When I am not crafting I love to read. Because I love to craft I like to make matching bookmarks for the book I know I am going to return to again and again.
At the moment I am reading “The Binding “ by Bridget Collins. If you haven’t seen it yet then do look it up, it is such a beautifully bound book, if you want to read it please get it in hardback if you can, you won’t be disappointed.
I am really enjoying it too.
The other night I noticed that the key used on the dustcover of the book was very similar to the Couture Creations Lace key die that The Fruit Pixie, who I design for sells.
So I made a matching bookmark for my book using the Couture Creations key and the beautiful Marion Smith designs Time keepers papers, also sold by The Fruit Pixie online shop.
To make the key and the die cut border, also from Couture Creations, look a bit more vintage looking I cut them both from Card I had covered with double sided sticky tape. I used the Stix 2 ultra sticky sheets but you could just used double sided tape but make sure you don’t leave any gaps.
I then after cutting the die shape I carefully removed the protective backing from the tape and then plunged them into the Cosmic Shimmer gilding flakes and then used the scrunchie foam to remove the excess. Take your time with this, especially on the detail of the border.
I used some of the waste to cut a thin strip to frame the piece of book paper.
The bookmark itself is a piece of card covered in the Marion Smith Design Timekeeper paper, I used Antique Emporium, front and back.
I cut a piece of book paper to lay behind the key.
I then added some different fibers in matching colours to finish it off.
You can find the Marion Smith Designs Timekeeper papers (double sided) in the shop here-
Couture Creations dies here-
Cosmic Shimmer gilding flakes here (I used gemstone) -
Stix 2 double sided sheets -
Fibres here -
I think that is everything!
Any questions please ask either below or on The Fruit Pixie Facebooks page.
So why not make a matching bookmark for your favourite book.