Welcome to this week’s Watercooler Wednesday challenge!
This week is a timely challenge – it’s Gail’s Clean & Simple Summer Theme 🙂
This one was a bit of a challenge for me; what to use for a summer theme? Then, it came to me….
Fireflies in a jar! Although it’s a summer ritual I’ve never participated in, I’ve read that it’s quite a ‘thing’, in certain areas. Also, the fireflies can be called lightning bugs.
I wanted to use some summer fresh colours, so I started with a card base of Old Olive cardstock, then added a panel of Daffodil Delight. These 2 colours make me think of the green grass, and sunshine 🙂 I stamped the jar image from the Jar of Love stamp set in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock, then added the fireflies; some in the jar, and some already escaped (because you’re not supposed to actually keep them in the jar, right? that would just be wrong!) I coloured the little bug butts with my Daffodil Delight Marker, and stamped the ‘glow’ in Daffodil Delight ink. The wings were coloured lightly with a Blender Pen and Smoky Slate ink, then I added Clear Wink of Stella glitter to the bugs’ wings and tails, for some extra shine.
I added some shading around the jar using my Smoky Slate and Soft Sky Markers. The jar lid was stamped onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock in Versamark ink, then heat embossed using Silver Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool. I quickly die cut it using the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits and the Big Shot, and attached it to the card front using Glue Dots. The sentiment was stamped in Old Olive ink.
In this photo, you can see a close up of the fireflies, the shading and the lid:
This was a cute a quick card to make – after the initial thought process! 😉 I am thoroughly enjoying this Bundle (I save 10% by buying the Bundle of stamp set & Framelits, over buying the separately), and I know I’ll be using it a lot more!
I hope you’ll go to the Watercooler Wednesday page, and check out the rest of what the Design Team have created for your inspiration. Be sure to link up your card too, for the challenge!
Until next time – happy stamping!