Are You A Bookworm?

by Michelle Short March 23, 2021 2 Comments

Hello there, Michelle here and today I have a bookmark to share with you created using the new Slimline & Bookmarks Infinity Dies. These dies work perfectly for creating slimline card layers, bookmarks and also the smallest of the layers are perfect for die cutting sentiment strips too. They are extremely versatile! Today, I thought I would create a bookmark. 

Bookworm Bookmark by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I started off by die cutting the main bookmark. I took one of the middle sized layers from the Slimline & Bookmarks Infinity Dies and die cut it from Pitch Black carstock. There is a little die in the set that cuts the hole for the bookmark but I wanted to do something different, so I cut the hole using the second smallest die from the Nesting Hearts Infinity Die Set

Bookworm Bookmark by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I then die cut the Stacked Books Fancy Die from Dove White cardstock. I also cut it from printer/scrap paper to use as a mask. I wanted to ink blend the books in rainbow colours (since I knew I was going to create a rainbow tassel and wanted them to match somewhat) but I wanted the pages to be left white so that I could colour them later. What I did was mask off the different sections of the book, including the pages, with the piece that I cut from scrap paper. I just cut the sections out and placed them over the cardstock piece with removable adhesive. Then I could ink blend the books and remove the masks as I went. 

Bookworm Bookmark by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

Once the books were ink blended with Reactive Inks - I used Taffy, Fruit Punch, Creamsicle, Lemon Drop, Key Lime Fizz, Pool Party, Blue Raspberry, Splash, Blue Hawaii, Purple Galaxy and Thistle, I coloured the pages with Copic markers. It was then adhered flat to the bookmark with Precision Glue

Bookworm Bookmark by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the bookworms from the Bookworm Messages set and stamped them on to white cardstock with Intens-ified Black Ink. They were coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut out with scissors. They were adhered to the bookmark with more Precision Glue. I also die cut some hearts from Pitch Black cardstock and added them to the bookmark too for some added interest. 

Bookworm Bookmark by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

To finish off, I added Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen to the bookworm's eyes and then made a tassel for the bookmark using the rainbow hemp cord included in the March My Monthly Hero Kit

This bookmark was so much fun to make. It would work well with many different images but remember, you can use the dies for layers on slimline cards too! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy stamping! 

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2 Responses

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

March 26, 2021

Ohh Michelle I love this bookmark, it’s so cute and gorgeous!
Thank you so much for your awesome inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

March 23, 2021

TY for the inspiration idea of the bookmark & masking for wonderful rainbow colors. I’ve been playing with the Mar Kit, Bundle & more. Made a birthday card front using Bookcase Peek-a-boo Fancy stamp, Peek-a-boo Doors die for front with stamping under some of the doors. INSIDE I used the Library Card & Book Window Fancy die.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”