A little while ago I made a children’s birthday card using the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set and coordinating Wiggly Bugs Dies. It’s a really fun stamp set with lots of cute bugs and flies, and at first glance definitely designed for children, While I was working though, I wondered if I could make a more grown up project without bringing in any other sets. As I began to create, my design choice was definitely influenced by the word play in the sentiment.
ONE DRESSED UP FLY
I began the project by choosing the smiling fly image and the separate pattern stamp designed to decorate it.
First I wiped a scrap of Shimmery White Card with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Then I used VersaMark ink to stamp the fly outline. I sprinkled the sticky ink with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Then I removed a few stray specks and heated the rest of the powder with my Heat Tool on 2 (high) until it just began to melt. At this point I stopped and let the image cool.
Next I used VersaMark ink to stamp the pattern image onto my fly. This time I sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess and removed the stray specks. Now I could use my Heat Tool on 2 (high) to melt all the embossing powder completely.
With the embossing done I then used the coordinating die from the Wiggly Bugs Dies to cut out the fly and set him aside.
WHAT’S IN A WORD
Now my fly was done I naturally went looking for a plant-themed background. I decided that the Magnolia Lane and Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP) designs were either too large or too busy. So instead I pulled out the Garden Lane DSP pack. As I was looking through the various patterns one simply jumped out at me. It looked just like a maze! Well it was obviously meant to be.
Inside the packet I even found a small off-cut of the maze design that would be perfect for my project. So I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach it to a layer of Mossy Meadow Card.
To keep the focus of the project uncluttered I opted for a card base of Thick Whisper White Card. Then using more liquid glue I attached the layered DSP to the front before adding my embossed fly with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally on the front of the card I stamped the “You amazzze me” sentiment from the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set using Mossy Meadow ink.
I’ve found that heat embossing on the outside of envelopes can be damaged when going through the mailing system so I opted for a simple inked design instead. That said, I still wanted to make the envelope and inside of the card coordinate with the front so that influenced my choice of colours.
On the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope I first stamped the fly using Smoky Slate ink. Then I added the pattern using Crumb Cake ink. While it wasn’t embossed and glossy, it certainly was a good alternative.
Next I stamped the fly in exactly the same way at the top of a layer of Whisper White Card. To complete the card I fixed this layer inside the card base with liquid glue and I was done.
When I started this project I wanted to create a more grown up card using the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set and I think I succeeded. I also ended up with great word play off the sentiment and the maze-like DSP design. What do you think?
You’ll find the first card I made using the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set and coordinating Wiggly Bugs Dies in my blog post Bugs I like in my studio.
BUNDLE BONUS – I purchased the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set and coordinating Wiggly Bugs Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant that I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links to both options in my product list below so you can compare them if you wish.
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