Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bookmarks


These are really super easy and fast to make.  I found the tutorial on how to make these at DRS Designs in their online demo section.  The changes I made to the tutorial was that I used scraps of patterned paper and/or I made my own backgrounds instead of stamping an image and, since I don't own a large scalloped punch, I used one of dies from the Spellbinders large scalloped squares set.  The other thing I did was to use my Scor-Pal and  I lightly scored down the center for a visual reference.

I created the bookmark shown above by using a piece of glossy cardstock and alcohol inks, including the copper metalic alcohol ink.  I dropped spots of alcohol ink onto the paper and using a felt square on the Ranger's applicator tool, just pounced the ink around until I was happy with it.  I also used a little blending solution to lighten it up a little.

These would make a great gift for any reader on your list; they are easy to replace when the time comes; and, it's a fun way to use up your scraps.  This would be an easy craft for kids to do too. 


Here are a few more I made in a matter of minutes.  What took longer than anything was deciding on which papers/cardstock to use.  So, go check out DRS Designs and wade through your scrap box to find just the right combination.  Have fun.

3 comments:

madebymegs said...

What a awesome book mark. I will have to make some of these for my mother who is an avid reader.

Becky said...

For anyone who has cats that love to pull out the bookmarks....these are perfect!!!

Deb said...

I love these! You've done a great job. I'm thinking they would also make really cool corners on a card or scrapbook page, too... Hmmm...