Tuesday, May 5, 2009

SNSS Digi - A Flower For You

Isn't this just the sweetest lil' bug ever? I fell in love with this lil' guy! He is a new digi from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I love to use digis because I am lazy and do not like to clean rubber they are so easy to use! The digis from SNSS are especially easy to color because they are drawn with outlines that are just a lil' bit wider than most (Thank you, Korin!) and are more Copic-friendly for those of us that tend to color outside the lines just a tad! I have put all the colors I used in the picture to give you some reference. The base card (5"x7") is SU Summer Sun CS and I have layered with Black SU CS. The DP is a red gingham from DCWV Classic Prints & Cardstock Stack.
After I colored the main image, I colored another of the flowers, coated it with Glossy Accents, trimmed it, and popped it up on foam dots for some 3-D effect. I love the way it makes the flower really POP! I also gave him a "halo-effect" with two shades of grey. I like the extra depth this gives to the main image. I also "glossed" his nose, cheeks and antennae! I layered him on the black CS and then attached round silver brads with flower bead spacers from my stash. Then I popped him up on 1/16" foam.

I printed the sentiment on SU Whisper White, using two different fonts and layered it with the yellow and black CS. I added another brad/spacer to coordinate with the main image. I popped this up on 1/8" on the left and mounting squares above the edge of the main image.

The ribbon is a red grosgrain from my stash and some SU Real Red Gingham that I was blessed with recently. I have been on a charm kick lately and I found these Blue Moon flower charms at Stuff Mart last time I went. I thought it matched perfectly!

I followed the theme on the inside, with a slight twist. I used SU Real Red and Whisper White CS with SU Black/White Gingham ribbon and more of the brad/spacers.

I left the inside blank...you never know what you might want to say to a friend. All in all, this was a joy to make and I will have a hard time parting with it.



Cindy E said...

Shannon, this is just so cute! I love all the little details (glossy accents, charms, popped flower, etc.) and red/black/white is a great color combo! TFS

Cindy E.

kisatrtle said...

He is a very cute bug. Can boys be ladybugs? I guess. Anywho, thanks for the info on the copics. I'm going to save a little money and try to order some for my birthday in july. seems I'm a little (okay alot) broke right now.

Today's word: uncuts it's like an encore but different

eiyiyi said...

Adorable little bug. Beautiful job on this card.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shannon.

Hugs Riet.x

Staci said...

Your cards are beautiful! You are making me want to start doing so much more with scrapping. I have seen the digital stamps but like the copics haven't ventured out. I just need to jump right in and get me some copics, some digi stamps and some heat embossing stuff.