WWC164 – Marsha’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge


This week we have another Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday which Marsha is hosting.

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I decided to post something a little different for this challenge!  It is monochromatic and has a definite vintage, shabby chic look, as well as being  a bookmark!

I often think it’s a shame the beautiful cards we make can’t be reused in a  more purposeful way.  I know I have received cards that doubled as a bookmark and loved the idea of enjoying them over and over!

This card uses one of my old, but all time favourite stamp sets, Pink Paisley Butterfly Gardens Collection.  It is full of a variety of lovely old world images!

To begin I cut a rectangular piece of cream card stock and began by stamping the images running off the edge along the bottom and side using Distress Ink, leaving plenty of open space for the script background.

The En Francais stamp from Stampin’ Up is inked and then has sections wiped off, so as not to give a perfect image or interfere with the original stamping.

Once all the stamping is finished, I added some ink blending around the edges and distressed them.

To finish, I added three strands of twine around the card, about a third of the way up and knotted it.

A corner rounder was used to trim the corners of the cream background card cut slightly bigger than the front panel. The decorated panel was then attached lining up the top.

After adding a hole in the top middle, some more  twine was threaded through it to form the tail of the bookmark, as well as a button and small bow.

I then added a double butterfly cut and embossed using Joy Crafts Cutting & Embossing   set.  The bottom one used cream card and was  lightly sponged with colour, while the top one was from black card stock. They were then layered up on the card front.  The body and antennae were highlighted using bronze Pearl Pen     .

A small punched naïve heart decorated with script and lightly sponged colour was glued to the bottom, along with the stamped sentiment from Verve Stamps and 3 bronze Pear Pen dots.

I hope you get the chance to join us this week.  Don’t forget to check out the inspiration from other members of the Design Team on our blog.


AAA Cards Game #112 – A Favourite Technique

SSS Monday Challenge – A Trio of Something (Butterflies)


Thanks so much for visiting











Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

18 thoughts on “WWC164 – Marsha’s Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge”

  1. I love what you have done here Helen. Gorgeous colours, lovely elements and distressing. Haven’t done any shabby chic cards for ages and maybe it’s time I did. Fabulous!


  2. Helen I’m always amazed at your creativity. Taking a design and making such a beautiful creation into something as useful as a bookmark is a really good way to celebrate our paper crafting love and be able to see/use it beyond the celebrabtory envelope. This vintage vibe tag bookmark has so many nuances and beautiful layers. Love the switchups between light and dark and the monochromatic colouring. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring Helen.


  3. This is such a beautifully elegant tag! I am so impressed with how much texture you were able to achieve! I love how it has that vintage look, but it is modern and lovely at the same time. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


  4. Love the old world charm of this one Hel. Takes me back to how we used to create many moons ago. Still a beautiful look.


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