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Hi Friends 🙂

Life is so funny.   After I finished my project for this week’s Technique Lovers Challenge, I have to say I was quite pleased with myself.   It was a difficult design and nearly kicked my butt, but I prevailed.    Then I was poking around on facebook and found the webpage of a young artist who is from the town my husband grew up in.   The amazing art that I saw just brought me to my knees.   This young man has a gift that exceeds anything I have or could ever do.   Humbling.

I love to read.  Most all of my friends and family love to read.  So this week, our challenge is to make a card that includes a bookmark.   There are several ways of accomplishing this…. with a attached bookmark (preforating blade), as an insert or as an attachment.


For mine, I stamped my image on vellum and then on white cardstock.   I lined up the area I needed and cut them.   I colored the back of the vellum and the image on cardstock.   They are assembled with dimensionals in between.   I then stamped the image again on cardstock and lined it up  so that the images matched, then cut and matted that piece for the bookmark.


The bookmark itself slides into the front just behind the vellum.   When you pull it out, the image beneath shows through.


Here are my deets:

Stamps:   Floral stamp (unknown maker ~ purchased several years ago at a small stamp shop on Long Island); Sentiment from SU!’s Mini Mates.

Colors: Basic Black, Summer Sun, Basic Gray, GP White, Vellum

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics, black sharpie, Tim Holtz’ black soot distressing ink

Accessories: Yellow Satin Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Kaisercraft black 1/2 pearls and white 1/2 pearls, ribbon scraps, HPH frame, butterfly punch, border punch,  embossing folders, dimensionals, sticky tape


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ll come on over to the challenge forums on SCS and join us!   Have a blessed day!





13 Responses to “~ Save The Page ~”

  1. on 11 Apr 2010 at 20:52Becki Jo

    That is just awesome !!! as usual

  2. on 11 Apr 2010 at 20:59Joanne

    I love it how ingenius. What colour technique did you use?

  3. on 11 Apr 2010 at 21:44ChristineCreations

    Oh Holly it is STUNNING! I so love the layered design of vellum over the paper bookmark!

  4. on 11 Apr 2010 at 22:00Roseanne

    Oh My Gosh..This is so awesome. I am not sure I can even comprehend doing something like this, but I will try

  5. on 11 Apr 2010 at 22:48Marisa

    This is gorgeous, Holly!!! Those flowers are amazing and I love the layout of the card. Well done!!

  6. on 12 Apr 2010 at 05:34Heide D

    This is beautiful! I don’t even think I could get that lucky with this card……great work!

  7. on 12 Apr 2010 at 06:34Marilyn (mlj-mlj)

    Beautiful! It is a testament to your talents that these two images line up so perfectly. Awesome!

  8. on 12 Apr 2010 at 12:42Jen Timko

    You have outdone yourself on this! The lining up process itself is amazing and the card is stunning!

  9. on 12 Apr 2010 at 14:10Pam Varnell

    Totally stunning Holly. Love the colors you used.

  10. on 12 Apr 2010 at 18:38Lisa

    This is really pretty! I like that the card is still a full card after the bookmark comes out too.

  11. on 13 Apr 2010 at 06:39Peggy Allen

    Love the card trio. The bows set them off perfectly. Love all the others also. Great job. God bless!
    Peggy Allen

  12. on 13 Apr 2010 at 10:01notimetostamp

    GREAT project — Love those colors and what a FUN idea!

  13. on 20 Apr 2010 at 13:39Christine K

    Gorgeous! I am without words! I’m going to try to CASE this but I fear it would not measure up!
    Lovely, lovely, lovely!

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