Watercolor Bookmarks with Josefine

Catherine CP Designs, Embossing, Gallery, Projects, Techniques

Hi everyone, It's Josefine.  I’m super excited to share a fun and quick project!

I love to send happy mail. And I have quite a few recipients outside the US and am always looking for a little extra that I can send with the card without paying a lot for the postage fee. I found that bookmarks are perfect for that.

So, I thought I share an idea with you which allows you to create a bunch at once. For this project, I’m using the Doodle Garden background stamp and the Thanks and Smile die. The background stamp is great for coloring, but I don’t have the patience for that 😛

The next best way to color this background are watercolor powders. I wanted to go for a grungy look, so I used the PaperArtsy Infusions. I cut 4 pieces of watercolor paper, each a little bigger than the background stamp.

I stamped onto two of them using Versamark and clear embossing powder. Then I sprinkled the water color powder on top, added water and let the magic happen.  Colorburst or Brusho powders will work great for this technique.

20180216-1-7For the other two pieces, I started with the water color powders and heat embossed them afterwards. One with a gold sparkle embossing powder and the other one with a black and white one.

20180216-1-6After everything was dry and embossed, I cut the pieces in half and removed some of the edges. Now I punched holes into the top and added twine to all the bookmarks. At the end, I added the Thanks and Smile words to the tags. I kept those simple as I wanted to draw the attention to the background.

20180216-1-5Do you create bookmarks every now and then? I would love to see them!

Thanks for stopping by!

STOCK UPDATE!  Doodle Garden Background Stamp is back in stock!  We got a shipment this afternoon and they went straight on the shelf!


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