Fun Summer Bookmarks

Fun Summer Bookmarks

by Emilie Murphy

Emily is a part of the 100 Moons Creative Team and as her first project she created a set of bookmarks. You can find the details on how Emilie created 4 bookmarks on the 100 Moons Creative Team Blog

I started by scoring my piece of watercolor paper every 5/8 inch and rubbed my “Aurora Teal” Moonlight duo ink pad on it. I rubbed simultaneously the color and the white part until I was satisfied and covered the entire surface. I let it dry completely.

Then I applied some VersaMark ink with my pad on some corners and stamped the “Twig Cross Section 2” and “Twig Cross Section 4” stamps from 100 Proof Press that I embossed with white embossing powder.

I again used the embossing technique with the following stamps from 100 Proof Press, “Seahorse”, “Taxus Branch” and “Twig Cross Section 2” that I stamped respectively with Smokey Gray, Habanero and Majestic blue VersaFine inks and embossed with clear embossing powder. I did the same for the sentiment ‘’Start a new chapter” from Rubbermoon. I cut out the different images and glued them down on my bookmark.

I also added a piece of white mesh (tulle), some thread and a piece of canvas cloth where I have stamped on it the “Happy Thoughts text” stamp from Rubbermoon. And again, I finished up my bookmark with an eyelet and piece of ribbon on the top.


Handsome Hares Postcard

I have noticed decorating snail mail with stamps has become popular again!  Stamping a postcard is quick and fun - and such a joy for the receiver!  This is a sample I created using the classic 100 Proof Press Handsome Hares stamp.

Gather your supplies:

Mixed Media Paper (4 in by 6 in), glue stick, dauber, and scissors
 ARCHIVAL -cornflower blue, sky blue, jet black
DISTRESS - tumbled glass and peacock feathers
Hydrangea Flower, Handsome Hares (small), Towns in Blocks, Postcard Scroll, Hand Writing, Monarch

1. On this postcard I used a technique called masking.  The first thing I did was to stamp the handsome hares on a piece of yellow sticky paper and carefully cut it out to create the "mask."
2. Then I stamped, in black, the hydrangea flowers along the border and handsome hares on the postcard.
3. After I stamped the hares on the postcard, I covered the hares with the mask I created in step one and started daubing around the image with tumbled glass distress ink leaving piece of paper to protect the hares on the postcard from the blue ink.
4.  I kept going with the daubing switching between the two blues to cover all of the card except the hares, and I tried to avoid the hydrangea along the edge so they would stay white.
5. While the yellow paper was still covering the hares on the postcard I stamped the towns in blocks with sky blue.
6. After that I stamped the monarch with the tumbled glass distress ink.
7. I stamped the hand writing and the postcard scroll on white paper, cut it out, and glued them in place on the postcard.


I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.  I have been creating a lot of postcards lately, I love working with the 4 by 6 size.  Stamp up a postcard and send it in the mail!