Big Books Bookmark

I don’t know about you, my fellow crafters, but I have a thing for rainbow color patterns. I like to store my inks and cardstocks in rainbow color and I love to craft using the bright colors of the rainbow. I think that is something that hit me when I was about 9 years old, and has stuck all these years since.

The Pop Tones line sure makes rainbow projects a breeze. I mean look at these colors. Really, just take a minute and soak it in. Does that make you smile too, or am I just a crazy crafting lady….

So the project I am sharing with you today is the result of a recent craft room purge. I have to force myself every year to look through my supplies, especially my stamps and “weed” some out that I thought I loved but have since changed my mind, or ones that I never have and most likely never will use. I set one particular set aside because I had never used it and have had it for quite some time. I told myself that if I don’t use it, I had to give it to someone who will. Well, I’m happy to report that I used it on this little bookmark I am sharing with you today…

This bookmark was a breeze to put together. I started with two layers cut from Sweet Tooth (white) and then strips cut from each color I wanted in my rainbow pattern. They are Red Hot, Orange Fizz, Lemon Drop (that makes me pucker up just thinking about it), Berrylicious and Grape Jelly.
Using Score-Tape, I adhered the strips down to the Sweet Tooth cardstock on a diagonal. When the first was attached, the rest were easy to align. The Score-Tape made it easy to get these strips attached well. I kept them long enough to wrap around to the back side.
I trimmed the ends and wrapped them around the front of the bookmark. I used my bone folder to make sure that each strip with pushed down firmly.
Then I stamped my images on the front of the bookmark. I used the MISTI stamping tool to help align the images and make sure I got nice, clear impressions.
Finally I adhered the second bookmark shape to the back to cover up the folded over strips and give it a bit more thickness. I created a hole reinforcer with Black Licorice, also from the Pop Tones line and tied in some white twine.
I hope you’ll give Pop Tones a try. They are on sale until the end of the month, so now is the perfect time! Thanks for stopping by  –Amber
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