One of my absolute fav stampsheets from sweet pea stamps is the Paris - plate 6 (that is on sale by the way for only $5.63.)
I've been wanting to play with it ever since I got them last week and today I finally felt creative enough to do something with it.
I decided to make a tag/bookmark - getting inspired by Tim Holtz's Christmas tags. I finally got to use my alcohol inks that I bought ages ago. I think I have the wrong tools for them and that's why they haven't been working properly. The felt I have is too thin and the paper too porous.
I started by cutting out a piece of shrink plastic in my cuttlebug. I used one of my big tags. After that I inked the big Paris stamp with black staz-on ink, right side up I put on the shrink plastic and rubbed a little to get ink all over the tag. After the ink dried I turned it over and on the BACKSIDE I inked it with alcohol inks. I used butterscoth, cranberry and eggplant. Then I heated it so it shrunk and after it cooled down I coloured the edges with a goldpen.
The big tag is coloured using the same inks, blotted around at random. After I coloured it I stamped the big Paris stamp over it with staz-on ink and edged with the goldpen. Finally I found a coordinating fiber and attached the small tag to the big one. Voilá - we have a fabulous bookmark!
I made this bookmark for the Simon says stamp challenge - "anything but a card" and for stampin for the weekend. Their theme was "days gone by". I think this tag has that Vintage romantic look.
I hope you liked what I did today. I think even T!m would've been proud :)