Monday, May 13, 2019

My Cards and Tags: Tea Bag Bookmarks using Inky Antics' Library Love Stamp Set

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is "Happy Hour."  I'm not a drinker, but happy hour to me means curling up with a good book and sipping on some hot chocolate, herbal tea or apple cider.  With that as my inspiration, I made these tea bag bookmarks.

I started by cutting some tea bags and shaking out the tea.  Then I shook on some Infusions color stain and spritzed them with water.

While those were drying, I stamped and cut out four library due date cards using Inky Antics' Library Love stamp set.  I designed this set and one thing that was important to me (an eternal librarian) was that the stamp was the real-life size of a paper library due date slip.

Next I stamped my cards with Dina Wakley circles, then filled them in with white acrylic paint.

I colored my circles in with different colors of acrylic paint.

While that dried, I stamped, fussy-cut and painted in some twig sprigs stamped with Inky Antics' Branching Out set.

I stenciled in some polka dots and painted them in various colors.  Then I stapled the tea bags onto my due date cards.

I also decorated the tags on my tea bags with polka dot patterned paper, more stamping and some acrylic paint.

The tea bags were a little more vibrant than I had anticipated, so I added a bit of white to them and stuck on some Tim Holtz Washi tape.

I stamped and fussy-cut some "Carpe Librum" sentiments and stamped some scallop borders at the bottom.  I put some patterned paper onto some of the scallop ridges and outlined the bookmarks with black Sharpie.

I glued the tea bag tags onto some of these bookmarks and left them dangling on others for some variety.

And here they all are together:

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I look forward to your interpretation of "Happy Hour"!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!