Tuesday, April 03, 2012


Sweet Stamp Shop April Release...Happy Bugs!

Welcome to Sweet Stamp Shop's April Release Hop!  
Today is the second day of the new releases, so if you missed any of them, you will want to start back at the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog to make sure you see them all!

You should be arriving here from Emily's blog!



Today I am sharing a card I created using the new Happy Bugs stamp set!  
This stamp set is just adorable!
Supplies:
Stamps: Happy Bugs (Sweet Stamp Shop)
Cardstock: White (Recollections)
Pattern Paper: Little Black Dress 6x6 (Basic Grey) and Cuddle & Coo (Momenta)
Colors: Watercolor Pencils (Reeves), C1 Sketch Marker (Copics), Glitter Pen (Sakura)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Bundled Sage and Stormy Sky Distress Inks by Tim Holtz (Ranger)
Ribbon: May Arts
Tag: Metal Rimmed (Avery)
Dies: Samantha Walker's Twisted Metal Tags & Accents (Spellbinders)
Misc: Dove Blender

Instructions:
1.  Stamp the caterpillar from the "Happy Bugs" stamp set and color with watercolor pencils the sections as shown, creating a darker color at the right of each circle.
2.  With a Dove Blender, blend each section taking the color into the next circle.
3.  With the C1 Copic Sketch marker, outline the caterpillar
4.  Using Stormy Sky Distress Ink, blend ink around the top and side of the caterpillar as shown.
5.  Trim a small piece of green pattern paper and fringe the top part to create grass.  Ink the edges with the Bundled Sage Distress Ink.
6.  Adhere the piece just created below the caterpillar and fold the fringes down.
7.  Using Samantha Walker's Twisted Metal Tags & Accents Spellbinders die, cut a window in the center of the black and white polka dot paper (which is trimmed to match your card size).  Place foam adhesives on the back.
8.  Adhere your caterpillar and grass piece to the front center of your card base.  Attach the window frame cut from Step #7 then add ribbons and sentiment.





Remember there is a blog hop give-a-way. If you hop along *everyday* and leave unique comments you will be entered to win one of the new releases!  AND just for sharing the release with friends it's an extra entry.  The Sweet Stamp Shop is also offering a 15% discount off all new sets too!  
The Coupon Code is AR15 

Your next stop on the hop is Laura!
Happy Hopping!

26 comments:

Chelsea said...

The caterpillar is supercute, and I really like how you used the ribbon.

Michele Duffy said...

Thanks for the instructions on this card, I like to see how the coloring was done. Cute caterpillar!

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

very cute.Love the coloring of bug.Great DP.

AmyJ said...

How cute. I love that cute lil Caterpillar. All the colors and details. Just awesome. Thanks for the tutorial.

Jingle said...

This is super cute!

elizabeth said...

Such a sweet card. Love how you colored the caterpillar.

Cait said...

That stamp would be perfect for a bookmark!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Too cute!! I love the grass in the window... thanks for sharing

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Great coloring and I love the grass!

thestampingbug said...

Oh fun! It's a BUG set. The butterfly, the catterpillar...CUTE! Your card is adorable!!!

Kerry

Cassi said...

fabulous coloring!!

Samantha Mann said...

such an adorable window card!! and love to see the step by step!!! thank you!

Sue D said...

Very cute caterpillar! I like the polka dot paper and the grass.

sharon g said...

Your combo of ribbons is so cute with him.

B. Poteraj said...

I like the polka dot paper that you used. I always love my polka dots!

Natasha G.P. said...

Thanks for the coloring directions. I need all the help I can get. Your card is really cute.

glowegal said...

Awww so cute!! Thanks so much for the tutorial, I am definitely going to have to try this!!!

Chris D. said...

What a cute Caterpillar! Love the card!

Lynda said...

This is a gorgeous and fun card! That is such a cute caterpillar! You did a great job!

~Hugs,
RhoLynda
blossomingbutterflycreations.blogspot.com

missstamper said...

Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial too! I love the polka dots!

howo34 said...

Cute card, I love the way you made the grass!

lisa said...

Caterpillar
Super Cool
Gonna have to have
thanks
for sharing loving the hop

Julie S. said...

Super cute!!

Squirlygirl said...

What a cute card Jamie! I love caterpillars! Guess this is another must have set for me :)
~Hugs~
Becky

Lizscraps said...

this card really pops, I like the polkadots with the image.

Melissa said...

This caterpillar is absolutely adorable!

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