I have had trouble with my computer today – it would not assimilate my photos… 🥴😩 this is VERY late.

Happy Tuesday! Henri has moved on – finally. Very little wind but lots & lots of rain: 2 1/2″ in one day then yesterday another 3/4″. We have a rain gauge that is quite reliable 🙂

Today’s post is about using the Fancy Tag Topper Punch and Nature’s Thoughts Dies, along with some other fabulous Stampin’ Up! products to create bookmarks. Rainbow Glimmer paper was used to die cut the elegant feather with Nature’s Thoughts Dies. And each bookmark was colored using our Blending Brushes and several ink pads: Pale Papaya, Mango Melody, Magenta Madness, Bermuda Bay, and Pacific Point.

Nature’s Thoughts Bookmarks.1

Aren’t these fun? I confess that I used various retired ribbons for this project. They are a give-away item today to a group I help facilitate. It’s our last meeting and we’re doing a bit of a send-off., along with some yummies.

Nature’s Thoughts Bookmarks.2

I die cut all the feathers first: Rainbow Glimmer paper as I mentioned earlier, with the feather die from Nature’s Thoughts Dies. Each tag is Thick Basic White card stock, imprinted with the verse with my computer. I then cut each tag 2 x 5 1/2 (some are shorter), punched them with the Fancy Tag Topper Punch then blended each one individually, depending on which feather was going to be adhered to it. I wanted them to coordinate but not be too matchy-matchy. Each feather was added with liquid glue. I double ribboned most of the tags cuz I liked the way it looked 🙂 and the tags were done. If they were a gift tag they could use some additional embellishment, but bookmarks need to be flat so I left them as you see them.

Using Blending Brushes allows for a lot of creativity: swirls, straight strokes, circles. And there is something cathartic about using the Blending Brushes – relaxing. So I’m encouraging you, if you haven’t used them before, do give it a try. I used three brushes: keeping the tones similar for each brush… Pale Papaya and Mango Melody, Pinks for another & the blues for another. Each time I began with the lighter color, then blended the darker in the same tone. Afterwards I washed each brush with water and allowed it to dry overnight before reusing it again. The ink stains the bristles somewhat, but really not much. The washing allows you to use the brushes in any color any time.

If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code U7F3EZE9 when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

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Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!