It seem like I have been doing a lot of “things with wings” lately, like a challenge for Creative Carte Blanch which used a butterfly and dragon fly, and I also have done a few cards for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges using Holly Berry House scarab stamps (like the Challenges for March 9, 2015 and for July 11, 2016). But hey, beetles are a great winged beastie and so I’m using another Holly Berry House scarab in this challenge
First, i stamped a collage beetle stamp from A Stamp in the Hand in Archival Ink on a scrap of alcohol ink ombre on glossy white card that I had in my stash. I matted the trimmed image on two coordinating colors of blue card and mounted the piece on a pre-folded white card.
Next, I stamped a Holly Berry House scarab on a scrap of a third color of blue card using Distress In. I spritzed it with Pssst! Sheer Shimmer spray and edged it with a Distess Marker after fussy cutting it. (You might be able to make out some of the shimmer in this photo):
- Stamps: Dylusions “Quintessential Quotes” (DMK34490); Holly Berry House “Small Scarab” (160SI); A Stamp in the Hand “Beetle Collage” (B-1933)
- Inks: Distress Marker “Faded Jeans”; Distress Ink “Stormy Sky”; Archival “Jet Black”; Psst! Sheer Shimmer spray “Sparkle”
- Papers: Scrap alcohol ink ombre on glossy card; scrap 3 shades of blu card; The Paper Studio Value Pack “white”
- Adhesives: Viva las Vegas “Miracle Tape”; EK Tools 3-D Foam Dots