I used mists to color the paper. I don't have a lot of them so I made my own pink mist by using Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls. I tried to mix my own Picked Raspberry (since I haven't gotten around buying it yet) by mixing Worn Lipstick and Barn Door. It doesn´t look anything like Picked Raspberry! And then I just added bleach to the stamped image! Simple, and quite striking, if I might say so!
The card is in the shape of a bookmark since I promised to buy my sister a book for her birthday. We were abroad that day and I have actually forgotten all about it for months! I gave her this bracelet (at the bottom of the photo) for her namesday and on the same occation I told her that the book finally was ordered. I think I'm getting old! I tried to get the same shine to the sentiment ("she was a brave girl") as the bracelet so I used a nail polish that makes the nails more white (it has a bluish sheen to it).
On the picture you can also see a favourite plant of mine. Don't know the name of it, but it is super easy to grow and I have plants in almost every room of my house!
We celebrated the birthday of my sisters boyfriend the same day, so he got a bookmark card as well. Yep! We got him alcohol! I wrapped it up the american way! A bottle of Absolute Vodka, but I didn't have any vodka stamps so I used wine stamps instead. He likes wine, too! I used Distress Ink Refills to make the background (Dried Marigold and Pumice Stone, which is a favourite combination of mine), Distress Ink Pad to stamp the wine opener which I then embossed. The wine stains is Distress Stains!
My sisters boyfriend is very interested in vehicles in all kinds and he keeps them spotless. He polishes them a lot obviously. Still he could't guess what I have tied to the bookmark! (He might have been confused with the hearts I tied in it!). Don't know the english word for it, but it might be polishing tangles (look at the picture below!).