Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Bookmark

(Sorry if this is coming to you a second time - I hit publish instead of save. )

One of the things that I miss most about living close to family is just popping by to give them things. Lucky for me, though, my seven-year-old niece loves getting mail. I send her cards quite often and she has a special box where she puts them. (My sister told me she hasn't even seen the last one that I sent because my niece put it away so quickly.)

So this fun little bookmark is for her. I thought it would be fun to stick in with her Halloween goodies. It features the new Pumpkin Cupcake from Lockhart Stamp Company. I stamped it in black ink on PTI's Orange Zest cardstock and started coloring. Colored pencils on colored cardstock give a much different look, it's fun to play around with! This stamp is so cute, don't you think? For the highlights in the eyes, I just added a little white pen. I punched out the image with a 1.75" punch and edged it with white ink.

I placed it on a bookmark cut from a PTI die, then added a tassel made from baker's twine. This particular color is from Divine Twine. No affliation with them, but they have beautiful colors and ship quickly. (For a quick tutorial on how to make tassels, check out this page on Martha Stewart.)

This Lockhart Halloween image, as well as the other wonderful ones, are in your local stamp store already. And if your local store doesn't carry them, my friend Ellen Hutson has a great selection in her store.

Off to pop it in the mail! Have a great day and be well!


Sue Ann said...

ADORABLE!!!! Love that pumpkin!!!

Heidi said...

Soo very cute!! Your niece will love it!