Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Glad We Worked the Bugs Out

Hello everyone, it's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today...thinking deep thoughts...

In a perfect world, we'd all get along; no arguments or ill will.   But this is real life and conflicts can and do happen.  It's happened to you, right?

Well, my card made with Sunsational Stamp's Life is a Picnic digi stamp set is for those real life occasions when you just want to say you're happy to have "worked the bugs out".  And here's the card:

This type of card is called a Tri-fold Shadowbox.  I made it with a Lori Whitlock cut file I purchased in the Silhouette store.  I changed things up a bit to accommodate the images.  And speaking of the images...isn't that the cutest bug you ever saw?

The tri-fold back and center front piece were cut from a pale blue I had in my stash.  I embossed the center panel with the Cloudy Day embossing folder...one of my favorites.

Next I filled my l'il bug with digital patterned paper.  The paper has a bit of tan in it, so I color- matched the side panels and the center, middle shadowbox panel to that.  Here's a closer look:

I cut the eyes and nose separately and popped them with dimensionals.  Then I coated his nose with black Nuvo Drops and highlighted his eyes with White Gel Pen.  The sun was covered with clear Wink of Stella.

I love the greeting included in the set and wanted to use it, but I wanted it filled with pattern.  To accomplish this, I traced it and filled it with the same patterned paper right in my Silhouette.

And here's one last look from above so you can see the fold better.  For mailing, the sides fold in and to fit in a padded envelope or a "chunky" card envelope also sold in the Silhouette store.

See you soon with another card.  In the meantime, come visit me at Katydid Cards if you get the chance.  And, if you do, please say, "hello"!

Before I leave you, I want to remind you about Sunsational Stamp's month challenge.  This month the theme is Summer Fun.  How about getting creative and join us over on the Sunsational Stamps Facebook Challenge Page.

And here are the rules:
  • You can choose to make any paper crafts/ altered art creation you like as long as it fits the challenge theme.
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  1. This is just the cutest card and how clever to match the bug with a perfect sentiment.

  2. This is just the cutest card and how clever to match the bug with a perfect sentiment.