Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Bookmark Thank You

Well, we’re back home. We went down to Chicago to visit our daughter, son-in-law and grandson for a few days. We took Amtrak and it was marvelous. So was our visit! LOL!!

I needed something to do on the train. I had just finished reading the first book in the Twilight series, but didn’t have the second one yet. We had given it to our fourteen-year-old neighbor girl for Christmas. Shame on me – I asked her if I could borrow it! Turns out she hadn’t even had a chance to read it yet, but she had no time to read over the weekend and let me bring it with me. (I was able to finish it while I was away.) So, I made her a thank you card and a bookmark. I made the bookmark first. I thought it would be an appropriate – but tiny – gift. The card was made with part of my experimental bookmark.

I printed the words on my computer. Then I brayered over them with a Spectrum pad. I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black over that using stamps from Inkadinkado, then sprinkled the whole bookmark with clear embossing powder. The brayering was still wet enough to be embossed, even though it was dye ink. I trimmed the corners of the top, cut the bottom with a mini-scallop scissors, then added an eyelet at the top and some fibers.

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Jeanette - said...

What a sweet and perfect little thank you gift! It's beautiful! I hope you had fun with your grandson! How did you like Twilight?

deb said...

This is wonderful! She will love it and what a nice thank you to give! You must be on your way to see baby! Have a fun/kissable time!! Could you email me? I lost your email in my puter crash!!
Have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound and had a good time. Your card is really pretty and I'm sure your neighbor girl will like it.
I'm going to give Twilight another chance once I get some free time to read. You must have really liked the second book if you finished it already.

Jamie Martin said...

Stunning! I might just have to dust off my brayer now :)

Julie said...

I can't wait to hear what you think of the books! This brayed technique is just beautiful!

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