Buggie Distress Ink Blended Slimline Card ✿ Hello Sweetums

Hello, crafty friends! It’s Angie from
hellosweetums.com and today, I’m sharing how to create this adorable bug
filled slimline card, which features the brand new Bitty Bugs stamp and die sets. To start out, I’ve cut a panel out of
Bristol card stock and it measures 20.5 by 8.8 centimeters. For my
bug scene, I want to make it look like the sun is rising at dawn or setting at
dusk, so, I’m going to create an ombré with a few different Distress Oxide Inks.
I’m starting with Spun Sugar at the top of the card and then blending in some
Tattered Rose for a peachy mid-tone colour. And because I’m blending the
colours to look like the sun is behind, I’m going to add in some Squeezed
Lemonade and this is actually maybe a little bit too bright for the scene, so
I’m going to dull it down just a tad with Antique Linen, and finally, I’m adding in a little bit
more contrast at the top of the card with some Worn Lipstick just above the
Spun Sugar. Next, I want the scene to have some grass
in it, so I’ve got a thin panel of Bristol card and I’m covering that
completely with Twisted Citron. So, now to create the blades of the grass, I’m
using a straight die from the brand new Grass is Green die set and I’m using
the sky panel as a guide to see where I need to place my die.
And as you can see, the die itself is shorter than my panel, here, so I’m going
to die cut the first half, remove the die and repeat the other side so that it
reaches all the way across. To add an extra green tone to the grass,
I’m just brushing on light strokes of Mowed Lawn and blending it together with
the lighter shade. These are now going to be put aside, while I get to
stamping. I’ve got a whole bunch of cute bugs here
and flowers from the newly released Bitty Bugs stamp set and I’m going to stamp
these with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on marker friendly paper.
I’m using a mini Misti instead of an acrylic block, it’s just going to make
things a lot quicker because I’m using a lot of images, today. And, to colour these in, I’m using my
favourite ShinHan markers and I want to match the softness of the background so
I’m going to use some pastel shades for my colour scheme.
I’ve got similar colours and starting with the butterfly, I’m coloring the body
with pink and adding the same colour to the spots on the wings with P145 and P147 and then some yellow on the outside of the wings. For
all the shading in this design, I’m going to use my favourite method of tip to tip
colouring. I think that this creates a more softer shaded look and will go well
with the pastel colours of the dusty background. I’m then moving on to the bee
and I’m using the same yellows as I did on the butterfly with Y38 and adding
small touches of Y34. On either side of the stripe in the middle, trying to
follow the curve, so it gives a more rounded appearance. I’m using the same
pink combination on the snail’s shell and adding shading to the inner edges of the
spiral. Moving on to the mushroom cap, I’m colouring it with the same pinks and the same goes with the ladybug, I’m
colouring its shell as well. While I’ve still got my yellow markers
out, I’m colouring the center of the flowers and then to go with the Tattered Rose in
the sky, I’m colouring the snail with a cream colour in YR26 and also I’m doing
the same for the stem of the mushroom too.
And because my marker collection is pretty small, I like to add a second
layer, sometimes even a third of the same colour, for shading. And so next, I’m
continuing on with the firefly in a mix of light blues. I’m using BG179 as my
mid-tone and adding in a slight line of shading with B68 and then to create a
minty green tinge a final layer of B171 goes on top, just to bring it all
together, then I am repeating the same thing for the little dragonfly, here, and
for its wings, I’m creating a darker tone. So just laying down that mid tone,
adding the shading and then blending everything out with the lighter shade,
again. For the ladybug’s skin, I want a light grey colour, so I’m using CG1 as my
base and CG2 for shading. I actually think this is just a bit too dark, so
off camera, I’ve gone ahead and coloured with CG0.5 and CG1. For the bee, I’m just
going to colour in that stripe, making sure to follow the curve vertically this
time, and then for the worm, I’m using the same pink and blue combination from
earlier, adding shading in between the folds and also trying to keep to one
single light source. I don’t want to add too many different colours to the card so
I’m trying to keep to the same colour scheme, reusing them wherever I can. So, now I’ve almost finished with the
markers, I’m colouring the fireflies butt with peach and now, I’m adding finishing
touches to the leaf and stem of the large flower. I’m using a soft green combination with Y164, GY163 and finally adding some darker shading with
GY236. Afterwards, I’ve gone ahead and stamped a few more flowers and also
coloured them in and I’ve also cut out all the images with their coordinating
dies and placed adhesive squares onto the back. I’m piecing my scene together, now, so, my
idea for this card was to have all the bugs with a partner, so I have to do a
little bit of brainstorming here. I’ve decided to place the butterfly on top of
the card, so that it stands out against the sky. The bee and dragonfly can be placed
together on the right hand side because I like asymmetry. One has smaller wings
and the other has large ones. To go with the same asymmetrical theme, I’m placing the firefly lower down, sort of in the center of the left-hand side
to create more interest. Then on the grass, I’m placing the worm and snail
together on the right-hand side with mushrooms in the center of the panel. Then, I’m adhering the leaf in the
ladybug’s hand and it can stand next to the small flower, doing its own thing. And finally, I want all the other flowers
on stems to be at different heights behind the grass to create depth. Almost finished! For my sentiment I’m
going to use the ‘some buggie’ loves you from the same set and I’m heat embossing
that in silver. I’ve removed the static from a scrap piece of white card and
then I’m just going to dab on some clear ink and I’m sprinkling on some powder and
tapping off the excess. I’ve gone ahead and melted it with my
heat tool and also cut out the sentiment with its coordinating die. This is a new
feature in the Bitty Bugs stamp set where you can have a large sentiment
with a border around it and I’m just adhering that down with some foam
squares. Then for some sparkle, I’m gluing
down tiny sequins with some Glossy Accents.
And that finishes off my card for today, I hope you’re inspired to create with this slimline
card idea! If you’d like to check out the rest of the new release, plus all the
other products in the range, check out hellosweetums.com and don’t forget to
like, subscribe, comment and share! Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see
you in the next video. Bye!


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