It's Wednesday again and this week I am bringing you a project I recruited my niece to help out with. She's really into reading so the Lawn Fawn For You, Deer set was a perfect choice to make some bookmarks. This is such a great one get the kids involved with and they have something durable and usable at the end of it. They also make good extras to give out to friends when posting your handmade cards!
The night before, I started out by stamping several lots of the bear from the Lawn Fawn For You, Deer set - both back and front - onto some blending card stock with some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I used my alcohol markers to colour these in and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. At the same time, I also cut some strips of Peacock, Sunflower and Chilli Pepper cardstock. The sizes varied according to the scraps I had but they all measured at least 3cm x 13cm (5 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches). I white heat embossed two of the sentiments from the set, 'This is a beary good book' and 'I can't bear to lose my place', onto the card strips.
When my niece arrived the next morning I got her to stamp some of the feathers from the Lawn Fawn Dream set in some Versamark Ink in repeating patterns across the strips of card. We also stamped some stars using some Yeti ink and used a white get pen to add some dots around the feathers.
The construction of the bookmarks is easy as you just have to stick the back and fronts together, making sure that the tummy part in between the arms stays behind the font of the bookmark. To make them more durable, I laminated them, cutting them out and rounding the corners to make it kid safe. Just make sure that you leave enough space around the laminated marks otherwise your bookmarks will peel apart.
Definitely a fun and useful project.
Happy reading, catch you next week!