Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Bliss Butterfly Bookmark Card - June 2011 Card Group Project

We're getting together tomorrow afternoon for our June card group meeting and this is one of the cards I designed.  The Glitter Pot had a Spring Spectacular demo weekend and I went there on Saturday with my friend Jan.  We saw Lesley and Jean from card group there too.  Lesley pointed out a Hero Arts cling stamp set that she'd bought recently - Two Vine Scrolls.

She said she wasn't getting on with the set and if I liked the stamps I could have them.  When I saw the set I really liked it and immediately thought it would be perfect for bookmarks.  So I've used the set to make a bookmark card for us to make tomorrow at card group.  I started off with a Not Quite Navy A6 card blank and I stamped a background on the front in Not Quite navy ink.  I stamped the same background stamp in Old Olive ink on Old Olive CS and used the 'Brackets'  On the Edge die to cut out a pocket for the bookmark to slide into.  I fixed the pocket to the card by adding thin tape strips just at the bottom and sides of the olive piece.  I stamped the flower from the Bliss set three times, cut them out and popped them up over olive elements cut from the Swirls Scribbles die.  For the sentiment oval, I stamped the Bliss flourish as a background, stamped the wording, cut it out with an oval Nestie die and sponged the edges.

For the bookmark, I stamped the solid vine scroll image in Baja Breeze ink, trimmed it and stamped the Bliss flourish and flower in Broken China ink and the Bliss butterfly and bird in Peeled Paint.  I sponged the edges with Peeled Paint ink and matted it onto an Early Espresso layer, punched a hole, added an eyelet and Early Espresso ribbon.

Then I stamped part of the Bliss flourish on a white panel for the inside of the card and sponged the edges.  I then decorated the envelope front by stamping the outline vine scroll image and some butterflies.

I'm really happy how this turned out, I just hope the ladies at card group enjoy making it!

Stamps: Hero Arts Two Vine Scrolls cling set, Penny Black Delicate Pattern background stamp, SU! Bliss set, sentiment from SU! Yummy set
CS: SU! Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Early Espresso & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze & Early Espresso, Tim Holtz Peeled Paint & Broken China distress inks
Tools: Petite oval Nestabilities dies, Sizzix 'Brackets' On the Edge die, Sizziz 'Swirls Scribbles' Sizzlits die, Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, eyelet, 3d foam pads


1 comment:

kelly said...

wow, Ruth this is amazing! I love the detail on the bookmark!
Kelly xx