Wednesday, November 13, 2013

ABNH: Dear Santa, Week 2

Hello! For Week 2 of the A Blog Named Hero Christmas festivities, we're making gifts using Hero Arts (of course!) and products from other companies that play so well with Hero Ats. This is what I made:

If you can't tell, it's a bookmark. I like my bookmarks to be perfectly flat inside my books, so I add the baubles to the top. This time I started with one of the images from the Hero Arts Four Snowflakes set. I stamped it a bazillion times (okay, maybe only eight times) onto a piece of white card stock using Hero Arts Silver ink. It's a pigment ink, so I went ahead and embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I was going to cut them out since the edges are all straight, but knowing me, they'd be too crooked to stack. So, I broke out my I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW but not yet opened Lifestyle Crafts Hexagon dies, and lucky for me, one of them was a perfect fit, so die-cut them I did.

Then I scored each of them in half, and I took the six I scored straight (!) and stuck them together with pieces of Sookwang tape. They aren't going anywhere. Before I closed the two ends, I inserted a piece of SU taffeta ribbon, then sealed the end snowflakes.

To make the bookmark, I used paper from the  Lawn Fawn Peace, Joy Love 6x6 paper pack, cut two pieces at 2", and stuck them to a piece of thin chipboard for stability. On the front, I added a strip from one of the summary pieces in the paper pack (that sheet with a bit of each design).

Then I rounded the top corners with my corner chomper, punched a hole with my Crop-A-Dile, fed the ribbon through, and secured it with a piece of linen thread.

Here's the back:

You can't tell from my crack photography skillz, but the stamped snowflakes are very shiny. You'll have to trust me on this one.

So why not head over to A Blog Named Hero to see what some of the other DT gals have made?

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used: Clear embossing powder, SU taffeta ribbbon, SU linen thread, and the following:

1 comment:

  1. I like my bookmarks flat, too and I like this one. You did a great job with the hexagon stamping and die cutting, and I was wondering if it might have been easier to score them evenly if you went from one corner to another. Would they still be evenly folded?


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