You Can Never Have Enough Handmade Bookmarks

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Hello there!

Today I’m showing you some more handmade goodness made with So Suzy Stamps πŸ™‚

Do you love reading as much as I do? My favorite genres are fantasy or medieval books. When I was living in Germany I had tons of them. Unfortunately I had to sell most of them before I moved to the US. Now I’m trying to build my stack up again. And what do all book lovers need? Exactly, bookmarks and the best ones are handmade bookmarks πŸ™‚

This post is a little longer, because I made a lot of pictures throughout the process. I hope you’ll forgive me and enjoy the result instead πŸ˜‰

I started by cutting three strips of white card stock and three pieces of black card stock.

Dimensions
2x white 8″ x 2 1/8″
1x white 8″ x 2″
2x black 8 1/8″ x 2 1/4″
1x black 8 1/8″ x 2 1/8″

Bookmark 1 – Moonlight Fairy

I used one of the wider white strips and blended Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Seedless Preserves with a regular blending tool. To cover my hands from getting all blue and purple, I pressed the paper down with a paper towel. Unfortunately I forgot to hold it down on both ends, so I now have some wrinkles in the paper.
Moonlight Fairy

Now I spritzed some water onto my fingers and flicked it onto the bookmark to create some water spots, thus giving it a little more interest. Then I grabbed an older star stencil and added white embossing paste onto the tag, but left the area where I wanted the fairy to be empty.
Moonlight Fairy 2

I stamped the Moonlight Fairy using Versafine ink as soon as the embossing paste was dry. I receive the best coverage with this ink and the black is really crisp, but it has to dry a little longer otherwise it smears. Finally, I adhered the panel to the 1/8″ wider black card stock.
Moonlight Fairy 3
Moonlight Fairy 4

Bookmark 2 – Never Grow Up

Before I blended Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Abandoned Coral, and Seedless Preserves onto the smaller strip of white paper, I stamped the Blowing Butterfly Tree with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The inks resisted the melted embossing powder and a crisp tree showed up. Because I was a little impatient during the blending, I accidentally added a few wrinkles again. At the end the ink is called “Distress Ink”, right? So let’s say, I just distressed the paper πŸ˜‰
Blowing Butterfly Tree 1

The top of the bookmark was a little too empty in my opinion, so I added some vellum with the sentiment “Never grow up” stamped with Staz-On ink. I bent the vellum around the white tag and adhered it with Mono Liquid glue to the back.
Blowing Butterfly Tree 2

I also flicked some water onto the background to create the same dropplets. At the end I adhered it to the smaller black strip of paper, punched a hole into the top and wrapped white silk ribbon through the hole.
Blowing Butterfly Tree 3
Blowing Butterfly Tree 4

Bookmark 3 – Garden Fairy

I kind of was in the zone, so I created one more handmade bookmark. This time I stamped the Wispy Chrysanthemum Outline a couple of times with Versmark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Garden Fairy 1

I used the same Distress Inks as I used for the Butterfly Tree bookmark and blended them the same way. Again, I added some water droplets and a strip of Vellum to the top. The sentiment used here says “Leave room in your garden for fairies to dance”. The Fairy with Flower perfectly fits to that sentiment, so I stamped her on a scrap piece of white card stock and fuzzy cut her out. After adhering her to the bookmark, I added a lot of sparkle.
Garden Fairy 2
Garden Fairy 3

Supplies Used

Don’t forget to use your coupon code JOSEFINE10 for 10% off on stamps and ink bites when shopping at So Suzy Stamps during the month of June!

I hope you enjoyed my handmade bookmarks “lunacy” and feel enabled to create your own for your favorite books!

Here all three together, leaning at my favorite German children books Pipi Langstrumpf/ Pipi Longstocking, Die kleine Hexe/ The Little Witch & Grimms Maerchen/ Grimm’s Fairy Tales:
All Handmade Bookmarks

And here with all the stamps I used:
All Handmade Bookmarks 2

6 Comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful bookmarks! Perfect gift idea for my author friends book release coming up πŸ˜€

  2. I like all of them… but the “Moonlight Fairy” bookmark is my favourite πŸ˜€

  3. How pretty! Awesome backgrounds!

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