Sunday, February 8, 2009

Love Bugg


I'm really not usually a 'Valentines-y' person, but I seem to be making cards for everyone this year. There are just SO many adorable Valentine stamps, or maybe I'm paying closer attention to what's out there...not sure which. All I do know is that I simply could not resist this adorable LOVEbeetle Huggabugg from Stamping Bella. These sweet Huggabuggs have my heart! As soon as I saw this one I knew it would be a card for one of my brothers...ack...phewy...gross...did I really just say that? {{{grin}}} Seriously though, he's a Beetle fanatic (has two old beetles, a beetle dune buggy, a toy beetle collection...you get the picture). So I thought this would be a perfect card to send to him and his family, just to let them know we miss them.


The layout is from Jen's Sketch For You To Try. I stamped the image with Memento black onto Gina K pure luxury and paper pieced the car, then coloured the rest with copics. The two larger heart gemstones on the wheels are from my stash (I've had them forever) and the three small ones on the antennas are from AMuse...they were brand spankin new stock at my LSS and I knew they'd be perfect for this image. I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the stars and dots coming out of the box. 

The card base is a layer of Baja Blue followed by So Saffron, which I ran through my Big Shot with the Hearts Retro Sizzix Texturz plate (then I covered most of it with other layers...LOL!). This was my first time using a texturz plate...the result is definitely more subtle than Cuttlebug embossing folders but I like the fact that the texturz plates are larger than a card front, so I could do the entire 5x5 inch piece in one shot. 

The patterned papers are from Imaginisce's Twitterpated line...LOVE them! The white shimmery flower is from MFT and the red button and ribbon is from my stash. 

I guess now that I have a card for one brother, I'd better get to work on cards for the other two. Or maybe I could set up our new Wii and play all day! We ended up getting Guitar Hero World Tour because Rockband is sold out everywhere. That's ok though...the drums in Guitar Hero include cymbals, so I'm good with that.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen 

10 comments:

Janet said...

ack!! this card is darling!! love it!!! have fun with the Wii!! it rocks!!!

jacque4u2c said...

Wow - you did a great job - I love the flower - very cute!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhh, I've never seen this huggabug...totally CUTE!! Love the colors on your card too. Sweet!

Jackie Pedro said...

DARLING!!! I got this and a few other Huggabuggs as they captured my heart, too!!

Norine said...

love the card and that stamp is so cute
hugs
Norine

Leslie said...

Love your card - the colours are fab. Rock away my friend!

diane mcvey said...

This is an absolutely ADORABLE card! I love the colors, the embellishments, everything!!! YOU ROCK!!! :D

Kristie said...

This is such a cute card!

Elena said...

This card is so cute!!! I love the hearts on the wheels!

~amy~ said...

Oh my goodness....such sweetness!