Updated: Jul 22
Thank you to @debbiehughes #limedoodledesign and #coloradocraftcompany for the lovely Big & Bold Majestic Moth clear stamp set. I was a lucky winner of this set via a Blog post from #limedoodledesign. Believe me; I never win anything, so this was a big deal for me! Be sure to visit Debbie's Blog for weekly inspiration. Her work is beautiful! Now on to the card making tutorial.
Below is the #ColoradoCraftCompany Big & Bold BB311-Majestic Moth clear stamp set. The moth stamp is 3.5" long! As you can see, there are a lot of great stamps to get your creative streak going. P.S. going with the dragonfly would have been too easy... naturally, I went with the underdog
Start with a gray 5"x6.5" card base and mat with white and gray. I chose to design a tone-on-tone background with just a touch of ghosted white so that the Majestic Moth would stand out. I mean, really, do moths get much time in the limelight?
Stamp the moth on watercolor paper and color in the perimeter of the stamped design with watercolor pencils. "Paint" by pulling out the colors with a watercolor brush. This will give your image natural shading and highlights. Fussy cut the image and adhere it to the card front using foam tape for dimension. It's time to give the lowly moth it's dues, so pop it on out there, front and center!
Confession: the only moths I've ever noticed were kind of drab, dressed in browns or grays. I did a bit of research and found a moth that looks a lot like the stamp image and it was called a "Darling Moth". Well, I'm not sure that is a match with whomever designed this stamp, but who could turn down a moth model with that name? I mean, come on now... Darling Moth? That's a specimen that I was ready to go for on this card. No sir; no browns or grays to adorn this beauty!
Why, hello Darling Moth! So nice to see you in all your splendor!
Inside of card stamped with a leaf and a sentiment from the set.
Thanks for joining me! This was fun!