Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bookmarks XLV: Luxury With Buttons

This is one of those projects inspired by "I like this set of stamps, why haven't I used it yet?" rather than a set of challenges. I'm in the midst of putting together some organization for my stamps, you see, and it feels weird to stuff unopened packages in it. And wrong to open a package without using something inside of it!

It's a very simple bookmark - stamp onto some scrap cardstock, emboss, cut to fit, round the corners... I did make the cardstock not-quite-as-rectangular by using my circle punch to let it echo the waist of the dress dummy. Then I inked the edges, dipped them into the embossing powder, and embossed them too.

That didn't seem like quite enough, so I tried stamping and embossing a button, in red, below the main element. As you will notice, that is no longer in evidence: it didn't really show up, so instead I punched out a circle of the same red cardstock and did the button in gold on that. I like it!

I don't think I have any books about dresses or sewing or dress dummies around, so the background page isn't anything particularly appropriate -- it's from Louisa May Alcott's The Old-Fashioned Girl. It's a sweet book, about sticking to one's "old-fashioned" values in fashionable city life, and I recommend it.

I'm entering this bookmark into just one challenge -- it isn't Halloween-y or autumnal, so there isn't much out there to put it in -- The House That Stamps Built Designer's Choice Challenge: Anything But a Card. As it happens, I live in Michigan near a stamping etc. show that they'll be at this weekend, so if I'm not too busy to go I can probably meet them in person! Sorry this isn't a Repeat Impressions stamp, guys, hopefully I'll pick one up this weekend...



  1. WOW!!! Your bookmark is stunning and a perfect match to that book. I'm so glad you came over to the House That Stamps Built and played along in this challenge!!!

  2. Great project - you are so clever! Thanks for sharing, and for joining our challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

  3. I love it!!! Wonderful bookmark. Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built.