I partake in the occasional bodice ripper romance novel. More like I have streaks where I devour (must use proper romance novel language...cover thy virgin ears if you've got 'em) about six of them before putting them aside for long stretches, in favor of more serious fare. I happen to be in the throes of one such binge. It's happy reading for me. Potato chip reading. And if you hit upon a good author, very funny reading as well.
My girlfriend is in need of a good read. So I'm going to help her out. Give her something pretty saucy for the hot summer nights. (Weather people...the humidity is a killer here in MD.) Thought it might be fun to throw in a sexy bookmark as well for a laugh. Although sexy is not usually a descriptive word I would use for such an item. But it sure is fun trying to come up with something that qualifies. Just happen to have some new Unity Stamps that need inking up. They have, with this one project, completely justified the purchase. SO. MUCH. FUN.
Now bookmarks...you see both sides of them, so decorate both sides. Just an additional excuse for stamping.
Things I learned with this project (because I always learn something):
1. Copic Markers R000, R01, and R02 are just lovely.
2. Use Copics to color vellum border and silk ribbon.
3. When stitching a double sided item, stitch two of the same thing and then adhere together sandwich style with adhesive. The stitching on the back looks a little shoddy.
4. Double sided bookmarks are the way to go.
5. Lingerie stamps are fun.
6. On the fence whether or not I like the tri-dot accents.
Book-wise...if you are a lover of the bodice ripper like me..Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series. Yes, another thing about romances that I LOVE is the stories come in serial. Makes the fun last longer. First on is The Duke and I. Lives up to all those good reviews on Amazon. A gold standard. If only they were all so good.
Stamps: Unity Stamps (lingerie), PTI All Booked Up and Out of this World (little tri-dot accent).
Dies: Bookmark and Tea for Two Label
Vellum and Silk Ribbon from PTI
Melon Berry Cardstock
Martha Stewart border punch (cut down the middle so I could have trim on both sides)