I created this project using the Book Bag and Bookworm digi stamps from JW Illustrations. These are such sweet images - I love them! I made a card with a little pocket that hold the little Bookworm Bookmark. Here's the finished project:
I started out choosing 3 colors of card stock and printing the Book Bag image on all 3 pieces.
Next, I cut the images apart picking and choosing which pieces I wanted in the different colors. This part was fun!
As you can see in the above picture, I took the brown pieces and the red pieces and ran them through my Big Shot using some texture plates. Here's a closer look:
I attached all the pieces on the brown Book Bag image and used a blade to cut along the top of the pocket on the front of the backpack to make the opening for the Bookmark. Then I used a white piece of card stock as my base and started piecing the pieces together using adhesive. On the brown Book Bag image, I was careful to use the adhesive only around the edges to leave the middle part open to allow the bookmark to slide in and out. So for this, you need a nice sturdy adhesive -- I love the red line tape. It works awesome on projects like this and especially for boxes and 3D items - it really stays together!
Now this is where I'm missing a few photos because of my camera going and dying on me (sniff, sniff).
I printed out the Bookworm image and used the watercolor technique to color it in. Then I cut a strip of the yellow card stock, after measuring how long the Bookmark needed to be so it could slide in the pocket appropriately. I used adhesive to attach the Bookworm to the yellow strip and then trimmed around the Bookworm. It added another layer to the Bookworm image to give it a little thickness. Then I personalized it with some adhesive chipboard alphabet from K & Company and Making Memories. I love these - they are so easy to use - just peel them and stick them!
Here's a few shots of the Bookmark in action:
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and I hope you visit JW Illustrations and add your link using the Book Bag image. We can't wait to see what you come up with!
I am linking my project to these link parties......come link yours up too!
Until next time........have a great week!