1. 1 package of pre-cut bookmarks, or cardstock cut to approx 2" x 6", in your color of choice. Mine happen to be a manilla/white color.
2. Distress ink in your choice of colors. These are made by Ranger and can be found in most craft stores
3. Distressing dauber with felt pad. These are found in the same location as the ink and come as a package deal.
4. Stamp of your choice. Mine is an acrylic, so I also need an acrylic block. I didn't have one this long, so I used one of my Cuttlebug plates as a stamp block.
Optional Items: (Also pictured)
1 Versa Mark pad for embossing
2. Embossing Powder
3. Embossing Heat Gun
(I was originally going to emboss my peacock in copper, but I realized I left my heat gun at work yesterday, so ink stamping it was!)
4. Mini-mister. You could also use any size spray bottle you have, or just your faucet, this one is COMPLETELY optional.
Like I was saying in the intro, I had to mount this stamp on a Cuttlebug plate because it was too long to fit on any blocks that I have. Go ahead and ink that sucker up and stamp where you want your image on your bookmark.
That's it! Not hard at all! These are a fast and simple project to take on that allows you to learn the technique. These make great gifts, too!
When I get my heat gun back this week, I will do this in copper and post a pic. Copper embossing powder is my absolute favorite color to use; I think it looks great with the distressed look.
So, don't be intimidated and get started today!
And always...craft on!