I thought I'd start this month's samples with the bookmark. I do love corner bookmarks and thought the Wallflower stamp would make a pretty one. I had a bit of a play to find a nice shape to fit the stamp so I thought I'd share it with you. I have a feeling this post could get quite long, as I took lots of photos, so bear with me.
It slips onto the corner of a page..............
.............and I personalised it for Barbara.
I decorated the back to match with my own Personalised Stamp.
Now for how to make it.
Draw two 9cm squares next to each other in the top left corner of some thin card (I used Theuva).
Stamp the Wallflower in the first square like this. I used Jet Black Archival ink for this.
You could just cut an arc following the line of the stamp for the next bit, but this is how I did it. Draw in diagonal pencil line like this. I've continue with a dashed line (sorry it's a bit faint in the photo) to the top left so that it makes sense, but it's the bottom part you want (it should all become clear when you see the next photos).
Set your compass to 14cm.
Put the pencil on the bottom corner of the card and the point on the diagonal line. Check that it meets the same point at the other side of the box....
and draw in the curve.
Add a tab for the adhesive and cut it out.
I decorated the inside with some patterned paper and coloured in the stamped images with my Spectrum Noir pencils.
When it's finished fold the tab under and stick it together (this is a picture of the undecorated prototype). I used Cosmic Shimmer glue to stick it together as it gives a strong bond.
As a finishing touch I added my details to the back. I wanted to add a border of the squiggly lines (to match the outline of the stamp) but I've never been able to do them before (you know I'm hopeless with a pen!) then I had an idea.
I added a pencil line that I could use as a guide to go back and forth over.
When I repeated it I got the effect I was after. It's Lynne-proof!
Congratulations if you got to the end of all that. See you again soon.