Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mark That Page

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:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Bingo (Shape, Ribbon, and Sentiment/Shape, Lace, & Flowers)
Stamp Challenges – Something Punched
Catch The Bug Challenge – Pearls and Lace
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 Stampalicious – Anything Goes
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge – Free and Easy


sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Marie

What a wonderful bookmark am sure your daughter will just love it - it is stunning.

Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Curlybear said...

OMG this is so very pretty and I love the design its so elegant,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our Bookmarks Challenge,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

Aunty Sue said...

oh this is lovely great design and thanks for sharing with crafty catz

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! This is absolutely stunning Marie!! I just love your use of the butterfly, your colors and your use of dies. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light Ribbon bookmark challenge!!

aqualeiga said...

Love how you improvised to create the looks wonderful! Thanks so much for joining the 'Just Because' challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD this week, your bookmark is fantastic!

Hugs, Ali x

April said...

What an elegant bookmark. I love the colors too. You did a great job!

Hugs, April

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for taking part in JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN challenge at The Crafty Pad!

Your creation is lovely!:)

So happy you've joined us!


Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Absolutely stuning ribbon bookmark!! I love the dies you have used. Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Sandra said...

Fabulous bookmark.:) Sandra H

bettand said...

This was just a stunning bookmark:) Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week. Bettina

Amy said...

stunning card. Love those dies! Thanks for joining Bugaboo's Catch the Bug challenge.

Mona E said...

Fantastic creation! Looooove it! So nice to have you with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

Paul said...

Thank you for joining in with our Pearls and Lace challenge at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug blog. I know it was a personal challenge for me but an enjoyable one and hope you felt the same. Fingers crossed we see you for the next challenge on Saturday.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Very beautiful bookmark, just LOVE it!! Thanks so much for sharing with our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY this time:)

Leslie Miller said...

Beautifully done! You got very creative with the ribbon and it turned out just lovely. Love the flowers and butterfly stamps.

LynneForsythe said...

STUNNNNING bookmark Marie!! love all the detail you put into it!!

Thank BUNCHES for playing along with the teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Stamp like you mean it said...

Beautiful! Congrats on your Shining the Light award!

Shirley said...

It is gorgeous!! I love the colors and the design too!