Monday, December 26, 2011

For My Nephew

I made a third bookmark for my nephew for his birthday. That's all of them now, 2 nieces and his. I used this tutorial here to make a corner bookmark. Red is his favorite color. The striped paper came from Making Memories twinkle papers. The top paper came from the Stack 5, I wanted something that looked like ice and this did the trick. I distressed the edges of both papers and used red grosgrain ribbon to divide the 2. The hockey player was a Silhouette image. The letters Making Memories 7/16" Funky Black letter stickers. I used the word goal this time instead of read, but I think goal has an educational context as well as a hockey context, so it worked for me. For the back triangle I just used black cardstock.
My lessons learned: I was shocked at how little red and white patterned paper I had. I had more red, white and blue papers than red and white. And I really wanted to use Canadian colors. Going to have to fix that. I wanted to put the 'ice' colored paper on the bottom but I have found that it really looks better to have the darker color on the bottom. It just seems to anchor things better.
I would like to share my bookmark at:
Do You Stack Up stripes, closes Dec. 28,
MelJen's Designs no rectangle cards, closes Dec. 28,
Stampin' for the Weekend anything goes, closes Dec. 30,
Incy Wincy Designs winter wonderland, closes Jan. 1,
Crafty Sentiments bookmarks, closes Jan. 3,
Charisma Cardz anything goes, closes Jan. 4,
Digital Tuesday Challenge winter wonderland, closes Jan. 10


Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Barb,

Beautiful card. Interesting theme. Ideal for a boy. Good luck !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

WencheP said...

Very cool card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Rae Ann said...

Love the sillhouette against the bold stripes!

Thank you for joining us this week at Meljen’s Designs for our Shaped Card challenge!

Jac’s Playground said...

Fantastic corner bookmark, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

dragonllew said...

Great bookmark thanks for joining at Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

Leah l'Orange said...

what a fabulous way to inspire a little dude to read! love the bookmark and i'm sure he will too! thanks so much for playing along at Charisma this week! xo

Chris said...

what a great man's card. you did a fab job. your nephew will love this.
thanks for playing with us at SFTW

Suzie McFloozy said...

Barb this is great I always struggle to get a male card done - especially those grown up boys in our lives !
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin for the weekend & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie