Geisha Bookmark

By  Heather Getson 

size: 2-1/4"x6-1/2"

  • Geisha Bookmark


  • Ivory cardstock
  • Ribbon: orange dot; cream/black check
  • Black plastic cording
  • Bead(s)


  • Rubber stamps: Geisha from Oriental 2 plate; Script Text from ATC plate
  • Ink pads: Jet Black StazOn; brown chalk
  • Metallic Rub-Ons pigments: Sunburst; Russet; White Sparkle
  • Blender pen
  • Plastic wrap
  • 1. Refer to "Masking How-To" to stamp images onto cardstock. Cut cardstock to 2-1/4"x6-1/2" around image, leaving mask in place. Trim top corners to create tag.
  • 2. Use crumpled piece of plastic wrap to dab cardstock with brown chalk ink, covering surface.
  • 3. Remove mask and color in image using blender pen and rub-on pigments; use photo as guide. Apply pigments randomly to background, as well.
  • 4. Cut and adhere short length of orange ribbon to top of bookmark for tab.
  • 5. Cut 7" length from check ribbon and tie around bottom of bookmark. Tie plastic cording around ribbon and add beads; knot cording to secure.
  • More
  • 1. Challenge yourself to create a bookmark for every book you gift to someone this year.
  • Masking How-to
  • 1. Stamp desired foreground image (here, Geisha) onto cardstock.
  • More
  • 1. Affix bookmark to plain card front using temporary adhesive; instruct recipient to remove and use it.
  • Masking How-to
  • 1. Stamp identical image onto 3M Post-it note, predominately over adhesive-backed area; scrap paper may also be used along with removable adhesive.
  • 2. Carefully cut out second image, the mask, right on perimeter or just inside it; align and adhere mask over first image.
  • 3. Stamp background image (here, script text) onto cardstock, right over mask.