Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Penguin Bookmark

Hello there and thanks for visiting my blog today! 

My November header is the culprit to the many rutted trees in my backyard 😭. I have been spending lots of time out in the yard this Fall planting new trees to replenish the many that have fallen, or have had to be taken down,  over the past few years. They had small tender trunks and when the side gates got blown open a week ago, this guy decided it would be a good idea to come in and rub his antlers over six of them. He definitely killed three of them, but I hope that the other three may survive. I was devastated! Then after closing the gates and putting up tree guards around everything that could be a potential patient, I went out the next morning and found this - lying outside one of the gates! He is huge! 

Anyway, on to my card:

 ,,,, or should I say anything but a card, as that is the theme over at Christmas Craft Creations for the month of November. 

So, I chose to make a corner bookmark. 

Starting with a piece of navy cardstock 4" x 4", using my scoring mat, I marked the 2" mark on three of the sides. Lining the marks up and scoring and folding the two diagonals in towards each other, making the back of the bookmark.

I then chose my patterned paper and cut it to fit the inside of the back and taped it into position. A square piece of navy card 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" was cut diagonally, then taped over the two triangles to create the pocket for the bookmark. I traced around the bookmark on to the back of another piece of the same designer paper.

I cut out the DP on the inside of the lines, so that there would be a little navy blue border when this was taped down to the front.

To decorate I decided on the cute couple of penguins from Hampton Art (SC0665) which were stamped on to white cardstock with Versafine Claire Twilight ink and then sprinkled with Sparkle embossing powder.

They were colored with Copics and then die cut with the coordinating die.

For the back of the bookmark, I used the sentiment and snowflakes from another penguin set from Hampton Art (SC0714) and arranged this in my stamping platform and stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with Detail White embossing powder.

I then cut off the tip of the top corner to allow me to pass a tassel through on a needle.

I then took a little piece of wire and slipped it through the tassel, so the tassel would not slip out.

The penguin couple were then taped to the front, holding hands!

That finishes my project for today. This was fun to do, and a little bit different from the traditional bookmark. I hope I have given you some inspiration to pop over with anything but a card for our November challenge at Christmas Craft Creations. We'd love you to pop over and see what the other designers have come up with.

Below are the products that I used in my project today:

Penguin Stamp and Die Set (Hampton Art SC0665)
Penguin Stamp and Die Set (Hampton Art SC0714)
Versafine Claire Twilight
Sparkle Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
White Detail Embossing Powder

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #135: Christmas/Winter
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #28: Anything Christmas Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge #57: Christmas/Winter Critters

Hope to see your project over on the challenge blog!

Till next time,