This handcrafted bookmark was inspired by the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge and a wonderful tutorial for glass flowers that I recently watched. As soon as I find the wonderful blog that I got this tutorial from, I will share it with you all! It was so simple. This handcrafted bookmark is titled “The Secret Garden”.
Everything I used on this bookmark can be found in the Cricut Design Space Image Library; including the tag, background image, flowers and flourish.
I used black for the background of the bookmark to allow the focal points to shine! The flowers, background for the die and flourishes were cut out of white card stock so that I could use Distress Inks to color them. First, I began by inking the flowers with Pine Needles and Salty Ocean Distress Inks. The edges were given a final inking with Pine Needles to make them even darker.
Then, I put Versamark Ink all over the flowers and dipped them in clear embossing powder. Once the embossing powder was heated, I dipped them again in the clear embossing powder and heat set them once more. I repeated this step about three times to get a nice glass finish.
For the background, I inked the white with greens and teals then spritzed it with water. Then, I covered it with Crazing Collage Medium and attached the front of the die. In addition, I put another layer of crazing collage medium over that and added the flourishes.
Hot glue was used to attach the flowers with two layers each. Then, I added teal glitter to the center of the flowers with Glossy Accents. Once I pulled the teal ribbon through the top of the bookmark, I added a bit of the same glitter around the hole. Finally, I added some Black Onyx Liquid Pearls to the door knob on the die.
This project was inspired by the following challenges. Please take a moment to check them out and play along!
Challenge #334 – Tags/Bookmarks from the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog. I was so happy to create a bookmark this challenge.
Challenge #297 – Anything Goes from the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge. I used my Cricut Explore to cut the tag, image, flowers and flourish for this project.
Challenge #407 – Anything But a Card from the Allsorts Challenge blog. For this challenge, I made a bookmark. IT was so fun to get away from card making for a bit, even though card making is my addiction right now!
Simon Says – Layer it Up from the Simon Says Monday Challenge blog. For this challenge, I decided to use multiple layer including the tag, inked background, die overlay, flourish (made of three layers) and the two layer flowers.
Challenge #56 – Favorite Color Combo from the Get Creative Challenge blog. My favorite color combo is blue, green and teal. I used all three on this bookmark!