Saturday, 29 August 2015

Corner Bookmark

The Lavinia Stamps challenge this month is 'Anything But a Card'.  Originally I was going decorate a little wooden pot for the challenge, but while I was waiting for the coat of paint to dry, I came up with the idea of a corner bookmark.  I've made corner bookmarks before HERE with animal designs, but thought I'd play around making one with a little scene.

I started with a 10cm white, square piece of card.  I've made a diagram to show how to make the basic bookmark shape.  Mark the square as shown in the diagram, creating two squares and four triangles.  Cut away all the red sections.  Score and fold along the two lines which are left and then fold one triangle across the other and stick the triangles together.  Hope this makes sense.

After making the bookmark shape, I masked off the moon, before inking the background with an Adirondack 'Denim' ink pad and Ink Dusters. The Lavinia stamps 'Star Gazing' and 'Fern Leaf' are stamped with a Versafine 'Onyx' ink pad and I used a clear Wink Of Stella glitter brush over the wings.   The grass was die cut with a Die-namics 'Fresh Cut Grass' die and then I attached a green 5cm x 5cm piece of card to the inside bottom layer of the bookmark, to match the grass.
The finished bookmark slips over the corner of a page.

As I used a snippet of green card, I'll be sharing my card in The Playground when the gates open again in tomorrow.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:
Lavinia Stamps Challenge #8 ~ Anything But a Card
Lisa B. Designs Challenge ~ Lavinia Stamps!!
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 192 ~ Use Snippets

17 comments:

SARN said...

Great idea . . .and useful too!
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carol L said...

What a fun bookmark! I love the little scene you created, and thanks for showing us how you made it!

Kathy said...

Liz, I love your bookmark idea! I like to give books the grandkids as gifts and your bookmark idea would be a great little extra to tuck inside the book.

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is adorable. Thanks for sharing and showing us the how-to!

jimlynn said...

Great instructions on how you made this and I love it! So pretty and useful too.
Lynn

Denise Price said...

That's so cute! What a dreamy little scene with those fairies.

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is so cute & what a great idea! Thanks again for joining the Lisa B Designs blog challenge.

Veerle said...

I remember your previous bookmarks Liz found them fun.
This one is very pretty, love the little scene you created.
Wonderful make. Hugs Veerle x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very cool bookmark! I love it!

Beccy said...

Your bookmark is lovely Liz, the little scene you created is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the template!
Cheers,
Beccy

Pat said...

This corner bookmark is such a great idea Liz and the scene using Lavinia stamps is really pretty. x

Di said...

Super idea Liz - and something with a real use too! Of course I adore Lavinia stamps and you created such a lovely scene too! Thanks for the how to!

Hugs

Di xx

Petra Raams said...

what a lovely idea! thanks for joining augustchallenge, Petra DT Beccy's Place

Jomada-Dawn said...

Great idea - much more "book-friendly" than marking your place by folding over the corner of the page! Good luck in the Lavinia challenge (that's where I found you) and in all the other challenges too.
Dawn

Barbara said...

Fabulous idea...thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps x

Ruth Doman said...

Lovely Liz :) I love the spiderman bookmark, but this one surpasses it xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous bookmark Liz! The image is adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx