Bookmarks that sooth the soul

Over the past few weeks I've been really enjoying my holiday; spending time with my family, travelling, relaxing, and reading. A good book needs a beautiful bookmark, and I'm sharing with you two new bookmarks that both have the same simple but colourful design:


I started with cutting two panels from white cardstock, and inked them with bright Distress ink colours. Before stamping the player images on the panels I sprinkled plain water on the inked surface to create fun splash textures.

It's always fun to see how an identical design looks very different when the colours are changed. The bookmarks are identical, as I used a stamping platform tool to stamp the main images.With such a tool you can create several stamped projects on one go, but also stamp the image several times on the same spot and easily get a true dark black image. A crispy black finish looks especially good when using silhouette images like these player men.

I taped the stamped panels on black cardstock, leaving a thin border around the eges. On the bottom of the bookmark I left a bit wider border, as I wanted to decorate the edge. Little details can make a big difference!
I punched a row of holes, and stiched with matching embroidery yarn simple blanket stitches on the edge. I think it gave a nice finishing touch to the project!

The lovely stamps are all from Visible Image collection; for more details on the products please click on the images on the bottom of this post. The quote text stamp I used is from an older version of the 'Music Speaks' set, however, the same text can be found in the new set, too. See the picture below.

Wishing you a lovely week. Maybe you're also enjoying your vacation and have some time for creative fun, too! 
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