For my bookmark, I cut a piece of cardboard to 2" x 6" and glued my 2" x 6" pieces of designer paper to it. I'm not sure of the maker of this designer paper as I picked it up at a garage sale this summer and there is no marking on the back. I can't swear to it, but it feels and looks like Basic Grey to me. I sponged the outer edges of the dp with Always Artichoke, which also helped to color the sides of the cardboard. I stamped my Serene Sunflowers in SU Summer Sun and Chocolate Chip and Adirondack Butterscotch, sponging Adirondack Ginger on the tips of the flowers after I fussy cut them. My leaves were stamped in Adirondack Lettuce and sponged with SU Always Artichoke on the edges. I spritzed the entire bookmark and flowers with gold Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineo) and it shimmers so beautifully. I only wish I was able to capture it with my photograph. I used my Cropadile to punch a hole at the top for my gold organdy and spring moss grosgrain ribbons, as well as the gold cord that holds the sunflower charm. The charm was originally silver, but I touched it up with a gold Zig Painty pen.
I like this sentiment which reads, "True friends grow separately without growing apart."
We hope you'll join us in our challenge. You can check out the details and see the other spectacular bookmarks my friends Tosha, Joanne, Frances, Shirley, and Cindy made on our CCEE blog.