Bugs and Kisses

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Welcome to the weekend, friends!  Just trying to restock my card supply, especially with birthday and thank you cards, and wanted to share my latest creation.  I did have a particular summer birthday in mind during the making of this one, but sometimes emergencies happen, and they have to leave the house early.  Either way, I hope it puts a smile on the recipient's face.  Enjoy!
I started this card by painting a mixture of Jack Frost, Patina, Key Lime, and Fully Purple Glimmer Mists, as well as Orchard Mister Huey's, with water, onto a piece of watercolor paper.  Once it was dry and just because I didn't have an orange Glimmer Mist, so the Mister Huey's didn't have the same shine as the rest of the card, I spritzed over everything with Pearl Glimmer Mist.
I then stamped the bottom portion of the prepped piece, in Jet Black ink, with the cattails; black embossed the bugs in their respective locations; and mounted it on a piece of White cardstock.
The "bugs and kisses and BIRTHDAY WISHES" sentiment was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a strip of vellum and secured, horizontally, across the top portion of the prepped piece, with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches which run all the way around the edges of the watercolor piece.  The balloon was then stamped, in second-generation, Pumpkin Pie ink, on a White, cardstock die cut; adhered, just above a hand-drawn string being carried by the snail, with foam tape and given a bit of shine with Crystal Effects.  A Black, cardstock, card face, to which the prepped piece was adhered with foam tape, completes the look.
Inspiration for this card came from Colour Me...! Creative Challenge No. 73...
and Cupcake Inspirations' Challenge 311: Bugs and Butterflies.
Before I run, I've got two cuties that also wanted to say hello.
Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit!  Now, get out there and enjoy your Saturdays, and I'll see you next month!  I'm off to enjoy a stack of pancakes.  Mmmm!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Growth (Market Street Stamps); Whole Lotta' Happy (Wplus9); Bugs & Kisses (SU!) Paper: White & Black (Wplus9); watercolor (SU!); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn); watermark (VersaMark); Pumpkin Pie (SU!) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Whole Lotta' Happy die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); black embossing powder & Crystal Effects (SU!); Jack Frost, Patina, Key Lime, Fully Purple, & Pearl Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels); Orchard Mister Huey's (Studio Calico)

15 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Aww! Those little ones are so adorable!! Love your card and I know the recipient will too ... beautiful colours in the background!

Indy said...

Love your background! Super pretty card! So glad you were inspired by our Bugs & Butterflies challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Debbie, DT Sweetie

Lynn said...

Absolutely adorable little cuties. Love their sweet smiles. The colors on your card are amazing Jinny.

Ashley Horton said...

WOW! Gorgeous card Jinny! Love what you did with the colors!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute kiddos and AWESOME card!!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT Sweetie

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the snail and dragonfly!!! And loving the photo of your cuties!!!!!

Maria said...

Your card is CUTE as can be, but not as CUTE as your darling little ones sitting in the chair with sweet smiles!!!:-)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the gorgeous background with all the sihouette images and fantastic photo of the littles!

Leslie said...

Beautiful card! LOVE your coloring and that adorable sentiment. Hi to your two cuties!!

Annette Allen said...

ok first of all HOW CUTE are your kids.. this picture is GREAT.. :)

Love your card.. that background is so fabulous..

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Jinny. Love the colorful background with the black images. Sweet images. The stitching looks great. Awesome photo!

Hayley Kew said...

Now that is a stamp set I miss a whole lot!!! The background is absolutely wonderful :) Thanks so much Claire for playing along with us at Colour Me...! So delighted to see you in the gallery this week :)

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE!! HUGS back to those little Cuties!! =)

Tracy said...

So cute! Awesome stamping and I love the vellum sentiment panel. Hugs!