Hi all! I must have bugs on the brain because I saw these little fireflies in a Fred She Said flower digi stamp! This blue and green color combo are ones that I have been wanting to play with for a while now. I started with the Whirly Foldy Flowers digi stamps and cut out one petal and center for the bodies of the fireflies. Then I colored them in with my prismacolors and OMS.
To bling them up they are outlined with a Sakura pen then glitter dots added. The wings are two hearts punched out of green velum, a slit cut to "separate" the wings, glued at the points, folded and a glitter swirl added for sparkle. I wanted these little bugs to really glow so I added glow paint to their bottoms. Now with a little charging in the light they will really glow in the dark like real fireflies! My grandkids are going to love it! Good thing I bought extra glow paint!
The design was from Card Positioning Systems and is for their challenge #124. If you are not familiar with CPS they have a weekly challenge for great card design sketches at their site. If you get stuck for a layout design drop on over and browse through all of the past sketches and look at all the links for the current and past challenges. The DT has examples to get your creativity going. Post a card that you have made from one of their sketches and enter for a chance to win!
I am working on another card to post for another challenge so, off to clean off my table so I have room to make more cards!
Comments welcome, tell me how you like the little buggers!