Scarab with Gelatos

SS-scarab-gelatos

  • Stamp – Holly Berry House Originals – Cameroon Scarab
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW) Balzer Designs – “Mini Spikey Wheels”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Squares”
  • Crystal stickers – white – Mark Richards Ltd.
  • Faber Castell Gelatos

I am part of a group of cardmakers who challenge each other to create with different techniques and themes. Currently, we have an insect challenge. I have a number of stamps that have insect images, partly because of my interest in becoming a bugologist at a young age. My parents did try to correct me and tell me that it is ENTOmologist, but it was always going to be BUGologist to me! And I guess I didn’t end up becoming one either. ¬†scarab-closeup

For this card I first created the background by covering a piece of multi-media paper with Gelatos in a few colors. I then took a stencil and a baby wipe and removed some of the color through the stencil, leaving the pattern. I then blended it together a little more. I then stamped the scarab onto the background with black Staz-on ink. If you look closely at the detail photo to the right, you can get a little bit of an idea of the texture and sheen created with the Gelatos on the background.

Thanks for visiting today.

 

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