Eeeek, its entry #6 for the Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday Bash. Don't worry, I only have one more card to share with you after this and then I won't bother you for a while, I promise.......I think.....
This project is for the Anything But a Card Challenge with Kate. I hardly ever make anything else but cards. Usually I would make a present tag but I've done that so many times before. This time I wanted to make something that I would actually use:
I don't read very often these days and will start reading a magazine but never get very far through it and put beside my bed. I get so frustrated when I have a chance to read again but can't remember where I was up too, so a bookmark was definitely needed!! And because I'm a gardener, I wanted a floral theme!
I started off by die-cutting two pieces of white CS with the larger frame die from W&W 'Essentials: Audreys Cutaways'. I wanted the book mark to have the waffle edge all around it but needed it to be slimmer. Using the same frame die, I matched the top and bottom 'waffles' to the die and put the outer edge of the die at the width I wanted it. Its hard to explain so hopefully you get what I mean.....
Once I had done that I glued the two pieces together to make it stronger. I stamped the flower from W&W 'In Bloom: Addies Garden' on the bookmark and also on a piece of Inkadinkadoo Masking Paper, fussy cut it out and put it over the stamped image. I also stamped two sets of leaves (from the same stamp set) on the masking paper and fussy cut them, using them as I stamped the two rows of leaves.
I coloured the flower and leaves with my Faber Castell pencils and then the outside area with an Altenew Marker from Set A. I used a holepunch at the top and looped a blue ribbon through to finish it off!
Will also link to the W&W Die Challenge with Lydia.
This bookmark will be put to use tonight after I do my final W&W blog post. I'll need a break from my computer after the last two days of typing and blogging......