Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Technique Tips - Corner Bookmarks with ODBD Decorative Corners Dies
Hi, everyone! Today I will be sharing with you another fun way to use the new "ODBD Decorative Corners Dies" which were revealed in the New Release on September 1st. Have you ever created a corner bookmark for your bible, cookbook, or favorite novel? Once you see how easy it is, you will definitely give it a try!
My first step was to die cut, emboss, and stencil the smallest die in the set. (If you missed Lisa Somerville's video tutorial on how to do this, check it out HERE! )
The finished die cut corner piece measured four inches across, so I cut a white piece of cardstock at 4" x 4" square, as shown in the 2nd photo.
You can use designer paper or any colored cardstock, but I chose to stamp the front and back of my white cardstock in Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink with the ODBD "Vintage Border Background" stamp.
I made a mark at the top at 2 inches, which is the center, then did the same on each side. ***Note: your bookmark can be any length, however, always mark the sides with the same measurement of the top, so that your folds will meet once you score from line to line as shown in the next photo down.
To make the score lines more visible, I marked them for you with dotted lines....they will be on the inside once the flaps are scored and folded. Place your paper on a scoring board, lining up the top center with one of the side marks, then score. Repeat on the other side.
Carefully fold the flaps down so that they meet together, then crease the edges with your scoring tool or boning folder.
I then used a piece of scotch tape to adhere the flaps together on the under-side. This step is not totally necessary, but I felt it was easier to adhere the die cut piece on top.
Now I'm ready to decorate!!!
The bottom edge was punched, all of the edges were sponged, then one of the scripture verses from "The Word of God" was stamped at the bottom. Since I am making this bookmark for my Bible, I wanted to use one of my most favorite scriptures! After all of the sponging was done, the die cut corner piece was adhered over the top. Since the die cut corner is such an intricate design, I suggest using craft glue or dot-adhesive runners.
You can decorate your bookmarks in many ways.....lots of ribbons, pearls, and embellishments, but since this one will be used in my Bible, I left it simple and flat.
Here is what the corner bookmark looks like once the page is inserted.
Another option is to decorate the back side of the bookmark. Since I already had "The Word of God" set on my desk, I stamped, colored, cut out, and adhered the image to the back of my bookmark. The "Seek Him" stamps are from the "Words of Faith" set.
The next bookmark sample is perfect to use in a cookbook. The largest die in the "Decorative Corners" die set was used with red cardstock, stenciled in navy blue to match the stamped "Gingham Background" . The salt and pepper shakers and silverware from the "Recipe Card Icons" were fussy-cut, then adhered over punched hearts. The "Season of Love" sentiment is from the "Baking Tag Sentiments" set; the tag is from "ODBD Recipe Cards and Tags" Die Set. This was super fun to make!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and samples! I can't wait to see your corner bookmarks! The possibilities with these are endless.....you can use any stamps or any embellishments!
Thanks for hanging out with me today!