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Big Bug Hugs with Heffy Doodle

Hey there crafty friends, Davina here for the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today, sharing some summer colored hugs. Did you see the beautiful Mood/Color board last week that was posted on the blog?! It was gorgeous and I will have to make a million projects with these colors.

So today I am sharing a slimline card that is inspired by the July mood board, and using my first purchase of Heffy Doodle Stamps. I’ve been trying very hard to limit my purchasing to certain brands. But I am not being held accountable to anyone but myself, so my plans got off track. And I’m not sorry.
I used an adorable set called Big Bug Hugs and their matching dies, and the large mushroom stamp and die from Gnome Matter What, to create this card. Both sets are currently available in the BRI online store so if you like it please go check it out, I created links for you.
I cut two panels of Bristol smooth cardstock down to 3x6 inches. I used a grassy hill die to cut one almost in half (just a little less than half so that the tallest part of the hill would be in the center.) I then used scattered straw and cracked pistachio Distress Oxide inks to inkblend both pieces making sure that the green on the back panel would blend up over the grassy hill. I splattered with clean water, white opaque ink, and a shimmery metallic coral ink.
While these pieces dried completely I got to work stamping and coloring. I stamped all of the images from the Big Bug Hug set and the large mushroom for Gnome Matter What onto my bright white cardstock using my stamp platform. I use it for every single thing I stamp. I don’t know how I lived and crafted before it was a “thing”  my lines are always dark and crisp and my images always look great. I used my Copic markers that matched the color theme, and a white gel pen for highlights.
I decided to pop up my two flying characters on Fun foam by using the matching dies to cut them out of white foam sheets and placing them under and acrylic block to dry, knowing that my grassy layer would be mounted on foam tape and that the lower images would be the same height off of the card. I  stamped the greeting onto the grass layer before attaching with foam tape, then tucked the background images behind the grass, and adhered with liquid glue. I applied  all the little critters to the grass area, then the stickers I created with the stamped images on Fun foam. There was barely enough room for everyone to fit on there.

I attached a piece of coral texture cardstock from my stash, then mounted it all onto a card base with Scor Tape. I have acquired a ton of round iridescent no hole confetti sequins in many colors and have using them on all of my projects lately, I love the glimmer and glitter, and the fact the they look like different colors from different angles.

I hope you like this little card and that you use this beautiful color board to create something soon. If you do please make sure to use the hashtag #brimoodboard so we can see your take on the theme.
Xoxo, Davina


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