I'm back again with a submission for CropStop's Challenge #3, which is to make a square card and use a die cut on it. How easy is that!
I've been wanting to make those cute, paper corner bookmarks that I've been seeing everywhere, and decided two is better than one, right? I made two corner bookmarks from this tutorial and added them to the top corners of my card.
Originally, I was going to leave the card pretty plain because I wanted to show off these AWESOME papers from the Close To My Heart "Wings" Workshop on the Go (G1016). It's not a color combo I would generally put together (sweet leaf green, twilight blue, vineyard berry, and black), but I LOVE it! Then I decided I needed to put some dp in the corners so when the bookmarks are in use the card isn't completely bare.
Here's my card with the bookmarks on:
I used Spellbinder's Nestabilities Label 10 and cut the frame from Vineyard Berry Cardstock (CTMH). I then put popdots behind the frame to give it some dimension. The word "DREAM," and also the sentiment on the bookmarks came from the same CTMH stamp set, Dreams Come True (D1470).
I stamped DREAM directly onto the green dp and then went over it with a black Sakura Glaze pen. It gives it a shiny, embossed look. I did have to go over the word a few times with the glaze pen (the ink tends to soak into the paper so it takes a few layers and a little bit of patience). I was trying to avoid the mess of pulling out the black embossing powder, but it probably would have been quicker to just emboss it.
I used Tilda with 3 Flowers. She's colored with Copics and some chalk. I added stickles to the lacy parts of her dress and also to the flowers. I actually had her colored up sometime last year. Since she matched my card, I added her (definitely helps to have some images colored up ahead of time). She's raised up on popdots too.
Here's a side view (without the bookmarks) so you can see the dimension:
Here's a closeup of the bookmarks:
I taught these to the ladies in my CTMH Hostess Group and they loved them. These are definitely great teacher and friend gifts. The stickled-up butterflies are made from Martha Stewart punches. I then added CTMH Pearls (Z1336) for their bodies. the bottom border is punched with a MS border punch.
For some reason, we had a huge laugh when I said...."Now, you just need to stickle up your butterfly." It's now a running joke on our facebook pages..."hey, don't forget to stickle your butterfly" or "doesn't she know you don't have time cause you need to stickle your butterfly." I think we were just tired, LOL!
Thanks again for peeking back in and leaving me wonderful comments. I wish I had the time to do a card every day, but so far a card a week is working out well for me. I find participating in challenges helps get my creative juices flowing, so I think that's the route I'll be following for a little while.
Happy Wednesday and see ya back here soon!