BUGS & KISSES
I see so many cards with this cute little saying that I had to make a couple of them for my boys to send them to their grandparents. Little Treasurers is the perfect stamp set for this. All products are CTMH unless otherwise noted. I made both of these cards with all scraps from my scrap container, so that is why there is a Clover Meadow card base and a Buttercup card base. You know how I love to use up my scraps.
On both cards I used the leather paper technique on the Cocoa cardstock. The first thing I did was spray the cardstock with water and then crumbled the paper into a ball. After I unfolded and smoothed it out, I swiped my Cocoa ink pad across it to make the ridges stand out.
Then I took Weathered Backgrounds and stamped it in Orange ink on the Orange cardstock. After attaching this to the card I stamped the jar, the fireflies and butterfly from Little Treasures in Black ink. I used the following markers: Grey Wool, Grey Flannel, Sunny Yellow, Desert Sand, Clover Meadow, Citrus Leaf, Brown Bag and silver pen (non-CTMH). I daubed the White Daisy cardstock with Clover Meadow and matted it on Buttercup cardstock.
I stamped BUGS from Bugs in Cocoa ink and KisseS and & from The Works Alphabet (2007 April stamp of the month) in Cocoa ink. I stamped "&" on Clover Meadow cardstock and matted on Buttercup cardstock. I finished off the card with Clover Meadow gingham ribbon (retired) and Buttercup brads.
On this card I used the same techniques and stamp sets I just switched the colors from Clover Meadow to Buttercup when it was appropriate to keep the color scheme.