Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fairy Bookmark

Hey everyone!
  I'm back with more Tiddly Inks - I think I might need an intervention!  I will enter this into this week's Stamptacular Sunday Challenge as well - you have to use two stamped images.
I'm sure you are tired of hearing me say this but I LOVE reading and so many of the times I give books as presents.  Well, my daughter had a birthday to go to and the little girl she is best friends with reads all the time!  I just love this - so we got her a book and a gift card to a book store.  Now, we had to make her a bookmark to go with it - and she just finished a series with fairy's.  So, what better to use the new Tiddly Ink fairies for a bookmark.  I colored the fairies with Copics and then just fussy cut (I just learned that this type of cutting had a name - thanks to Donna over at Popsicle Toes!)  them out. 

Next, I got out the Gypsy - which never has any time to collect dust - and cut out a bookmark from an old cereal box.  I collect all my cereal boxes as we go through a lot.  Our go to snack is usually cereal - so I have a lot of boxes - LOL!  Anyhow, I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and chose the shadow of a rounded bookmark for this one.  I used the multi cut 3 times - I don't have a deep cut blade and housing but three times worked like a charm.  I then cut out two more shadow cuts in a simple navy color and a normal cut from a stars and moons paper I got awhile ago.  I also cut out three shadow stars from George and two shadow swirls from Cindy Loo in navy.  Lastly, I cut out the top layers to the stars and swirls in a basic yellow.  Before layering any of the paper on the cardboard cereal box, I inked the edges in Nearly Navy from Stampin' Up - I didn't want the cardboard to show on the sides and this worked beautifully.  I then put down my navy paper on both sides and layered the star and moon paper on one side.  I added the swirls and layered the fairies over the top.  Lastly, I added the stars.  I punched a whole in the top and put a sheer yellow, blue and white ribbon through.  I loved the look but felt like something was missing.  STICKLES!!!  My go to bling for a bookmark - it typically won't rub off, it's not too bumpy for a bookmark but you still get that sparkle.

 I added it to all the yellow paper showing - stars and swirls.  Lastly, I added some to the fairies.  In the end, I love this book mark and will probably have to make one for my daughter too - and who am I kidding - I want one for myself!!! 


  1. This is so beautiful. I just love the images. I always have such a hard time cutting my images out. Do you have any tips?


  2. Holy crap! Where have I been the last few days!? (Working on DT stuff and not getting around to your blog, obviously) WOW, Melissa this is just majical! I love the idea of books for presents. I was an avid reader as a kid (and wish I had more time for it now) and it's such a thoughtful gift to be treasured forever. You've done such a beautiful job with your fairies. I just love this! Now off to catch up on what I've missed. xxD

  3. This is just magical, what a lovely bookcard! Great images, great colouring as well. Thanks for playing with us @ SSC, we hope you will join us again next week! Hugs Gemma
    P.S. we stiil need new DT members, please check the SSC blog

  4. This is sooooo beautiful!! Any young lady would love to have a bookmark like this in her book. I just loooove it!!! :)

  5. What a lovely idea Melissa, any little girl would love this as a gift.
    Sharon x

  6. Melissa this is so cool. And your coloring is awesome, some day I want to be able to color just like you

  7. Such a cute bookmark!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our 2 is better than 1 challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  8. What adorable fairies! Just love these! I'm so glad you could join our Two's Company challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

  9. What a fabulous bookmark. I love your images. Perfect for our Two's Better Than One Challenge. Thanks for sharing such a fabulous card with us.
    Hugs xx