fine to me, but I won't even try because I know what my sewing would look like :) Love how you did the brown paper with the polka dots and then the image, is juse perfect for a bookmark. Love it! What a great gift idea to give with an Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card.

Olga said...

absolutley fantastic!!!

Michelle said...

perfect sentiment for a bookmark! beautiful, too!!!

jimlynn said...

Whoa....that stitching is over the top! Straight and just great on here! Very pretty.

Audrey Pettit said...

Love, love PTI, and your bookmark is adorable, Maria! Look at you and the stitching! What a great idea to sew two die cuts together to make a more sturdy project. Love the green embossing and the blue sky background.

Monica said...

Great stitching and what an awesome stamp... embossing looks so nice.

Monica xxx

Cheryl said...

Check out that sewing! It looks fabulous. I love this PTI set. Your book mark design is wonderful. I really love the color combo you used.

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