For this week’s Start to Finish, I am going to show you the process I went through to create a bookmark tag. Stay tuned to the end for something fun as well.
I grabbed the Greeting Farm Oliver and Amelia- Happy Day stamp and since inked it up in Memento Rich Cocoa. I went through with various Copic Markers and colored through the image. Each step is photographed with their colors so that you can see what I used.
Once I finished up with the coloring in of the image, I grabbed my BG10 and used it to create a shadow around Amelia before I cut her out.
Now Amelia is ready to go and I grabbed a #8 Shipping Tag that I had used to cover up over spray on a previous layout. It has a bit of Studio Calico Mr. Huey on it as well as some Shabby Shutters Distress Ink already worked in on the edge.
Grabbed my Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot Distress Inks and went to town covering up the base of the shipping tag.
Now it was time to make it shine with some Pearl Glimmer Mist.
Quick pat of the paper towel to dry up the excess Glimmer Mist because I am too impatient to let it dry on it’s own. Also, I was too lazy to get up and dig through the back room to find my heat gun and it was 90* in North Texas.
Ready to give the tag some more layers and grabbed my Stampers Anonymous Spills and Splatters stamp set by Tim Holtz. Grabbed the splatter and inked it up with Broken China Distress Ink. So cool to see a different color spill.
Went around the tag a few different times to cover and give it a random look.
Now time to start decorating. I grabbed a label from my Paper Dozen label stash and inked up the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I also wrapped layers of Caribbean Twine from The Twinery around the tag and taped it to the back with a piece of Tissue Tape. I used two layers of Tissue Tape near the top of the tag to give more depth. The bow was attached separately to the tag after all other layers were sealed down.
Now it’s time for Amelia to make her entrance. I used some very thin foam dots that are only 1/16″ high because I wanted this to be able to be used as a bookmark and not damage a book if used in that way.
And here she is in all of her glory! I love how she turned out with the added touch of Prima flowers and the little Hello! saying.
And now, because Amelia is looking forward to having a new home, I am going to do a little giveaway! This Amelia bookmark and some May Arts ribbons will be coming to one LUCKY winner who leaves a comment on this post. I will leave the contest open until Saturday, April 14th at 12:00 PM CST. Leave a comment and you are entered to win, simple as that!
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