Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nature and Penny Black Stamp

 I just bought the Penny Black Stamp - Sweet Fairies.  I love the little one holding the lady bug and the stomach sticking out.  I stamped it with Memento black ink and colored it with Copic Markers.

I used the Crafter's Companion Die'sire Create-A-Card Cutting & Embossing Die called 'Precious' and added the Cherry Lynn Design border "Francesca".  

The inside frame with the Penny Black Stamp 'Sweet Fairies', I used the Cherry Lynn Swedish Spring Floral Frame and Cherry Lynn Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker Frame.

In the floral area, I used the Cherry Lynn Design dies:  Fanciful Flourish, Flourish Leaf Strip, small Tea Rose and made the rose buds from the medium and small Tea Rose dies.  I cut a few small butterflies from the Memory Box butterfly strip.

The hummingbird and dragon fly is from the Cherry Lynn Design 'Tiny Things with Wings'.  

Below, I made the tiny lady bugs with the Deluxe Aleene glue gun and Aleene glue sticks. I made about 20 red glitter dots at a time.  I used the dots to make red holly berries or lady bugs.  

The Deluxe Aleene glue gun kit comes with a variety of tips.  I used the smallest round tip.  First, set the glue gun to the hotter temperature.  After doing about two dots with the glue, immediately add glitter.   After all of the red glitter dots have cooled, I used Ranger Rick Black Liquid Pearl to the tips of the red glitter dots for the head of the lady bugs and a black Sharpee pen for the dots of the lady bug.  Also, a powder red pearl is beautiful to use besides the red glitter.  If you use the red pearl powder, wait until the glue is no longer hot and very dry.  Using your fingers,  add the red pearl powder to the glue dot.  It looks like a real pearl. 

If there is any glue string on the dot, I cut it off with scissors.  Not all glue dots were perfectly round.  I found one mistake that I was making earlier was waiting for the string to break and not releasing the glue gun immediately.  Therefore, I wasn't getting the good dots.  Therefore, release the glue gun handle immediately to get better dots.  I really don't know if putting the glue dots on aluminum foil is better but I think I like parchment paper better.
This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Cherry Lynn Design Challenge #197 - Back to Nature
Scrapy Land Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge #30 - Summer Time Fun
7 Kids College Fund #132   - Anything Goes

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