Wednesday, June 20, 2018

You Brighten My Day - Love Bug!

Hello and welcome!

I had so much fun playing with the Flora and Fauna "Love Bug" stamp set!  I wanted to make a card reminiscent of the 70's with crazy bright colors and a happy feel.

I took the background daisy die-cut from the Hero Arts Layering Daisy die set, cut in black and used it to mast off the center of a card base.  I used Distress Oxide inks over a Winnie & Walter Big Band Peppermint Zone stencil to make a large colorful swirl.  I was going to put the car in that center, but it got lost in the white sections of the swirl, so I decided to adhere the center of the daisy background as a frame for the car.  I used the tiny flower and heart from that same stamp set to fill in the colored sections of the swirls.  

I added a stitched Memory Box circle die then added the car in the center.  I had colored the card using a water brush and some of the Distress Oxide inks, then added some shading with Zig Clean Color Markers.   I then masked off the yellow hood section so I could add flowers, and added 2 hearts to the headlights.  

The sentiment was heat embossed on the strip of black card stock and it's from Hero Arts "Happy" stamp and cut set.

Here's a closer view:

And here's one final view:

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  1. so cute Angie. Love this card. And thanks for the gorgeous card that arrived at my place.

  2. Peace, love and... Funky cool Angie.

  3. Cool design my friend. I love that Volkswagon Bug.

  4. This is such a groovy card! I love how you colored the Volkswagen and the background swirls look amazing! The black frames it out so nicely and the whole thing has a fabulous sense of movement. Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. Wow Angie - I love your retro psychedelic card! The big swirly background is fabulous and I love the colours you used. Roll on flower power!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.

  6. Fabulous card, love that stencilled background. and the VW

  7. Wow! Such beautiful ink blending on the background with solid stamping on the florals, so pretty! I love how you popped up the image in focus using a floral die cut as base. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

  8. Very cute and funky card. Love the background. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. Hoping to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

  9. What a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenge.
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra