Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bugs & Beetles Get Well Card

I am not particularly fond of bugs, beetles, or anything that flies and buzzes around - with the exception of butterflies.  I was not a child who collected bugs in a jar, instead aggressively removing them from my house whenever I saw them. And some bugs, like the Ash bore beetle needs to be totally exterminated, having done some incredible damage to our Ash trees!

So why would I get a bug stamp set?

Not collecting them does not mean I am not fascinated by them.  In their own environment they are a wonderful. Talk about colour schemes, shapes, etc!! These are not only a means of identification, but also,more important to us, these colours and shapes or more, can be a source in inspiration. In addition I do craft shows and I have customers who would love this subject on cards.

I found the idea for this get well card  on Pinterest .


Confining the bug in a jar appeals to me tremendously, so the Everyday Jars Framelits were a god send. After putting the bug in the jar I immediately put a lid on it. Then it was coloured with markers. The die cut jar was adhered to a stitched Crumb Cake circle with dimensionals and matted with a Soft Suede scalloped circle. This art piece was adhered to the card front.

The sentiment (non SU) was stamped on Whisper White.  It was perfectly paired with the topic for this card.  A couple of flying bugs were stamped below the sentiment. After die cutting and matting the sentiment it was adhered to the card front.

The Soft Suede card base is layered with the striped pattern of the Soft Suede DSP, with a 1" strip of the dot pattern along the left side. A 1/8" stitched Bermuda Bay ribbon was placed over the seam.  This brought a pop of colour to the otherwise monochromatic card.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Jar of Love, Sentiment (Class Act Stamps) non SU, Bugs & Beetles
Inks: Black Memento, Basic Gray, SU markers (Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Pool Party)
Papers: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Suede DSP
Accessories: Shape Stitched framelits, Layering Oval framelits, Everyday Jars Framelits, 1/8" stitched Bermuda Bay ribbon, dimensionals, Layering circle framelits.

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