Thank You Bug Card

By  Lauren Meader  for  C.C. Designs

size: 4-1/4"x5-1/2"

  • Thank You Bug Card


  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Pretty in Pink
  • Double-sided patterned: Pretty Posies; Plot of Dots


  • Rubber stamps: Bitzy Bugz Cutie Patootie; Small Shadow; Thank You
  • Ink pads: Jet Black StazOn; Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Colored pencils
  • Stardust Clear Glitter Pen
  • Gamsol (100% odorless mineral spirits)
  • Blending stump
  • 1. Cut white cardstock to 5-1/2"x8-1/2"; score and fold in half. Cut 4-1/4"x5-1/2" dots piece; adhere to card front.
  • 2. Cut 2-1/4"x4" floral piece; mat on pink cardstock. Adhere to left side of card, slightly above center. Stamp black sentiment about 1/2" from left edge.
  • 3. Stamp black bug on white cardstock. Using photo as guide, color image with pencils. Outline area with pencil first. Dampen tip of blending stump with gamsol; do not get too wet. Use light pressure to rub stump tip back and forth across first color, then draw in toward center. Color should appear darker around edges and lighter toward center, creating shaded appearance. Sand stump tip with emery board or sandpaper between color changes. Practice technique on scrap cardstock until comfortable with results.
  • 4. Stamp Sahara Sand shadow beneath bug. Use glitter pen to color flower on bug's head.
  • 5. Trim bug image as shown; mat on green side of dots paper. Adhere to card with foam adhesive dots.