Monday, January 27, 2014

Happy Caterpillar!

Here is a card from the new Poppystamps release featuring the Cute Caterpillar and Beverly Vine dies, and the wonderful Memory Box Flourish stencil for the background.  I also posted this card on the Poppystamps blog, which you can visit by clicking on the Poppystamps badge on the right.  By the way, all of the new Poppystamps and Memory Box dies and stencils (and so much more!) can be found at Ultimate Hobbies in Orange.  Trust me, you'll be glad you dropped in!

I first lightly sponged pink distress ink through the stencil onto cream colored cardstock for a soft background. I trimmed the sides and adhered this to a green card base.  I cut the Beverly Vine from green, cream and pink cardstock.  I added some depth to the pink and cream flowers using a pink watercolor pencil, then used a wet brush to blend the color out.  I snipped off the pink and white flowers and glued them over the corresponding flowers on the green die cut, sprinkling each of them with a little glitter and then adhered the entire vine to the stenciled background.  I die cut caterpillars from black and tan cardstock, snipped off the legs and the feelers from the tan caterpillar parts, and lightly distressed one side of each of the pieces for dimension.  I drew a little face on the head, added a little pink for the cheeks, and glued all the pieces to the black caterpillar.  I then positioned the caterpillar to happily crawl along the stem, finishing the card with a “thanks” rub-on word.   

I have to admit this card was a bit labor intensive, but I just had to go the extra mile, and I was happy with the end result! Hope you are too!  Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The catepillar card is so cute