Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chalkboard Technique Bookmark

My niece's birthday party is in a few weeks.  Time to get working on coming up with projects for her and her friends to make.  I already figured out the flower keychain project.  She wants a bookmark and I thought maybe a candle to match it would be good. 
I used the Two Tags Die and die cut Pool Party.  Punched Island Indigo cardstock with the scallop circle punch.  I used the word image from the Daring Adventure set in Pool Party ink to stamp on the bookmark.  The ribbon was from Sale-A-Bration.
In order to get the scallop circle lined up just right (as I am quite OCD sometimes), I flipped the scallop punched piece front side down then adhered the front side down bookmark piece down on top of it.  This allowed me to see where the scallops of each item lined up and to make sure it was properly centered.
I punched a 1-3/8" circle out of Basic Gray cardstock first and set the "positive" punch aside for another project.  Then I used the "negative" and punched again using the 1-3/4" circle punch, leaving me with the ring above.  I did this 5 times and sandwiched them together so that I could build up a frame.  I used Tombow Mono Adhesive to the top ring and added Silver Glass Glitter to the top.  On another piece of Basic Gray cardstock I heat embossed the "A" image from the Broadsheet Alphabet set using white ink and embossing powder.  To make it look like a chalkboard I rubbed some ink using a paper towel across the cardstock and then punched out using the 1-3/4" circle punch.  Adhere the built up glitter frame on top of the embossed piece and attach to the Island Indigo scallop piece.

For a final touch I added a rhinestone to the "A" just to add some bling and to coordinate with the Silver Glass Glitter. 

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