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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday Tutorial - Paisley corner bookmark

Paisley Corner Bookmark

Stamps: Michael Strong Cloisonne Paisleys MS340EZ (SI)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink broken china, Archival Ink Jet Black
Paper: white cardstock, any decorative scrapbook paper
Accessories: Ranger Inkssentials Opaque white pen, May Arts white silk ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch, scoring tool

1. Mark the center of three sides of 4” cardstock square.
2. Place 4” square on scoring tool so two of the marked spots are aligned in one groove.
Score between the markings.
3. Repeat the process with remaining marked sides to make another diagonal score line.
4. Fold the score lines.
5. Punch border punch to the bottom of the bookmark.
6. Cut a piece of 2 ¾” square cardstock. Cut 2 ¾” square in half diagonally. Save both pieces.
7. One of the triangles goes on the front of bookmark.
8. Turn bookmark over, fold your corners back and put double stick tape over them.
9. Tape second triangle over the flaps. This will keep bookmark closed.


10. On craft sheet (tip: palette paper can be used instead) press Distress broken china ink pad. Spritz the ink with water then press white cardstock into the ink to create a splotchy ink background.
11. Dry with heat tool.
12. Stamp paisley design on broken china colored cardstock with Archival Ink Jet Black.
13. Outline the image with Inkssentials opaque pen. Add dots and lines to add more dimension.
14. Layer paisley piece onto decorative scrapbook papers. Set aside till ready to assemble.
15. Cut a piece of May Arts white ribbon and place out on craft sheet and color with same Distress broken china ink. Allow to dry for a few minutes or use a heat tool being careful not to scorch ribbon.


16. Tape decorative paper to front of bookmark with double stick tape.
17. Tie colored ribbon around bookmark with a knot.
18. Tape decorative paper to back of bookmark to hide wrapped around ribbon. Your corner bookmark is now complete.

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