Sunday 19 July 2009

Corner Bookmark Card Using Scor-Pal

I found the original idea from stamper, Barb Mulliken but I adapted them a bit so I could use the Scor-Pal with it.

This is a fun card that features a corner bookmark right on the card but then the recipient can use the bookmark, which I thought was cool.

Ok here are the directions for making the corner bookmark part, which is the flower blossom part on the finished above card.

Start with a piece of 3 x 3 cardstock. I used my Scor-Pal to score the 2 lines needed to make the flaps that fold down. I placed my square piece of cardstock like a triangle on the top fence of the Scor-Pal, so the tip of fits right into the groove for the 3-1/2 mark. Then I used my bone folder to score the cardstock on the 4-1/2 mark. I penciled in lines on the first 2 pictures to show you where I scored. To make the 2nd score line, I just simply rotated my square piece of cardstock clock wise to the same spot and scored again at the 4-1/2 mark.

Now score those lines and fold back the 2 trianges.

I placed a piece of double sided tape to the OUTSIDE of the flaps (the black smudge you see in the photo is on the tape)

I took a piece of matching white cardstock that measures 2-1/16 x 2-1/16 an cut that in half on my paper trimmer so I have 2 triangles. I took one of the triangles and adhered it over the flaps so it looks cleaner.

So now flip over your cardstock and it's time to decorate. That's the hardest part, deciding what to design!

I used a scrap of the TAC More Mimi paper collection for the border with 2 blue buttons layered on top. I added some beautiful raspberry ribbon from Mimi ribbon and the white blossom with silver brad. The pink flower is from a fabric coaster I found at Michael's, I cut the flower from the coaster. So that's the bookmark part.

I took the same paper from More Mimi and adhered that to the white base cardstock. Since the paper is double sided I had to flip a part of the cardstock up. I stamped "hello" (from Doodle Bugs TAC stamp set)in Perfect Plumeria. The girl image is from the sunday stroll TAC stamp set. I've been practicing my coloring and I colored this image in with my watercolor pencils using Goo Be Gone and the blending stumps. I really like that technique! I added a little sparkle to her using the Stardust Clear Gelly Pen. I cut her out using my Kai scissors and used a pop dot to layer her on the More Mimi TAC paper.

Here is the bookmark in use:

I hope you have enjoyed this project and let me know if you have any questions!

If you have any questions on how I made this project, please let me know!

P.S. For more stamping inspiration stop by Ellie's Stamp Garden