Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Oriental Lantern

Anne here with today's blog post.  Instead of creating a card for today's post, I decided to create a book mark.  I know more and more people are using electronic devices to read now, me included, but I still prefer to read an old fashioned book.

To create my book mark, I started out with one of the new Asian themed dies: Oriental Lantern.  I die cut this twice - once from white cardstock and once from red fun foam (so I could add dimension).

To color the lantern, I used my new Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter markers.  The amount of sparkle and shine these markers have are amazing (much better than my other glitter markers).  I also used a Gold Leafing pen on the sections colored in gold.

The patterned paper is from Graphic 45 (Birdsong) and the sentiment is one I found online by googling Chinese proverbs.

When trying to figure out my design, I knew I wanted something a little more that just a basic rectangle.  So I added a flip element to it.  That way, the book mark can be used as you normally would, or you could flip part it over the page you are reading.

Be sure to check back often to see what the rest of the Design Team is creating using these new Asian themed dies.  And don't forget to use the code anne15 to get 15% off the everyday sales prices on your total Die-Versions order.


  1. Gorgeous bookmark Anne! I love how you decorated the lantern and that sentiment works perfectly!

  2. This is so amazing, Anne!! I love the flip design of the bookmark!! The Oriental Lantern looks stunning!! Wow!! The colors are spectacular!! Love the sentiment, too!!