Monday, October 15, 2012

Bookmarks XL (40): Asteriskflakes

I was so frustrated trying to make that dang vintagey bookmark work that somewhere during the process I stopped and made this: a nice simple stamped and embossed happy winter snowflakey thing with my brand new set of TPC Studio "Winter Activities" stamps. It was inky and blue and demanded no lace whatsoever. It made me happy.

The set comes with plenty of little snowflakes. They aren't intricate -- they're your basic six-pointed asterisk shape -- but I appreciate the quantity. I smooshed them as randomly as I could onto an acrylic block and inked and stamped them as a whole several times over the bookmark, using the block at different angles and often stamping over the edge. I think I achieved a much more random-but-good-coverage look this way than if I had been stamping with just one snowflake over and over again.

Skis and snowflakes and a dotty shimmery border. There's even an asterisk on her hat! What more could you ask for? (Okay, you could ask for a non-smudged snowflake on the upper right, but as this was made to get away from a fussy project, I was not going to fuss about it.)

I'm entering this bookmark into the following challenges:



  1. Wicked Cute! Love all the sparkle. Thanks for playing along at Rogue Redhead Design :)

  2. Super sweet interpretation of the challenge! Thanks for joining the Going Dotty Rebel Challenge on RRD!

  3. So cute--I didn't even notice the embossed cardstock, those snowflakes are definitely dotty enough for me!

    Thank you for joining in the "Go Dotty" challenge at Rogue Redhead Designs!


  4. Love your cute image & fabby snowflakes. That gorgeous turquoise card is perfect for our theme. Thanks for joining us this month at J & C Creations.