I find that I am really into layering things and not just DP. Acutally, I love cutting and almost creating a tole look.
I stamped this image on Neenah Solar White cardstock always using Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink. I use this ink like its water. If you want to know why, look HERE. The bugs and heart leaves were then stamped again twice. The Lovebugs on all were painted with Twinkling H2O's Garnet and Olive Vine on all copies.
The scalloped edge around the background copy was done using The Crafter's Workshop 6X6 Template - Stitch Doodle Dot.
The heart leaves were cut out and mounted on the ground copy using pop dots. The Love Bugs were then prepared to be mounted. If you look at each you will see some White Pearl Antennae. Those are Flower Stamen used by cake decorators. I bought mine from Golda' Kitchen online. She had the best selection of sizes and colors too, and shipping was resonable. I bought micro and small. You are looking at the micro here. They were curled around a think croched hook and then mounted to the back using scotch tape. Then the bug was mounted to the leaves, etc.
The dots on the backs of the Lovebugs were done with Ranger Liquid Pearls White Opal. I wanted the spots to have diminesion like the pearls, so Rangers Glossy Accents was used first. Then the sparkles were done by sprinkling lightly with Deco Art Glamour Dust. All Love Bugs were mounted with Pop Dots.
The ribbon is May Arts, done with the Bow Easy, and mounted with glue dots. The Stick Pin is from the Making Memories Mistletoe Deco Pins. A white freshwater pearl and crystal round bead were added too.
The tag is from Spellbinders round die set. I edged it with Brilliance Galaxy Gold using a Niji Waterbrush, wrote the words with a Galaxy Glitter pen, added some Glossy Accents, and added some of the Glamour Dust to that. It was moutned with pop dots too.
And that wasn't enough. I needed the inside for the card and the envy, both shown below. I actually made the envelope so there would be room for the bow and it wouldn't be smooshed. I used some Neenah Solar White text weight paper for it. LOLOL
Stamps: Impression-Obsession - Love Bugs (Red Rubber Stamp) Can also be purchased in Clear
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. cardstock,
Inks: Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Twinkling H2O's Garnet, Olive Vine
Accessories: Rangers Liquid Pearls White Opal; Glossy Accents; Deco Art Glamour Dust; White Pearl Stamens, Crafter's Kitchen Stitch Doodle Dot TCW131, Making Memories Mistletoe Deco Pin, white freshwater pearl and clear crystal bead. 1/16" and 1/8" pop dots.
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