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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Peeking Panda Bookmark (Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight)

Hi everyone! :o)

This is my 800th blog post!! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs and I made this Peeking Panda Bookmark. :o)

I made this bookmark for my sweetheart. He loves it. :o)

For my bookmark I used a SUPER CUTE Kitty Bee Designs 'Peek A Boo Panda' digital image. Isn't he ADORABLE!!! :o) This is my second project using this image. You can find first one here. :o)

I also used free Paper, Bamboo, Drawing, Visual Arts, Plant PNG image with transparent background found and available to download for free on kisspng page.

How I made this bookmark...

I had printed panda on a watercolor paper for a while in my stash. Most time when I print digital images I print more then one image, just in case if I mess up or to simply have it by hand for another project.

I stamped tiny circles around panda's eyes and colored his eyes with black fine liners. I colored the panda in watercolor technique using Distress Ink Hickory Smoke, just to add a bit of a shade. After drying, I fussy cut the panda and traced edges with black marker. Then I drew highlights with white pigment ink and left the panda aside.

I made a bookmark layout on my computer in MS Word. I didn't bother to edit image to get only one bookmark, as you can see below.

printed the layout on a white cardstock paper. I fussy cut plain bookmark, leaving thin white border around it. I placed the bookmark in a laminating pouch and fussy cut the pouch slightly wider than the plain bookmark. (Update, April 1st, 2019) At this point I didn't laminate the bookmark. I placed the plain bookmark in the laminating pouch to use it as a cutting guide.

Then I cut out patterned bookmark and left it aside for two hours to let color dry completely to prevent ink smearing in next steps. I ink blended the bookmark with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke, splattered the surface with water and dried the bookmark with a heat tool. I mixed DI Hickory Smoke with a bit of water, splattered the surface and dried it. I repeated the same with DI Black Soot.

When I was satisfied with colors and splatters, I traced edges of the bookmark with the black marker and drew white highlights on bamboos.

Here is a photo of all pieces I used to create this bookmark.

I glued all pieces together, placed the bookmark in a laminating pouch and laminated it. After couple seconds of cooling, the bookmark was finished. :o)

Measurements: 40 mm x 173 mm

List of supplies:

I hope you'll like my KBD spotlight project for this month and get inspired. For more inspiration and cute images jump over to the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy StoreKitty Bee Designs Blog and Kitty Bee Designs FB. :o)

I'm linking my bookmark to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 13 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Awwwww....How cute bookmark and it's so elegant, too!! No doubt that your sweetheart is loving it!! 😊
    Your digi project in MS Word is so clever, thanks for sharing the idea!
    You have laminated the bookmark twice?
    Have a lovely Sunday!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. :o) No, I didn't laminate it twice, just once. I updated text below photo capture of my computer. My description was a bit confusing. :o)
      If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to ask. :o)
      Hugs!! xx

  2. LOVE it, Milka. I like the black/grey colors. Great take with the digital thing. I´m not good in such things. I´m happy to crop my digi´s in sizes but i don´t work with a digital paper. It looks really great.


  3. WOW.. this is so cool love the detailed tutorial.
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
    Good Luck
    Rose DT



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