It is, in case you hadn’t noticed, coming up to Christmas. And in order to get a few more little gifts under the tree for some of my family, and in order to send some little things to penpals and swappees, I decided to sit down and make some bookmarks.
I started off with some shiny craft paper I had in my supplies, and I wasn’t entirely happy with them.
I’m not sure what it was, I just didn’t like them. I moved on to some non-shiny craft paper, but it was still not quite right.
I tried using some tapes, but I was still very “meh” about them.
At this point I was very disheartened. I felt perhaps that I should give up. I was having the same problem I have when I try to make cards. As much as I LOVE the hobby, and being crafty in general, I find I have style issues when it comes to papercraft. I’m never happy with how they look.
Then I realised that there are certain things I can do with paper that are always spectactular. Rainbows!
Now, I just need to put a comment in here are about those Zentangled pieces that are done on blue card. The rainbow with the ants, you can’t really see the purple one in that picture, but I can assure you that you can see it perfectly fine in real life. The same for the piece that looks entirely blue. If you look closely there is a pattern of poufs and circles.
Anyway, aren’t they so much better?!
I ended up with a bunch of little bits of card. And because I’m me, I couldn’t throw them away. They had to be decorated! Not bookmarks, but still gorgeous.