Hope everyone is well. Today I have a corner bookmark to share. I love making these - they are quick and fun.
I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Playing in Paradise - Banner inspiration
Papertake Weekly - anything goes with optional something new
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Tons of Texture (hope the string on the banner and the flat back pearls on the flowers count!)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything but a card
Now for the tutorial:
Start with a perfectly shaped pentagon - all sides must be the same length. (You can use Office Word and insert shape to make a pentagon.) Find and mark the center. I folded it in half in a couple different directions and just pinched it near the center - put a dot where the lines intercept. Next find the midway point of each side and mark it with a little dot.
For some reason, some of my photos like to turn themselves sideways and, though I now know how to fix it, it is time consuming and late (or early, depending on your perspective) so I am going to leave them this time.
For each of the sides, match your little dot along the edge to the center mark and put a crease in the center of the fold only. Once you have done this, you should have a creased pentagon that is half the size of your original as shown:
Fold two adjacent sides over and work the crease into a fine point without making a crease from apex to apex, as shown.
Ensuring that your center mark lines up with both edge centers and the tip of the corner, press the corner down down flat creasing the paper. You should have created a diamond like shape. Unfold and repeat for each side. It should now look like this:
Tilt your head to the right :) and working with one side of the diamond shape, lift up the flap and fold the edge closest to the center under so that the edge lines up with/touches the fold on the under side as shown below:
Repeat for the other side and for each of the diamonds. It should now look like the flower below. Embellish as desired.
If you are still with me at this point, thanks for visiting. I hope you have enjoyed my bookmark and tutorial. I hope you have time to leave a comment - I do love reading them. Also, if you use my tutorial for a project, I would love to see it - drop me a comment so I can pop over to your blog!