Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CropStop Challenge #3 Square plus a Die Cut

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!
Rosemary :)


Vicki said...

Gorgeous card, Rosie!

Chris said...

Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

So cute! I love the bookmark corners. I hate covering up the dp sometimes too =)Beautiful work!

Sandy said...

What a beautiful card and the sentiment is wonderful!
Sandy Dehon

Iulia said...

Great idea with the corner bookmark matching the card! They both look lovely! I love the color combo and your coloring is so beautiful!
Hugs, iulia

wljp65 said...

That is so nice and colorful!!! Love the bookmarks!

Wendy - daffygal

Billie's Scrappetique said...

What a beautiful creation! I agree that I would never think to use that color combo, but I love everything about it!!

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Great card. I love the idea of the bookmarks. Such a clever idea.
Blessings to you~

cathylynn said...

WOW!!! This is a fabulous idea and Thank You for sharing with us. Your card is gorgeous with those Awesome bookmarks! Fabulous colors too!! Hey don't forget to stickle your butterfly! hehe Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Kelly said...

Nice design on your card. Removable bookmarks is great. Very pretty colors too.

Fran said...

Love your card Rosie. The papers are so pretty & I especially love how you sickled up your butterfly. Sorry I couldn't resist. Hugs, Fran

Naomi said...

These are so cute...I love the little girl...may have to buy some of these stamps!

Rene said...

One word: GORGEOUS!
Rene ;D

Unknown said...

Love the bookmarks-. The card is so so cute!

Anonymous said...

so creative and beautiful Rosemary! thanks for inspiring!
Pam Going Postal

Pen to Paper said...

Two in One indeed! Very cool idea! The DPs are def. very pretty and so is your layout and Tilda!



Patricia Garcia said...

Fun card, love the corners!! Cute tilda and your colors too!!


Jennifer said...

I love these little bookmarks...Any idea where I might find the directions to make these? I would love to make some up for teachers gifts.

Thanks for sharing with us.
Jennifer Richards

Rosie said...

Hi Jennifer,

I tried to click on your name but it didn't give me an email addy. The tutorial for the corner bookmark is located here:


Debi said...

This card is adorable! And I love the stickled butterflies on the corner bookmarks.

Jane H said...

Your card is so pretty what beautiful work.

cabio's craft corner said...

That is a beautiful idea having the bookmarks on this card. Gorgeous :o)