Be My Love Bug

Hello again!
We have a new challenge starting today at Tuesday Throwdown!  It's an awesome sketch!!
For my card, I decided to revisit my past blog posts and try to remake a card.  Our sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe so I went way back to a post from my first few months of blogging and settled on remaking my Butterfly Hugs card.

I drew inspiration from the background papers, how they all had some sort of dot on them and used my new Simon Says Zig Zag Dots stencil.  I added sparkly embossing powder and heat set that once it was all dry.  To keep with the blue theme from my past card, I used some blue and teal watercolors over the background and let them moosh together.

While that dried, I cut out my doily type frame along with the scallops and image pieces.  I've used the Animal and Bug Love Stamp Set.  The butterflies are colored in with watercolor pencils and a shimmer water brush, along with glossy accents on the hearts.

I die cut out a banner and stamped/heat embossed my sentiment and then adhered it below my image.  In keeping with the frame of the original card, I cut out a scallop border base with my Silhouette.

While it is completely different from my original card, I totally love it!  The butterflies could be a little bit bolder...I should have added a few more layers of color..but other than that, the card is awesome!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    2 Cute Ink #121-Going Buggy
    Crafts 4 Eternity #208-Blue Tones
    Crafty Cardmakers #130-Something Old, Something New
    Crafty Catz #261-Polka Dots
    Word Art Wednesday #165-Anything Goes

So be sure to stop by Tuesday Throwdown and join in our fun sketch challenge!!
 Thanks for visiting!! <3


  1. Emily, I adore this card!! The butterflies are so soft and pretty and look brilliant against your zig zag background!! Beautifully done and a fabulous take on the sketch my friend! HUGS :)

  2. What a beautiful card, Emily. I love all the amazing texture on this lovely card. Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share both your time and talents with us. We appreciate your participation in our challenges SO MUCH and hope you enjoy playing along with us. God bless you.
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  3. This is gorgeous Emily! I LOVE the zigzag stencil and those butterflies are so pretty against the die cut frame.

  4. Great card. Love the background. Thanks for sharing them with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  5. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  6. I just love the pretty watercolored butterflies, and the WC background accents- just beautiful the way the colors turned out. Fab card!

  7. I'm desperate for that stencil but SSS's postage to the UK is completely ridiculous, so I shall just have to admire it from afar!

    Gorgeous card, love the stencilled background, the colour and the cute sentiment suits the image perfectly.

    Thanks for sharing with us

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  8. A very pretty card. Your colours are beautiful and the butterflies are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.