Floral Stamped Bookends
- Wooden bookends, 4"x5"x5-1/2"
- Seaside Specialty Paper (Prism Papers): Surf's Up; Sand Dollar
- Hot-Fix Mint Green Pearls (Kandi Corp.)
- Brads (Creative Impressions), two each: pastel yellow jumbo; silver dragonfly
- Mint green ribbon, 1/2"
- Loves Me Still stamp set (Technique Tuesday)
- ColorBox Orchid Pastel Fluid Chalk Inkpad (Clearsnap)
- Hot-Fix Professional Applicator (Kandi Corp.)
- Tacky Tape, 1/2" (ProvoCraft)
- 1. Trace wide sides of bookends onto back of blue paper; cut out 1/4" beyond traced lines. Line all narrow edges of bookends with Tacky Tape. Adhere cutouts to bookends, marked sides down; fold excess over to taped edges.
- 2. Apply second layer of Tacky Tape over narrow edges of bookends. Cut five 1/2"x12" blue paper strips and press to tape, trimming excess.
- 3. Cut 3" and 8" ribbon lengths. Tape longer piece to bookend for stem. Gather ends of shorter piece and tape under edge of stem to create leaf.
- 4. For each flower, stamp 16 petals onto white paper and cut out. Layer petals onto prongs of yellow brads; fold back brad ends to secure. Adhere flower centers to tops of stems. Insert dragonfly brad in one petal.
- 5. Use applicator to set green pearls down stems.
- 1. Create coordinating desk accessories: pencil box; letter caddy; lampshade; frame; etc.
- 2. For sleeker look, adhere flower petals flat to bookend; replace brads and ribbon with rub-ons or stickers.
by Tami Mayberry