Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bookmark Card

Good Morning! For today I'm going to show one of the projects that we did at my FunShops last month. The ladies really liked this card and I have to admit it's one of my favorites as well. I saw a card on the sample boards at seminar that I fell in love with it. That is where I got my idea from. Not sure who made that card but thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

This card may look like a regular card but there is a special surprise for the recipient. This is the front of the card. We used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder for the background. Since we used DCWV white core paper we sanded it slightly to bring out the white. The stamp used is from the Watercolor Plants set from The Angel Company. LOVE that set - and it would be so fun to use with Flower Soft as well. Haven't tried it yet but bought tons of Flower Soft to do it, lol!

I stamped using Versamark Dazzle in Frost. I then took my shimmer chalk set and applied chalk over the Versamarked image. Love the look! Next I took a strip of paper and tore the edges then crinkled it up. I kept doing that till I got it nice and worn. I then applied double stick across my image and started adhering the strip. As I did it I would fold it and give it pleats. I added ribbon and bow over it.

The inside of the card has a great sentiment for that super friend that we all have. The set is a Hostess Level B set called Beyond Measure and it has tons of perfect sentiments for those special friends in our lives!
On the inside is also a bookmark. Made similar to the front of the card and it's perforated so that the recipient can remove the bookmark without ruining the card. The sentiment here is from Tiny Tidbits. A very useful set with tons of phrases and in a small size perfect for even the smallest tag.

The total dimension of the card is 10 1/2 x 5 1/2. I then scored at 4 1/4 and perforated at 8 1/2. It folds to make a normal A2 sized card. So whatcha think? I think any friend and book lover would so enjoy receiving this in the mail!! I know it would bring a smile to my face!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to check back tomorrow for another Flutter By Wednesday and I think I might be announcing something special. Not sure what I'm talking about? Well then you didn't see this post, did ya?!


9 comments:

Chelsea said...

gorgeous!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh this is gorgeous! and i would have to say, my new fav of yours. i absolutely LOVE IT!!!!

hugs :)

Softpencil said...

Outstanding work Michelle! I love it! that combo looks great ;)

Tina said...

Spectacular lady!

Barb said...

Beautiful! Love the subtle look of the chalk :)

Sparkle said...

So lovely! I love all the distressing!

Oasis Angels said...

I love this card! Now, you have gone and passed on the inspiration. I will have to make one of these ASAP. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Patti J said...

What a great idea! I've seen a few of these, and I think I shall have to try one after seeing yours! Beautiful card! TFS...

Pam Varnell said...

Wowzers, this is gorgeous. Love the way you did the ribbon panel, just gorgeous.