Hello my friends and welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday Butterfly Bookmark post. As promised in last Friday’s post Clear Bookmark, I will share my tutorial for the acrylic bookmarks. Let’s get right into it!
The first acrylic bookmark was so much fun; I had to make another one tonight. This time the piece of acrylic is from a Martha Stewart stamp set package. The acrylic measured approximately 7 ¼” x 3”. With the help of my Score-it board the piece is of acrylic is scored at about 3 ¾”. This will make the back of the bookmark a bit longer than the front.
Next, I used the 2 ¼” x 3” Classic large oval Nestabilities die to cut and emboss the cardstock. While it was still in the die, I added Antique Linen and a light touch of Tea Dye Distress ink.
I left the card stock in the die for this step as well to keep the edges clean. I stamped some script text with Hot Off the Press “Delicate Patterns” stamp with Memento’s Rich Cocoa ink.
I used a Martha Stewart butterfly stamped with Jet Back Archival ink. To add the color I stayed in the Martha Stewart family and used her Tangerine dye ink pen. After fussy cutting the butterfly out, I needed to touch up the edges a bit. To do this I used my black Le Plume marker around the outer edge.
This past weekend I purchased the new “Tattered Florals” Alterations die by Tim Holtz. I cut out two of the smallest flowers from some scrap paper that I’ve had lying around.
The center of the flower is just a piece of yellow paper cut out with a paper punch. All of the layers were sponged with Antique Linen and a tad bit of Fired Brick Distress ink. Before gluing the flower together with a bit of Zig 2 Way Glue Pen, I scrunching the petals with my fingernails to give them some texture.
Again, I ran everything through my trusty Xyron sticker makers to adhere them to the acrylic bookmark.
And there you have it, a new bookmark for the college algebra textbook.
These were really fun to make. I’m always open to comments, so let me know what you think. Have you ever created a clear bookmark? Thanks for stopping by the craft room for today’s Flashback Friday Butterfly Bookmark tutorial. Have a fantastic weekend and I’ll see you again soon.
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