This week we have another Feminine “Anything Goes” Challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday which Marsha is hosting.
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.
SSS Monday Challenge – A Trio of Something (Butterflies)
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