My Love Bug

EK Gorman CDD 7:13.1

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I’m sneaking in here today share with you a simple card design featuring the ultra cute Ladybug Garden  stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.

Today, I stamped out the sweet little sleeping ladybug EK Gorman CDD 7:13.4bear onto some watercolor paper with a bit of Archival ink.  I decided early on, that I wanted this card to be soft, so I pulled out my Derwent watercolor pencils (which colors come out much softer and lighter than the Derwent Inktense).

I started the project by coloring in the entire image first with my watercolor pencils, using a dark shade and a light shade for each section.

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Then, using a watercolor brush, and clean water, I soften each section, melting the wax and blending the two colors.

I let the image dry, and then using the same colors, I went back in with the watercolor pencils and colored in again some of the dark areas, leaving the pencil texture behind.

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I added some grass to the project using two different shades of green and flicking randomly some marks.  I added a touch of water to the flick marks, flicking my paint brush in random strokes to mimic the pencil marks.

I decided this image would make a perfect ‘tag’ card, so I pulled out the Tag Essentials die set, and die cut the image with the large tag die.  I also die cut the hole reinforcer from my left over watercolor paper and added a soft pink satin ribbon.

Now, I have just recently purchased the Crazy Stitched Frame die set, and am absolutely obsessed with it.  So I pulled out a pink and white paper from Kraft In Color paper pack, EK Gorman CDD 7:13.3and a set of white and black sheet of card stock.  I die cut both sheets and assembed the papers.  I added a few 3D Adhesive Squares to pop the tag up.  I also added some accents with my White Gelly Roll Pen.

I heat embossed some white embossing powder over a sentiment from the Ladybug Garden set.  The white was a little too light, so I addd some black accents to the side of each letter to help the sentiment pop.

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That’s all for today, however, if you make a card inspired by this one, make certain that you load it up onto the Craftin Desert Diva Facebook Gallery, so we can see you interpretation of this project!

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