Hi everyone! It’s Laura here, and today I am back with a card I created for back to school, which contains a little gift for the teacher who will receive it. The present is a little bookmark that can be taken out to reveal a fun message hidden behind it, and I think this idea can be used in many occasions to create really fun cards with an extra surprise factor 🙂
For the bookmark itself I used the new bookmark die, exclusive to the Studio Katia store, and for the panel in which it is tucked in I used dies from the Dotted Patterns Set 1 Creative Dies. This set also includes the die I used to cut the little slit for the bookmark. To create the hillsides I combined these dies with the Simple Borders Creative Dies.
To add color to the sky and the hills I used my Distress Oxides: I used Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. I added more interest to the panels adding some water droplets, as well as some splatters with the Distress Oxides I had already used and some white acrylic paint.
The sweet Kobi image that I used today comes from the Kobi Loves School stamp set, new with the August 2018 mini release. I stamped it on Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. Here is a color chart for you to use as a reference, where I listed all the markers I used.
I die cut the image of Kobi with the coordinating dies, and started working on my card base again. I first assembled the bookmark by gluing the hillside to the sky. I then used one of the dies in the Dotted Patterns Set 1 dies to cut a slit on the larger hillside, where I will tuck my bookmark. I extended the slit just a bit using a craft knife, and then glued the hillside to the main panel.
I stamped the sentiment on my bookmark using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I made sure that the word “teacher” was be low enough to be hidden once the bookmark is in place on the main panel.
I also glued the image of Kobi on the bookmark, and threaded some ribbon through one of the eylets on the top.
I added a sentiment and some more images on the sky on my main panel as well. These will be revealed only once the bookmark is removed, for a really fun surprise effect!
I die cut the word teacher using the new Teacher Script Die and ink blended some Distress Oxides in Candied Apple and Fired Brick on top. I stacked several die cuts so that I would get a dimensional effect.
For the card base I cut some red cardstock to an A2 size using the Darling Ribbon and Frames Dies and I created my own patterned paper. I arranged some of the small images in the Kobi Loves School set on my round acrylic block and stamped them repeatedly on the card base using Versamark ink. I then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.
I raised the main panel over the card base with some fun foam, and added some of the July Crystals around the teacher die cut.
I mounted everything on a top folding A2 card base, and decorated the inside by stamping some of the smaller images in the Kobi Loves School set with Distress Oxide in Candied Apple.
I also created a video where I show the step by step process, you can watch it down below.
And that’s it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope I inspired you to create with the wonderful Studio Katia August 2018 mini release!
Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!
Kobi Loves School | Stamp Set
Kobi Loves School | Die Set
Teacher (Script) Die
Dotted Patterns Set 1 | Creative Dies
Darling Ribbon and Frames | Creative Dies
Simple Borders | Creative Dies
Round Stamping Block
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This card is just so cute. I can see this bookmark being used in so many ways. I no longer have children in school…but I do have friends who are avid readers….and some who love using bookmarks in their bibles….And thank you for the sneak peak at the new glue. Awesome Video…thank you so much!
I’m sure any teacher would be thrilled to receive this card!
Fun card and the
bookmark is so
Carla from Utah
Very cute and creative card…love how you can pull out the cute bookmark.
This card is so cute and clever! I love the bright colors!
I really love the bookmark. It gives the person something to remember and something useful. Thank you for sharing how to make it.