June 17, 2014

Summer Reading - need a bookmark :-)

Hi everyone.  It's Karon here from Karon's Krafty Korner, to share my creation with you today.  Thanks so much Sheila for having me once again.

I decided that I need a few bookmarks this summer for some great reads that I want to get through.  I decided to have a play in Silhouette Design Studio and make a scalloped edge bookmark.

Here is the bookmark I made using all elements from the new Polkadoodles CD - Rose Budd Papercrafting Collection.

I thought I would share with you how I designed the bookmark in Silhouette Design Studio and how to add the scalloped edge.

Firstly, I am using a rounded rectangle that I have sized to 6" by 2.50".  Then make a little oval to the size that you would like your scallop to be.  I have made mine 0.5" wide and 0.75" high.  I then made five of them and grouped them together for easy manoeuvring.

Now you can move the set of ovals into place.  I have placed them so about 2/3rds of the oval are inside the line of the bottom of bookmark.  You must position them so that the natural curve is on the line, as below.

Now you want to select both the rectangle and the ovals, then right click and select Weld.

This is what your screen should now look like.

You can then resize your bookmark using the scale.  I made mine back to 6" by 2.5".

You could now resize this to what ever you wish.  Also If you want more scallops to the edge, you can play around with the size of the oval at the start, and the amount of them.  Hope that this has made sense.

Here is a close up of the image from the Rose Budd Papercrafting CD, this is Miss Millicent.

Her dress was digitally pieced together (may be another tutorial on the way, if you like) with papers from the CD and then highlighted with Copics.  Here are the Copics I used to colour her in.

Everything is from the CD, I layered up the little roses and Miss Millicent, but that is all.  After all it's meant to be a book mark and I didn't want it too thick, or else it would get squished :-)

I added a little ribbon to the top.  I did double sided printed, so that the back of the book mark was not white.  Also inked the edges of the layers to finish them off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.


Charlotte C said...

Love these Polkadoodles images and what you do with them. I just learned how to make scalloped edges and happy to now have yours to follow when I forget what I've learned. Adorable project.

Rose Tresures said...

I love what you have done! Your bookmark is beautiful and Miss Millicent is just adorable. Thanks for showing us how you done it. hugs, Patty

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Boopster said...

Sweet little bookmark, the image is adorable. I bought the "Dolly goes East" collection and have not figured out one thing (using the background papers). All those images are so cute! Thanks for the ideas on scallops, as well.

Karon said...

Thanks so much.