Don't Bug the Beetle Card

Hey Everyone! Justin here and today I am sharing a project using the new Buggy for Caffeine set! This adorable beetle was the last bug in the set I wanted to make sure I used, and I wanted to take a different approach to this one. My last 2 bug cards were more earthier tones, so I decided that, for the beetle, I would go in a vibrant color direction!

For this card, I didn't do my coloring first. I took a scrap piece of white cardstock with the Candy Twist stencil and applied a thin layer of an electric purple glitter gel. I removed my stencil immediately to be cleaned, and then set my piece aside to dry.

I colored up my beetle with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. Next, I took an A2-sized piece of white cardstock and placed the Square Illusion stencil on top. I blended a red-to-pink-to-purple ombré using dye inks, since I knew they would give me more of that vibrant look I was going for! While the stencil was still on my panel, I spritzed it with some water to get that dappled effect, along with helping the colors blend together more.

Next, I took out some nesting square dies and cut a diamond directly from the upper middle part of the panel. Then, I cut out a diamond frame using the nesting dies from a purple glitter cardstock. I adhered this frame directly over my main panel diamond cut out.

I stamped the sentiment "Don't bug me I haven't had my coffee yet" from the Buggy for Caffeine set in red ink on white cardstock, cut it into a box, and framed it in that same purple glitter cardstock. I wanted to make this into a band, and I used the leftover scrap die cut from my diamond window. I cut it into 2 pieces, adhered them to my card, and adhered my actual sentiment over the top.

All I had left to do was some adhering, and my project was done. I took some clear acrylic bubble embellishments and adhered them to my project. I then took an A2-sized card base, and found where my diamond cut out window would be, and adhered my purple glittery Candy Twist piece directly behind it. I took some foam tape and adhered my main panel onto the card base to give the cut out window some depth. To finish my card, I used foam tape to adhered my beetle to the front of my card, and I was done!

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I hope you enjoyed my project and that it sparks some buggy inspiration for your next creation!

Happy Crafting!

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