“A book is a way for your imagination to be wild and free’ -unknown¬† Welcome Joy Clair Fans! Tia here from RockyMtnCraftia.com¬†. Today I’ve made some butterfly bookmarks using the You Fill My Day digital stamp set available in the Joy Clair Designs store. I myself love to read and my mom, son and best-friend are also voracious readers, so I have plenty of reasons to keep them in stock. Bookmarks are fast, fun and great little creative gifts to give to all the readers in your life. Let’s get started!

Layout/Design:

I decided to make butterfly bookmarks after seeing the You Fill My Day digital stamp set. I already had a quote from my personal notebook of ‘quote-spirations’ selected. In my editing software I created a text box and typed in the quote under the focal image. On the same sheet of paper, I manipulated the image by duplicating it and twisting each butterfly working from large to small. Doing this ensured I’d have the perfect size for a bookmark.

Fussy-Cutting:

I trimmed my images before coloring so they would be easier to handle. I left a large boarder around the chain of butterflies, it helped to make them stand-out, but also gave the bookmark added stability. For my butterfly bookmark with the quote, I wanted the butterfly to peek-out from the book not the entire bookmarker. To achieve this I used a ruler to mark both sides under the wings and the followed the lines with a kraft-knife. I used scissors to fussy-cut around the butterfly.

COPIC Selection:

My favorite part-marker selection! Since I wasn’t trying to match my image to any design papers, I really got to run free in my selections. I thought it would be fun to use the rainbow on the butterfly chain. Because purple is my favorite color I decided to work backwards. I also chose to repeat a color in each butterfly in a type of ombre-effect.

Top to Bottom:

BV000; BV01; BV02; BV13 and B24; B14; B12; B2; BG01

B24; B14; B12; B2; BG01 and Go5; G14; YG06; YG01

Go5; G14; YG06; YG01 and Y15; Y13; Y11

Y15; Y13; Y11 and YR07; YR04; YR12

YR07; YR04; YR12 and R08; R14; R22

 

For the butterfly-quote bookmark I decided to go with pink, and like the look of pink and green together.

RV13; RVo2; RV10 and Go5; G14; YG06

Finishing Touches:

I wanted to ensure that the butterfly-chain bookmark was sturdy, so I glued it to two pieces of thick black cardstock and once again fussy cut around it. I finished both bookmarks with clear Wink Of Stella because butterflies deserve glitter!

Thanks for following along, until next time-Get Crafty!

-Tia