Hello there, Michelle here, sharing how to create a vellum overlay DIY bookmark using tag dies. I love creating standalone tags, but sometimes, there isn't a need for them. With a little tweaking, they can turn into bookmarks!
Vellum Overlay on DIY Bookmark
I started off my DIY bookmark by creating the vellum overlay part. This is a great way to add a quote to the bookmark without the distraction of the background. I took a panel of Vellum Translucent Paper and stamped the quote from Tall Tale Stamp Set on top, using Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool.
Once the powder had completely melted, I cooled the panel down and then set it under some blocks to flatten it. Vellum can warp easily when heated, so be careful with the heat tool! Try not to focus the heat in one area for too long. I did end up with a little warping, as you will see in the video, but by the next day, it had flattened out.
Creating the Background Layer
To create the background layer, I took the beautiful floral image from In the Woodland Stamp Set and stamped it onto Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock with more Embossing Ink. This time, I applied Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. I wanted this embossing to be a bit more subtle, so that's why I used clear instead of white powder so that it is less obvious peeking through the vellum overlay. I then cut the panel into a bookmark using the Terrific Tag Dies.
Using Small Ink Blending Tools, I added color to the tag bookmark. I took Ultraviolet Crisp Dye Ink and blended that at the bottom of the tag first. I wanted the darkest saturation at the bottom and lighter at the top. I then took Pinkalicious Crisp Dye Ink and blended that from the top downwards. In the middle, I used Rubellite Crisp Dye Ink, to blend the two together.
This gave a lovely blend from purple to pink on the DIY bookmark! Since there was some excess ink on the embossing, I took a dry cloth and wiped over the tag to remove it.
Adding the Vellum Overlay to the Bookmark
I took the same Terrific Tag Die and cut the vellum layer into a tag too. To add the vellum overlay to the bookmark, I simply placed the vellum tag over the background tag and tied the baker's twine through the top to secure them together. I like that they are loose and that you can move the vellum overlay to see the color and pattern underneath. You could definitely secure it tighter if you wanted to though!
I hope that has given you some ideas on how to create a vellum overlay bookmark with tag dies. I really like the effect! You can watch the full process video below, or on YouTube.