Thursday, 21 April 2011

A bookmark card

Good morning, peeps!
Just a quick post this morning to show you a bookmark card I taught in a class last Tuesday.

This is the card when it's closed and you can see that the bookmark itself forms the right-hand part of the front. The beautiful geisha and the wonderful sentiment are from Clarity Stamps and I thought that the geisha teamed beautifully with these gorgeous Basic Grey Kioshi papers. They've been around for a while now but I still love the colours and designs in them. The geisha's kimono is paper pieced with DP from the Prima 'Sparkling Spring' collection. I thought it would be rather nice to give her a patterned kimono rather than a plain one just cooured with Copics, my usual medium.
Here is the inside of the card:

More Clarity Stamps in the cherry blossom and the verse. I just added a little colour with water colour pencils to add interest and a butterfly punched, like the one on the front, with a Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch. The bling was added with Glamour Dust.
One final peek at the bookmark itself:

This card is really easy to make, it's basically a gate fold card with the fold off centre and then the bookmark is held in place with bands of ribbon (from my stash). Having said that, it did take me a while to work out how it was going to be put together. It's one thing organising a bookmark card class and another actually designing the card itself, methinks!!
Thank you so much for your visit and your comments if you leave one - I really do love to read them.
I'll be back tomorrow with the next challenge card.


  1. Hi diane,
    your card is just stunning and so perfect in detail. Excellent idea
    Love jo x

  2. How lucky the people were who attended your class - not only did they learn a new technique in making this card but they also were taught how to colour a beautiful card the Diane way. Love your choice of papers/colours and everything about this.

  3. Beautiful card Diane and I love this technique. Pray please share next time we meet, x

  4. A beautiful bookmark Diane and a beautiful way to present it too. I love Oriental images, this one is gorgeous and the paper you used for the kimono is perfect, it has the perfect patters. Hugs, Chris x

  5. Beautiful card - love it, love it, love it !!


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