Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Copper, Scripture and a Bookmark


I trust you have had a wonderful New Year, and that all your resolutions will come to pass - 
I have got canny in my senior years and just don't make them - that way I am not disappointed or frustrated if they don't work out.   

This first challenge for the year over at Word Art Wednesday is sponsored by the wonderful company Top Flight Stamps, with a generous $25 voucher for the winner.

As soon as I saw how this scripture had been crafted, I thought of a bookmark

I had in mind to make it with a masculine slant, so once I had trimmed out the scripture, I layered it over a kraft layer cut to a slightly larger size.  The top was shaped with a paper Roses tag die

I had this wee Celtic knot stamp that I embossed in copper at the bottom of the text
I also embossed the edges of that panel with copper ep.

The top was finished with some twine and chiffon ribbon


Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent bookmark! It is perfect for a man's page marker. The Psalms are a great place to find encouragement in the bible.
Stay safe. Love hugs and blessings.


cotnob said...

A lovely bookmark Maxine, the copper embossing looks fabulous.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Tracie said...

What a wonderful bookmark. Thanks for sharing with us at PIP Challenges.

R's Rue said...

So beautiful.

brenda said...

Those hints of copper EP really give the whole tag a lift Maxine.

B x

Mac Mable said...

Loving the copper heat embossing and I love this masculine book mark Maxine x.

Cynthia said...

The Scripture is perfect for bookmarks. Lovely design and embossed image.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful tag and scripture, lovely design and so effective...xx

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a superb use of the text and love the copper embossed edges you added. I don't do resolutions either, I have better chances of things sticking when change is needed, I gave up wheat after being unwell in October, over 20 years ago, on the two occasions I've tried again my tummy was not happy so I just live wheat free.... who said change must happen when we change a calendar! Have a wonderful weekend.... Megan

Becca Sadler said...


Love how you kept everything streamlined with the Scripture! The copper sheen gives just a hint of creative interest. Well done!

Kristine said...

It's perfect for a bookmark❣ and lovely with the copper 😊 Have a blessed day!

Dawn T said...

fabulous Maxine. Great bookmark.

Jan Mahew said...

A spiritually uplifting Book Mark Maxine! Love the cooper accents. Thank you for sharing your blessed creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Hope you will join us again. We have a NEW challenge each month. Have a Blessed day. Good Luck and Happy New Year!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

That’s a great verse to start the year isn’t Maxine, well done you on your simple but eye catching design too esp love the swirl stamp at the bottom!
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, your bookmark looks fabulous - and is functional, too. We can always use a bookmark.

SewPaperPaint said...

Maxine, I love the verse and the embossing, and am inspired to make a new batch of bookmarks. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

Gerrina said...

This looks so elegant! And a fine boolmark; one that keeps you thinking... I do like the copper more as gold... Hugs, Gerrina

Sam I Am said...

Love the simplicity of the bookmark! The Celtic knot is the perfect accent without taking away from the sediment. Thank you for sharing your creation at A Place to Start Challenge blog 😃Samantha, DT member

Gail said...

I like the idea of a bookmark - I will be remembering that as I have a new bookmark die - this is delightful!

At Home In New Zealand said...

What a brilliant New Year's resolution to make - don't make one! I think I could follow that one :) xx

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful bookmark, Maxine, and I adore the copper embossing on the Celtic knot! I just want to say thanks for supporting our "Anything goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Margaret said...

This is so pretty. I love how it is set out in the fonts and I love the embossing.

Christine Harrop said...

I love this bookmark. I actually amde bookmarks and added them to family and friends Christmas cards this year. (Or I should say - last year!)Thanks for sharing it with us at IAAS this time. We would love to see you again. Christine DT x

Marina Atsali ( said...

Love your bookmark.Thanks for joining us over on the Digi Choose Day Challenge!!!

Chana Malkah said...

Very nice bookmark! The embossing is an elevating element.

Thanks, for inspiring us at A Place To Start!
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Janis Lewis said...

Great bookmark! Thank you so much sharing at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
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Shelly Schmidt said...

Loved this sentiment and beautiful bookmark or tag!

Neet said...

This is so elegant and perfect for a bookmark. I love the little detail on the bottom of it.
Blessings Neet xx

J said...

beautiful saying and beautiful bookmark.

Helen said...

Beautiful bookmark - the copper swirl finishes it perfectly.

Thanks for joining us at LeAnn's World 101.

Helen x