Just back from a few days over in England. Spent a couple of days in lovely Liverpool! I popped by Range in Blackburn as well and got me a couple of paper pads… as if I needed any more! Heh. I’ve already used one of them on this card, as well as my most recent Lili of the Valley purchase!
I got challenged by my other half to create something different as I usually only make cards. He suggested bookmarks in particular and I was a little gutted as I couldn’t manage to think of anything I liked the idea of. It was only after I made a card I got the idea for these ones. Butterfly bookmarks! I decided on an entirely random size and started by making the top border, twice. To make it I used a butterfly puncher by Tim Holtz. The bottom butterfly is joined with the actual bookmark, and the top layer is only glued in the middle and cut apart to stand up and make them look like they are flying. To decorate them, I used some stamps I won in a challenge ages ago. They were available at Panduro.
The two I’m posting today are two I made for my sister. She wanted them in pink and turquoise so that’s what she got. Below you can see photos of what they look like, both stand alone and in a book. I have made them in various colour combinations and will post them over the next few weeks.
Here you can see what one looks like on a page in a normal sized pocket-book.
And this is what it looks like with the book closed. You can see the butterflies popping out, ready to fly away!
The crafting tools are once again occupying the dining room table and I am rushing to finish all the cards I need to have done for January. There are so many male cards I need to make that I am making a lot of feminine ones to keep my mind off them! Hah, I cannot procrastinate much longer though as these birthdays are less than a week away now..
This card has been made using paper from my oldest paper pad. I bought after I had seen a lovely card somewhere and thought it would make nice cards. Soon after I bought a lot more things for card making and the rest is history. Still, I had not used him pad much, but the colours were perfect for this Geisha girl pre coloured die cut design from Lili of the Valley. In my stash of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts I found some matching flowers as well! The dark pink accents are made from a Martha Stewart snowflake puncher.
This card has been entered into the following challenges:
The best thing about today is that I haven’t got to open a single book. It is going to be a relaxing day with a spot of crafting! It’s been over a month since I last many anything, so I’m glad to finally fill the dining room table with my craft bits again! This card is for my other half’s brother who recently bought a house.