Today I have a different little project for you. Over at Meljen's Designs the challenge this week is to make a "Book Mark". So I chose to make a Corner one. They are quite quick and easy to make and a wonderful way to use up scrap paper. I think they make a sweet, inexpensive gift to give as well. For mine I used papers by MME. The image is one of Melissa's (Meljen's Designs) images called "Stitched Fan Flower". I printed the image out twice and cut out one of the flowers. I then coloured my main image with Copics. I used the cut out flower as a mask over the main image so that I could stamp a background on the circle part of the main image. After removing the mask I added a small button with an embroidery thread tie for the flower center. I cut the image out with a pretty scalloped edge die that I won from the Prickley Pear. I also cut out another scalloped circle with a Spellbinder die to use a matting for the main image. I inked all the edges and added a bit of "faux stitiching" as well. A bit of ribbon and a Sizzix die cut buckle to finish it off.
I know a lot of crafters use a punch to give this type of book mark a fancy bottom edge, and though I admit it looks really pretty that way, I find that a punched edge tears rather quickly during use. I also try to keep the embellishmnets on a book mark to flat things so as not to damage the pages in the book. Just a couple of hints I figured out the hard way, lol.
Hope you try your hand at this challenge.
Until next time.
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