Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thankful for You with Simply Stamps

Hello Friends - Annie here once again bringing you a simple and easy card. This card has a bonus bookmark for that special someone you know that loves to read on cool fall days.

For this card I used the Pumpkin and Leaves Craft Stamp - which can be found in the craft stamps section of the site Simply Stamps.

Here is what you will need to create this card with bonus bookmark.

A card base - I used a A4 side opening base (41/4" x 51/2")
A bookmark - I used a piece of card stock measuring 2"x 51/2"
A piece of card stock 4" X 4" for stamping images.
Various Ink - for the background and stamping (see below)
Coloring materials - I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Masking paper (or post it)
Washi Tape
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen (optional)
Embellishments (optional)


1. Start with Stamping your Pumpkin and Leaves image on the your bookmark. Then on your mask. Color your image on the bookmark. Cut out your mask and apply it to the stamped & colored image. Next, start creating your backgrounds - I used Distress Oxide Inks in the following colors fossilized Amber, Fire Brick Red & Peeled Paint. In Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade. I used a sponge tool to apply the ink to both my card front and bookmark. then Sprinkle with some water to create an oxide affect. (optional)

Now remove your mask and set the bookmark aside to dry.

2. Next, on the 4" x 4" card stock stamp 3 Pumpkins and Leaves images. Color with your favorite coloring medium and cut out. 

3. Then, Adhere the 3 colored Pumpkin and Leaves to the front of your card. I placed mine at the bottom of the card. I adhered 2 of the Pumpkin and Leaves images flat to the card front and one I used foam adhesive and centered it in front of the other two. Next, stamp your favorite sentiment to the top of the card and bookmark. Note: Simply Stamps carries a variety of Sentiment stamps, Some by theme as well here are some Autumn Sentiments.

4. Apply washi tape to the back of your bookmark; making sure to cover the entire back. Next, Open your card. Then place the bookmark upside down. Then slide it right up against the open card. Apply a strip of washi tape making sure that it is centered over the seem of the bookmark & card.  Now, close over your bookmark, then your card. You can test the bookmark removal if you want it by simply peeling the bookmark off slowly. You can add  embellishments to your card. I added 3simple kraft hearts with a touch of Wink of Stella on each on the front of the card and 1 heart on the bookmark. 

Your card is now finished. You can now give it to that special someone.

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