Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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.