Monday, March 29, 2010
Paper Flower bookmark
I have been seeing these paper flowers everywhere and decided to try some for myself. They are so much fun to make!
First, I punched out six scalloped circles with my punch from Very Vanilla card stock. I then folded, crushed, unfolded, folded again until I got a lot of good texture on each one. You can also spritz these lightly with water to make the folding easier but I didn't in this case. Once all the pieces have been wadded up, carefully unfold each one and lay them on top of each other.
Using my paper piercer, I made a hole through all six layers and inserted a silver brad through the hole and fastened it. Starting with the top layer, I brought up each layer into the center, crimping and folding to make it as tight as possible, repeating with all the layers. After I got all the layers pulled up into the center, I started gently separating the layers back out.
I used two markers, Ruby Red and Cameo Coral and just made random marks into the various layers of the flower. Then I spritzed the whole thing with the shimmer mist I made using rubbing alcohol and Champagne Mist shimmer paint. It is hard to see in the photo but doing that made the marker run a bit, blending the colors together and also making the flower fairly stiff to hold it's shape. It also gave a really nice, subtle shimmer to the flower. Two leaves were cut from Old Olive card stock using the Birds & Blooms die cut.
The bookmark was cut from Ruby Red cardstock using the Two Tags die and my Big Shot. I then stamped the sentiment on the edge using Black Stazon ink, and stamped a flower using Versamark ink for a watermark look.
The flower is attached to the bookmark using pop up glue dots.
Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral markers
Punches: Scalloped Circle
Die cuts: Birds & Blooms, Two Tags
Other: Silver brad, pop up glue dots, Champagne Mist shimmer paint
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by!