My 2nd (almost 3rd grader) grader is in the middle of reading the Harry Potter series. She's obsessed. She's reading the 5th book right now, and I thought she might "need" a new bookmark to help keep her place. Last month Elena from Just Me showed some adorable pictures of her daughter's Harry Potter themed birthday party. Luckily - she released the images she created for the party as digital stamps. I think I purchased them as soon as they posted. If her illustrations look familiar - she illustrates stamps for Neat and Tangled too.
To create the bookmark, I first imported the .png file into the Silhouette software and traced and outlined the digital image. I then created an offset, so I would have a little border around Harry and Hedwig. I added a rectangle and welded the traced digital image and the rectangle together. I then added my daughter's name in the little banner and a quote to the rectangle. I wish I would have thought to add a little circle or something to the top, so I would have had room to add some baker's twine to the top. I cut out two bookmarks - one with the image and text printed and another plain version, so I could layer the cardstock. I layered the two pieces of cardstock before laminating. It helped provide a little extra strength AND it covered up any Copic ink that bled in through to the back.
This was such a fun project and it came together really quickly. I think it took me longer to get the text spaced then anything else.
Have a great day! I will be back with a few monster themed cards later in the week!
- JustMEdigital stamps - Wonderful Wizard - Digital Stamps
- Copic Markers
- Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen - Clear