July 4, 2020

Galaxy Bookmarks * MFT Countdown (3)

Hello and welcome to the third day of our MFT July Release Countdown. Only three more days until the release. 

Our family is full of bookworms, so we're always in need of bookmarks. My older son is totally into all things space related and when he saw my new products, he was super excited. So I made him these two bookmarks.


I started by painting the watercolor galaxy on a piece of watercolor paper that was large enough for both tall tags to fit. There's more than one way to paint a watercolor galaxy and two examples can be found on the MFT YouTube channel. In my case, I simply painted one layer of purple and blue, let it dry and painted dark blue and black on top, added another black layer and let this dry again. I spritzed white paint splatters on top and my galaxy was done. I cut two tall tags from the galaxy panel and two tags from white cardstock for the back. I glued the white tags to the back of the galaxy tags to make my bookmarks a bit sturdier and to get a clean back of the tags. You could also write a nice note to the back.

🌌 Galaxy Tutorial on the MFT YouTube channel:  

Next, I stamped my images on alcohol marker friendly paper and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. Then, I cut them out using the coordinating dies. I wanted to add some clear shine to the helmets but I wasn't sure if using Glossy Accents would turn out well. Sometimes it cracks when I use it on larger spots and I didn't want my astronauts to have some cracks on their helmets. So I used my Versamark Pen, covered the glass part of the helmet with that clear sticky ink and did some heat embossing using clear embossing powder. I repeated this until I had three nice thick layers of embossing powder. I fell like it adds a fun little detail to the project. 

I wanted one astronaut to have a planet to stand on. So I took a scrap piece of paper and cut it to size. I used the bottom part of the tag to die cut one part of my planet piece. I also drew on some craters and glued it to my tag.

Now, all that was left to do was glueing the images in place, add a few star sequins and some ribbon on top. I did not use foam tape this time, because I wanted the bookmarks to be flat.

This is Benjamin, he made this rocket 
using another fun new product by MFT Stamps called Blast Off.


Are there any bookworms in your family or amongst your friends? Bookmarks can be such a cute small present. And what I really like about them is, you can create them personalized for the person who gets them.

Now it's time to hop over to the MFT Blog to see more new goodies that will be available soon!

Thanks for stopping by!  
Have an awesome day,
Nicole

Products used:
Tall Tag Duo Die-namics

10 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I love handmade bookmarks. Tell Benjamin he did a great job too!

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  2. Nicole, This is a darling idea! I will have to make some bookmarks for my students. They will love them. This is such a cute set and you did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Fun project ideas! Bet the kids loved playing with that. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love that you made bookmarks. The details are amazing.

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  5. What cute bookmarks!Thanks for explaining how you did the background and the planet the astronaut stands on. It's very helpful.

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  6. Bookmarks are always so cute! Love the rocket that Benjamin made!

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  7. Such cute bookmarks! What a wonderful idea!

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  8. I love bookmarks, and these are just incredible! Love everything about them!

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  9. I love the bookmarks. I have this set and anticipate making some very similar to yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Good idea to do bookmarks with this set. Kids love this type of thing so the rocket is cute.

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