Our Daily Bread Designs Shining The Light Challenge this week was to make a ribbon bookmark. I have made bookmarks before but never a ribbon one so I decided this would be a fun project to do.
I apologize for my picture – no matter what I did I couldn’t get it to show the colors very well. Later close ups are better. I decided I wanted to make something that would hang down the front of a book and be pretty and appealing.
For the top of the book mark I stamped and embossed the image on some yellow and white decorative cardstock. The stamp is Butterfly Corner from Our Daily Bread Designs. The embossing powder I used is Midnight Madness for Sparkle N Sprinkle. I cut the image out with a Spellbinder flower die. First I trimmed out the top part of the butterfly so I could run the die underneath it so I didn’t cut it out when I ran the die through my Big Shot. The shape didn’t show up as distinct as I thought it would so I layered it on a black circle. The next layer is cut out with a medallion die, using the green back side of the decorative cardstock, and I sponged the edges with green ink The final layer is actually a deeper rose color, cut out from a larger flower die. I distressed the edges by sanding them and then sponging them with dark maroon ink. I stamped and embossed the image a second time, cut out the butterfly, and popped it on top of the first butterfly. Then I added small pearls around the edge of the image circle.
For the bottom of the bookmark I stamped the sentiment in green on the same decorative cardstock. I cut it out with a label die, sponged the edges with green ink, and layered it with dimensionals on top of a deep rose colored label die. To make it a bit more sturdy I layered it onto a larger black label die.
When it came to connecting the two pieces, I realized that I didn’t have any satin ribbon that I thought was wide enough and still the right color. Most of my ribbon is sheer and I didn’t think that was sturdy enough for a bookmark. I finally took some white ribbon with green floral design and sponged green ink over it to make it a bit darker. Then I ran it on top of a wider strip of lace. I tucked both ends between layers. I think I will give this to my daughter when she goes to college to remind her to have faith and hang in there.
This bookmark is entered in the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light Challenge 36 (SNTODBD36) – Ribbon Bookmarks
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Bingo (Shape, Ribbon, and Sentiment/Shape, Lace, & Flowers)
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge – Distressed Edges
Stamp Challenges – Something Punched
Catch The Bug Challenge – Pearls and Lace
Craft and Me Challenges #39 – Bling It On!
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #86 – Bookmarks
The Crafty Pad Challenge 125 – Just Because You Can (made for someone just because they deserve it or you just wanted to send them love)
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #71 – Use Flowers as Your Main Focus
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 84 – Flower Power
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #70 – Summer
Totally Stampalicious – Anything Goes
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge – Free and Easy