I made two birthday bookmarks with two of the Taylored Expressions new release dies called Beauty Lies Within...one masculine and one feminine.
The feminine bookmark features the butterfly die...four were cutout...two orange, one green, and one black. The orange butterflies was cutout and adhered over the black base. The top butterfly was embossed and then adhered only on the right side so the left side looks like it's in flight. The green leaves were all cutout and adhered to the black base a little off center so the black showed a little along the edge.
The Beauty Lies Within diecut was mounted on a TE Bloomin' Stacklet 2 diecut that was dry embossed with a Dotted Swiss embossing folder. To create the orange matting, the same Bloomin Stacklet 2 die was used to cutout an orange layer. It was cut into quarters and they were adhered to the back of the white layer just so the orange layer showed past the ends of the white petal layers. Sewing was done around the edges of the background and the sentiment from the Taylored Expressions Chalkboard Elements set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. The black seam binding and the pearls on the butterfly finish it off.
The masculine bookmark features the deer diecut from the Beauty Lies Within set. The deer was cut out of shimmery brown paper and backed with really rust. The Taylored Expressions Birch Tree Border was used to cut out two diecuts...one from Choice Kraft and one from chocolate chip card stock. They were layered and adhered to the Choice Snow White card stock layer.
The TE Label It diecut was stamped with a Happy Birthday stamp from the TE Shine Bright set and the sewing and hemp cording finish it off. TFL!!