Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Little Corner Book Mark


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.
Nancy

Challenges:

Party Time Tuesday - "Anything Goes"




4 comments:

Jasmine

Great book mark Mom! ...I should make one of these - would be better than 'dog-earing' my corners.
Jasmine

Susan Flynn

A lovely bookmark Nancy, love the colours! x

Janet - aka stacky

Love your book mark Nancy it is different in the nicest possible way xx

Dana

Nancy this is too cute. Love the bright colors and your coloring. Thanks for playing with us at PTT.

Dana

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