Good morning! Can't believe that this month is half over, but here I am again sharing for week 3 a couple more cards for my month as guest designer over at Paper Smooches:
I have to say that the new stamp set, Crystal Clear is my FAVORITE! And the sentiment from Giddy Bugs was a perfect fit!
For this card, I stamped the jar and heat embossed in clear on white Watercolor paper. I then used a waterbrush and painted on some Mister Huey's mist to color it in. I overlapped the edges of the jar, so you could see where it started and ending. After letting that dry, I stamped the lightning bugs and sentiment, then brushed some more Mister Huey's over the sentiment and let it dry.
I added some Stickles around the sentiment and the jar, as well as on the wings of the little bugs. Then I stuck an enamel dot on each bug for the "glow" part!
Finished off with a strip of MME pattern paper, some sparkly May Arts ribbon that was a perfect match, and mounted the entire thing with foam adhesive on an Every Elle kraft cardbase.
Next up, I thought it would be fun to make an 8th birthday card using the cute octopus from Briny Blue!
I stamped my scene using some different colors of Versamagic ink, then trimmed it down, rounded the corners, and distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool. I hand trimmed the banner, stamped the sentiment in two parts, then stamped the "8th" and cut it with my oval dies.
Layered some MME patterned paper on a Bazzil cardbase, added some lace from October Afternoon and a few sequins, and attached my sentiment banner with foam adhesive.
Too bad my youngest is going to be 9 in September! Might have to save this one for a friend or niece!
Anyway - hope you are having a great day! Thanks for stopping by - I'll see you next week for my final week!