The card started out with Colour Create who have a fab colour combo this week of "hot pink, warm orange and saffron" and I made a "birthday card" which was the only requirement for Cardvaarks.Copics Creations where they have a theme of "summer reading" and a whole raft of fabulous images to choose from by the very talented Elizabeth O Dulemba.
So I just had to make a book mark to go with the card and used two of Elizabeth's lovely images; a mouse for the front and a bear for the back. I coloured these with Copics, added some punched flowers, laminated the bookmark and added a tassel.
Cute Card Thursday. In order to incorporate the bookmark on the face of the card, I needed to pick a "sketch" with a tall design paper panel and Papertake Weekly came up trumps! One Stop Card Challenge wanted to see "patterns" and I used pink patterned paper from Basic Grey Green at Heart, little saffron flowers on white from Stampin Up and a bold pattern of yellows, saffron and orange from Wild Rose Studios. In order to insert my bookmark I had to "3d" the paper panel which met the challenge at Prairie Fairie and I also decoupaged and glazed the balloons which are digital images from Black Leaf. Finally Paperplay had an "anything goes" theme and it seemed churlish not to enter!
I added Prima flowers and a pearl-brad, a gem string on the bottom right and finished with a little teddy charm. I used my own teddies as models for the picture on the front of the card. I had to take their clothes off first and then position them individually to draw them how I wanted them. Hubby thought I'd gone mad and if I had checked out Copics Creations first then I could have found lovely teds and simply printed them out!