Happy Bug-day!

I had the idea for this card a few days ago but didn't have time to make it so I did a quick sketch and had to come back to it later...little did I realize how much work I had "cut" out for myself!

I began by stamping my dragonfly twice and my caterpillar once onto Tall Tales Designer Series Paper in Versamark Ink. I then heat embossed using Black Stampin' Emboss Powder and my Heat Tool. I also stamped my ladybug in Ruby Red on Whisper White and dabbed the entire scrap of paper on my Versamark pad and embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. Then came the work-snipping out all of these little creatures with my Paper Snips! (Paper Snips are a must-have for any kind of detailed cutting, they make a HUGE difference!!)

On the second Dragonfly I cut out, I only cut out the wings and center body section. I took a piece of 5 1/4 by 4" Bashful Blue Card stock and sponged over it with Bordering Blue. Then I took a scrap of Old Olive and fringed one side of it with my Paper Snips to make a tall grass effect. This was adhered to the bottom of my Blue card stock to create my "scene."

I adhered the full dragonfly in the top right corner of the paper and then applied the second wing set over top. My caterpillar was nestled in the middle of the grass and the ladybug balances it all out, perching on her Stampin' Dimensional!

The sentiment was heat embossed with Versamark and Black Stampin' Emboss Powder on So Saffron card stock and matted on Chocolate Chip. The entire card was then matted on Chocolate Chip and adhered to a Very Vanilla Card base. You have to let me know, was it worth the effort? What do you think?


sherryd said...

I think this is absolutely adorable!

{Sarah Coyle} said...

wow this is great! almost looks like stained glass!! Thanks for sharing!

Madeline Morcelo said...

This is so adorable...love it!!

Kristi said...

It's very cute! I say send it into SU or another magazine and see if you get it published. It may not be published til Spring time but it's worth it to send.
Kristi in Vegas :)

Julie A. said...

I love this! The colors are great! I agree with Kristi... If it were my card, I would surely send it in. It's definitely a winner:)

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