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They know me so well. They sent me cat stamps! They obviously really really like crazy cat ladies. Teehee. I totally love these fun cat stamps from Art Impressions and was really excited to receive them and use them along with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Colored Pencils that Tombow sent me earlier this year for today's hope with Art Impressions and Tombow! Since I spend so much time coloring and lettering with Tombow's Dual Brush Pens, I thought it might be a fun change to color these fun cat images using colored pencils. I created two different types of bookmarks using the Art Impressions stamps and the Tombow recycled Colored Pencils, making a perfect fun gift for a crazy cat lady in your life. Send her off to college with these bookmarks, gift them to a teach who loves cats, or just spread the cat-world-domination love by placing these in a book in the book store. That's totally not creepy AT ALL. Cat ladies will totally love you.
The first bookmark is the traditional rectangle bookmark with rounded corners and a tassel at the top. I used a masking technique to stamp and an all-over pattern on the paper and then colored the images with colored pencils. The second bookmark style is made from envelopes and one stamped image, cut out from paper. Here's how I made the two types of bookmarks:
Aren't those fun?! I suppose you could use other stamps to make these bookmarks but why would you?
I especially love that you can use the colored pencils to color the stamped image to look like a real life cat that you own or have owned in the past. I definitely was channeling my memories of Marshmallow as well as a little 1970s Garfield in the making of these bookmarks.
Here are the supplies you'll need to make these bookmarks for yourself:
- Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils
- Art Impressions Unmounted Stamps, Purrr-thday Set #4568
- Acrylic Stamp Block
- ColorBox Archival Dye Ink in Wicked Black
- White Cardstock
Tassel Bookmark – additional supplies:
- Hole Punch
- Corner Rounding Punch
Corner Bookmarks – additional supplies:
- Tombow MONO Adhesive Runner
- No. 9 Business Envelope
Most of these links go to amazon because it’s just so convenient to order from them. You’ll be ready to start making your very own fun bookmarks in no time!
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