10 May 2018

Bookmark Card - Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper

A little kitty to welcome you to read is on a lovely bookmark made with a Newton's Nook stamp set and Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper. But wait, there's more!

The bookmark is a card! Slip the ribbon and open it up to reveal another kitty and sentiment with lots of space for a personal message.

Putting It Together

Over the weekend I showed my friend Betty a really fun technique using Distress Oxides, glossy photo paper, and wet wipes. The technique is fantastically simple. In a nutshell, you smush very wet Distress Oxides ink on to the glossy photo paper, dry it with a heat tool, and then wipe the photo paper with a wet wipe. It's a messy technique with amazing results. If you want to see the process, check out my recent post for the Book Fairy wall hanging I recently made.

I got the idea for this card while I was at my day job pondering how I could use this adorable stamp set with one of the glossy paper panels I made over the weekend. This idea struck like a bolt using the angled edge die set and making a bookmark that's also a card.

I trimmed and die cut the glossy paper and a lightweight cardstock for the base and trim. Bookmarks should be lightweight and thin so they don't cause bulges that can ruin the book.

I stamped the image and a sentiment in black and adhered glossy paper to the base and added the top piece. I trimmed the sides of the top and used a corner rounder for a more finished look. A hole punched and a ribbon added (so the bookmark doesn't slide all the way down into the book and hide away) completes the look.

To open the card, you do need to loosen the ribbon, but it's simply looped so that's easy. Inside, I stamped a sentiment and another image from the adorable stamp set.



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  1. Fabulous fun and colourful. Funny how we get a bolt from nowhere and something creative is the result. Thanks for sharing at HLS Die Challenge.

  2. Fabulous project, what a lovely idea! Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT, hugs, Valerie

  3. So beautiful ! Thank you for joining us at TioT!
    Happy weekend!

  4. Cute and creative bookmark!!! I love the Oxides on the glossy cardstock....great technique and background! I would for you to enter that (and other creations) in Crafter's Castle monthly challenge :) Hugs...Janie crafterscastle.blogspot.com

  5. This is beautiful and so creative! Love the background you created! Thanks for joining us at the Inky Paws Challenge!

  6. Totally unique idea!
    Thanks for Linking to the Inky Paw's Challenge.

  7. What a fun idea of a bookmark card! Super cute and fun use of this week's colors at Inky Paws Challenge!

  8. I love the idea and the way you used the challenge colours! Wonderful! Thank you so much for playing with us at the Inky Paws Challenge this week, hope you join us in the fun next week too! Hugs, Zsofi

  9. What a wonderful idea to use distress oxides on glossy paper, the results are amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and we hope to see more of your wonderful creations again soon! Hugs, Gwendolyn

  10. the Edge DIES you have is adorable I never have edge DIES
    and the stamp is so sweet
    lovely BG too
    great made
    Many thanks to joining with us at ATSM this time

  11. what a great idea for a bookmark, I like how you used the die cut to add the decorative finish to the bottom of the book mark, great colors
    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers
    Barb Housner (DT)


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