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Monday, August 8, 2011

Bookmark Card

It's kind of hard to see (don't know why it ended up looking so small - must be the ribbon extending above) but this is a bookmark card that I made so I'd have another Birthday Card ready to go (Septemeber is full of B-days). I may have to try and get a better scan of the card - or at least of the colored image so you can see the details better. I colored my image with Prismacolor and other alcohol markers. I used Glossy Accents on the cherries on the cake and on the buttons on the coat. The rectangular edge of the image was distressed and mounted onto tan cardstock. I used that same tan cardstock to stamp the sentiment then mounted it on dark aqua cardstock. The ribbon on the detachable book mark was put thru a hole but the ribbon was too stiff to make a good knot, so then I glued it. The glue made the paper weak so I added some scrap of cardstock to reinforce the area and stapled the ribbon. I stamped a small polka dotted gift box on the plain side.

I made this card to fit specific challenges:
First I got the image for a Progressive Challenge. Do this first challenge to be able to particpate in the next one. I got half a dozen images to chose from (you'll see the some of the others in other cards soon) but I thought this one could make a good B-day card.
Another challenge this can go for is Spots and Dots by Stampin' for the Weekend.
Also Raise the Bar has an open, anything-goes challenge.

Be sure to check out my other cards (there'll be another new one tomorrow/Tuesday). Thanks for looking at my creation.


Bren said...

I like it!! Cute and the bookmarker will be useful! Great job!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card & a great idea :)
Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend & Good Luck!

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card
thank you for playing along at Raise The Bar this week
Love Jan

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Great idea to combine a gift with your card!
Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE