Wednesday, July 7, 2010


When its a bookmark!!!!!
For this weeks DT submission, I chose to make this neat little bookmark instead of my usual card.
The tutorial was last weeks feature on SCS. The directions looked so easy I decided to give it a try. The best part is that you can use up some of your little scraps lying around that are too pretty to throw away. Here is the bookmark is action~
It sits perfectly on the corner of your page, patiently waiting for you to come back.
The book, of course could also be closed while the bookmark did its job.

I used the beautiful stamp "SEAHORSE AG441J" from Artful Legacy. Stamped in Memento Brown ink and cut out with oval and scalloped oval Nestabilities. He was so pretty I almost didnt color him in, but then decided to add a bit of a beige tone for some contrast.
The largest piece of cardstock is only a 4 inch square.
Then you need a 2 3/4" square that is cut on the diagonal. This piece adds some stability to the front and back of the top. (Its the blue piece)
After that, its all how you want to make it. I used a fleur de lis border punch from EK Sucess, and some pretty beige polka dot ribbon from a now defunct scrapbook store to add some extra detail.
I love this ribbon because the polka dots are on both sides so you dont have to worry when tying your bows. Unfortunately, it was only sold by the yard, so I have no idea who makes it.
The edges of the image were dusted with chalk ink. Image was adhered with foam tape for height.
The photo below shows the back of the bookmark. Finished on both sides!!
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