Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Love Bug

For some reason this card did not want to photograph well and it didn't scan well either. After what seem like limitless tries I just went with the last attempt. Ha~!

IMAGE:

1. This cute Love Bug by Peddlers Pack was stamped with Color Box Black pigment ink
2. Heat and Stick Embossing Powder (also called Oh So Sticky Powder, Sticky Powder, Sticky Stuff, etc.) was applied.
3. Heat gun was applied until wet looking
4. Art Institute Black Wing glitter applied
5. (Important Step) Heated again to set the glitter.
6. Brushed again to remove loose Glitter
7. Painted with Twinkling H2O's Garnet using Niji waterbrush
8. White Signo Uniball pen used for eyes and mouth.
9. Cut out image and used Black Sharpie to darken edges.

BACKGROUND:

1. One piece Stardream Metallic Jupiter text weight paper 4.25X5.5".

2. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. Cover cardstock run through Cuttlebug using embossing folder from Combo Love Language (1 piece 5.25X4.0) The hearts run vertical.
3. Run the left side of the cardstock through first and then line up the rows of hearts to match the top rows of hearts and put through again. (If you look at the white cardstock above you will know what I mean.)
4. Punch the bottom edge using Fiskars Heart Border Punch by lining up and punching the middle first and then the sides.

5. One piece of Dali Dore SHIMMER Nero 76lb Cover cardstock run through Cuttlebug using embossing folder Mosaic Tiles. If had to do this over, I would have punched the edge and mounted separately with the hearts facing North instead of South as shown.
6. Line up left side of Mosaic Tiles on heart BG where you want path to start and mark with pencil. Line up right side the same way and trim from top left to top right mark and do the same with the bottom of the path using the top trimmed edge as a guide for equal distance from the bottom.
7. Mount to White Heart embossed BG.

8. Mount Love Bug using tape on the feet and Dimensional Glue Dots on the top and antennae.

EMBELLISHMENTS:

1. May Arts String Loop Ribbon applied in upper left and corner taped down with ATG tape. [I don't know if I have ever mentioned this, but I use ATG on everything and buy it from the site I listed. If it won't hold, and that is rare, I use Scotch Quick Dry Tacky Adhesive (picture only). A stamping friend, Carole Miller in MO, told me about this and it never fails with papers.]
2. Tied a bow using the Martha Stewart method.

3. The Stick Pin was created using a JoAnn Sew Essential Pearlized Leaf Straight Pin. It is only found in their stores and not online. The Red Glass Heart and Pearlized bead are Czech beads. it was put though the bow knot before mounting the bow with a glue dot.

4. Love You, Hearts trimmed down, and cursive i in Miss You from Combo Love Language die using Stardream Metallic Jupiter text weight paper applied as shown.

INSIDE CARD AND ENVELOPE:

5. The Double Hearts and the i and u from the Miss You from the Combo Love Language die plate were used on the inside of the card and the envelope. The i and the u were each placed inside each Heart.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

38 comments:

craftimamma said...

Awww! This is so cute Shirley. 'Love' it

Lesley Xx

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, what an adorable card, Shirley....just look at that awesome heart bug and I love how you budded the branch!!! The heart scalloped border at the bottom is gorgeous, too!!!

JediSergei said...

WOW! this is so cute!!'Love' it!!!

Elena said...

This card is so cute!!! I really love all the texture! The Love Bug is absolutely adorable!!! Thank you for all the information how you made this card, Shirley!

LadyDoc said...

REALLY cute!!!

Maria Matter said...

Oh, Shirley your love bug is adorable! This card has so many great elements, love the textured path! You always amaze me!
Blessings, Maria

LINDA said...

OH Shirley, This is one cute little bug..Love it..

Cheryl said...

So very cute Shirley!

Theresa said...

Wow! Shirley, your cards are always so gorgeous! Love all the texture!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hee hee so cute, love him.

magic boxes said...

Hi Shirley

What a fantastic card - I love the 'bug' theme and it's great to see textures.

I've not had much success with 'Sticky Stuff' (I was so excited when I found it) but will try your technique. Thanks for your great tutorials, I know how time consuming they are!

Big thank you for visiting mine!!!

Elaine

Etha said...

Oh wow that is WAY neat :) love what you did with the bug and all the different textures on the card. You really have him crawling along that way, super!

retiredheather said...

Wonderful work Shirley. Love the hearts and I think it looks great. Bet it sparkles oodles.
Hugs
Heather

Suzanne C said...

Love all the layers on the card! The border on the bottom fits perfectly as always!

Norine said...

this is adorable love the branch
Hugs
Norine

Beryl said...

He's a cute little fellow. A lovely card.
Beryl xx

Ann said...

Super cute, Shirley!

Lyn S said...

Your love bug is just so cute Shirley!

ps. I have a give-away happening on my blog!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my word that worm is sooo cute.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

So adorable and so clever, Shirley! This is great for any kind of specialty card, birthday etc. Wonderful creativity!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Shirley, your card is just the sweetest!!!! Oh my gosh, how cute.....I love how your cuttlebugged that branch!

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Shirley.
Just love this "love bug"....soooo sweet!

Karen x

Free Spirit said...

Cute love bug. Love it. I tagged you. Check my blog to get it. Thanks. Chat soon.

Stamping Cafe said...

What an adorable card, amazing!!

mochamama said...

hehehe love the worm Shirley, such a cutie!

The Country Rose said...

Shirley, this is just too, too cute!!! Love it!

Barb

Phree said...

Cute card, love that love bug!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is just as cute as can be!!! I really LOVE that little worm!!! :) TFS!!

Tammi said...

I like his little heart antennae's and the heart pin, cute!

Stamp and Smile said...

AWWWWW... your card is SO cute! Fantastic details, embellies and the border punch is beautiful!! You inspire me girl... Smiles! :)

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is so cute! I love the caterpillar!

Hugs,
Becky

Ila said...

This is just the Cutest!! love the bug...and the lace and pin accent!!...Hugs, Ila

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is just so adorable and so cool! I love what you did with the mosiac "path"....totally creative and awesome!

Rina said...

Oh my...he is too cute, Shirley. I admire how you are so detailed in your work!

Brenda said...

Cute love bug!!!! Wonderful idea.

Jessy said...

This is super adorable. LOVE it!!

Anne said...

Hah! Fun card, love the love bug :)

Candy said...

Adorable Shirley!!

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