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« on: July 26, 2012 12:02:26 PM »

Recently, I made a claim for bookmarks in the Ongoing Wish Swap. Of course, everyone knows me for my jewelry but I enjoy a variety of crafty projects so I thought it would be fun to do something different.

At first, I wasnt sure how to go about it. I tried a few different types and didnt like any of them. Then I wound up hitting on a great style; simple but with a wonderful result. I used my Cuttlebug, an assortment of embossing folders, a brayer (rolled brush for stamping), an assortment of rubber stamp inks and some assorted ribbon.



First, I ran the pre-cut bookmarks through various embossing folders to create a pattern and design. Next, I inked up my brayer with ink and rolled over the embossed image. Because its raised texture, you get interesting levels of color intensity. I repeated this process with different colors on the same bookmark until I liked the layered look of the colors. Finally, I punched a hole in the top and looped an coordinating ribbon to finish it off.

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I think they came out so fun. This is one of those easy, summer afternoon projects that you can really get creative with with very little in supplies. (Presuming of course, you have an embossing machine of some sort, but this IS the paper crafting forum after all! Wink ) I found it best to do them assembly-line style; emboss all bookmarks, then ink all bookmarks, etc.

Larger pics in my blog: http://www.phoenixfiredesigns.com/blog/2012/07/bookmarks/

As always, thoughts welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012 12:26:27 PM »

Beautiful - I want all those with trees.  And vines.  And cat tails - oh heck, just PM me for my address and send them all to me! 

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012 12:29:11 PM »

These are so great. I love the birds and vines, but then I love birds so of course those would be my favorites Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012 01:23:21 PM »

Beautiful - I want all those with trees.  And vines.  And cat tails - oh heck, just PM me for my address and send them all to me! 

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Wink Thanks! If you ever wanted to do a personal swap for some, I'm always game.

These are so great. I love the birds and vines, but then I love birds so of course those would be my favorites Smiley
Thanks! I love the bird/vine embossing folder. It was one of the first ones I HAD to get when I got my Cuttlebug. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012 06:36:31 AM »

Lovely! Especially the green leafy ones.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012 04:16:17 PM »

Beautiful work!  Love them all.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012 09:05:37 AM »

These are fabulous!! Pinned!
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012 03:38:19 PM »

Love your results! Did you treat the back as well or leave it uninked?
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012 05:06:08 PM »

Thanks guys! Cheesy

Love your results! Did you treat the back as well or leave it uninked?
I left them mostly blank. (With a little signature at the bottom.) Though some wound up getting a some color from the various passes with the brayer and residual ink picked up from the paper I put down to protect my countertop.
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