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Grey Bugs

My drawer of grey/black card scraps is full to overflowing. Time to extract some patterns and attempt to assemble something reasonable from them. Their removal unfortunately has hardly made a dint. Time to ask myself – do I need to keep every single scrap of card?

The butterfly was stamped onto matt white card, the wings being stamped a second time onto vellum with a black Staz-On pad, cut out, then layered over original image. I only glued down the body to allow the wings to float up, then created dimension for the butterfly body with Black Accent. I felt the vellum softened the butterfly’s look to better match the delicate background papers.

stamp: from Stamp-it set090

The background script was from a piece of 12×12 Creative Imaginations acetate and the dragonfly paper from Bo Bunny. I stamped and gold embossed the 2 dragonflies onto some acetate too. When you heat the embossing powder, it causes the acetate to curl, but as they were dragonflies, I was quite happy for this to happen. It made the wings look like they had a bit of movement in them.

stamp: Dragonfly F-2870 from PSX


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  1. Butterflies and dragonflies are both very dear to me and I love that these beautiful creatures look so lifelike and delicate xoxoxo I

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