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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TMS#102: Summer Reading

Good morning! It's time for another fun challenge from Melissa at the
Tuesday Morning Sketches blog. Our challenge this week is "Summer Reading" and we are to make a card with a detachable bookmark. Hmmm, I had never done this before and did find it to be quite the challenge because when I was trying to decorate my bookmark everything I came up with was bulky!

I used Bookwormabella for my image, and combined her with some pretty papers from the girls' paperie...I love their vintage flair! Bella is colored with pencils and I made a felt rose to which I added a ribbon loop and some leaf stickpins. I like the look of the white image panel and white dotted ribbon paired with the linen colored paper....

Here's my detachable bookmark; I stamped the image and sentiment on DP and added a felt flower. I was all set to use a button, but no lumps or bumps! I used my Cutterpede perforating blade for the bookmark; I tell you, that thing is awesome! One quick swipe and your paper is perforated...easy peasy!

Image: Stamping Bella "Bookwormabella"
Sentiment: MFT "Here's the Story"
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, Fine Linen, and Dark Chocolate, the girls' paperie DP
Embellies: PTI Dark Chocolate Polka Dot Satin Ribbon, Maya Road Stickpins
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, MFT Rolled Rose Die, Rose Felt (my stash), The Cat's Pajamas CutUp Die (flower on bookmark), EK Success Cutterpede Perforating Blade, DMC Floss

I hope you will head on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to check out what the rest of the design team has come up with. I know I can't wait to see! Maybe all the inspiration will persuade you to try a bookmark of your own....

Thanks for stopping by; have a great day!

Angela

13 comments:

Imke said...

Angela, this is awesome. I like how you stamp the image on the bookmark without coloring. It looks great.

Banu said...

WOW Angela, this turned out just ab fab. Awesome awesome. I need to learn how to do this as well and this challenge might the perfect way. Very neat. As always I love how you chose your patterned papers. ab fab :)))

Saskia said...

Lovely card! :)

Jacki Randolph said...

What a fun card with bookmark, oh perfect image for this card. Love how you stamped her on your pattern papers for the bookmark.

Amy said...

Love this LO! Your coloring is fab as always, and your felt roses are to die for!

Linda Palmer said...

I love bookabella. You did such a beautiful job of coloring her. Love the inside too. Beautiful card.

Larissa said...

This is a fun challenge and I love your bookmark/card! The image is so perfect for it. I really like the larfe felt rose.

Dawn said...

So cute Angela! I just love this Bella stamp!

Theresa said...

Angela this is just so great! I don't know this Bella, she is fabulous. Great card and bookmark.

Kathy said...

This is great! I forgot about that stamp when I was thinking of what to use. Love the way you stamper her on patterned paper for the bookmark, looks cool. Great project.

Joanna said...

Ooooh, I really like this one! Nice work!

Wanda Cullen said...

Just had to pop over to your blog after your sweet PM on SCS! I replied there but wanted to thank you again for your kind words! I see you're a nurse as well...am wondering what type of nursing you are into. Love your bookmark card...it's something I haven't tried, but would make a great gift along with a book!

Chris said...

this is adorable!! love the bookmark!