I made a quickie tutorial further down that want to have a go. hope it makes sense as it's the first time I've done a tutorial on my blog so all feed back is greatly recieved.
We have a fab some fab sponsors again Crafty ribbons and little claires and Bugaboo stamps who generously gave us some digi's to play with.
Now my book marks I made 4 in all but you'll see them at the end of the tutorial, sounds a bit grand but really it's just a couple of piccies and some simple instructions, that I hope are easy to follow. Can't wait to see all your fab creations and if anyone knows any other kinds of bookmarks please shar how to make them with us too.It's always good to learn something new.
Well here goes.
You will need two pieces of card, one a square and the other a triangle. The sizes , I used a 12cm square and a triangle that was half an 8cm square. You can make any size but the ratio is always the same. Triangle cut from a sqaure 2/3 the length of the square sides, so you could use a 15cm square and a 10cm sided triangle, or 9cm square and 6cm triangle side, if you see what I mean. I hope I haven't confused you all already.
If so start again. Take a 12cm square of card. Mark the 6cm half way mark on 3 sides.Score to form 2 triangular flaps.
The last one again is a 12cm square but this time I didn't use a triangle but the whole smaller sqaure which I cut down slightly and mounted on an 8cm silver mirri card squrae after punching the corners. Before sticking the squre to the flaps I added a cople of fancy beads on a thread to make a dangly charm like thing, the squre once stuck to the flaps holds it in place.The cat is coloured with promarkers ad sakuras and I also used a sakura pen to add stitching around the pink square. I then added some liquid pearls for detail along the punched edge and corners. a few flat rhinestones to kitty's crown and all done.
So as long as you keep you embellishment flatish you can decorate as fancy or plain as you like. Have fun and can't wait to see what you come up with.
Sorry about all the waffle,the steps are fairly simple .
Cut a square and triangle of card .
Score two flaps on the square.
Decorate the inside of the bookmark.
Stick the triangle to the flaps.
Decorate the triangle.
Pop over to the Creative craft page or to our DT blogs and I'm sure all their wonderful projects will totally inspire you, dare I say may even make you want to read just so you can make a book mark?
I would like to enter my book marks into the following challenges;-
Gingerloft-punches or diecuts
stamp insanity-punch it out
Sarah Hurley-go green
Southern girls-add an animal
Lexis creations-ribbons no bows or knots
Pixie dust-lets go to the movies, I thought of 'Babe'
Colour Create-pastels optional Easter
Lollipop-no square or rectangles
Incy wincy-sparkle and shine
Totally papercrafts-cute and cuddly
Phindy's-all about animals