Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hambo Stamps Lightning Bug

I have a bright encouraging card to share with you today!

Our Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown challenge this week is to make Encouraging Cards for our troops to send home to their family and friends.

I used a cute Hambo Lightning Bug rubber stamp for my card and colored it with Copic markers:

FY1, Y11, YG01, FYG02, BG01, W1, W3, W5, C00, C1.

Did you notice a couple of "F's" before the other color numbers?  Those are florescent Copic markers!

I also used a Hambo Stamps sentiment rubber stamp to go with my Lightning Bug, a few different embossing folders, Spellbindders & Cheery Lynn Designs dies and crochet thread.  The carstock colors are Sorbet Ice Blue, Stampin' Up! Green Galore, Astrobrights Solar Yellow and Copic X Press It.

This was a fun image to color and try to blend the yellow/greens, blue/greens and florescent colors together.

We also have a new Hambo Hoedown starting today, all I"m going to be able to tell you is it involves Polka Dots!  You have to go over to the Hambo Hoedown to see the rest of the challenge :)

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Donna Hanley said...

Jan, Fabulous card. I love all the embossing and our precious little image so nicely colored. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Yvonne B. said...

Jan, this is such a great card! I love the colors and your bug. The textures of your embossing for your background works wonderfully! This is perfect inspiration for the midweek throwdown! Thanks!

Ana Carolina Little said...

This is such a fun card Jan!!!. Love all that embossing and what you did around the bug with yellow marker???. NICE!!!

Unknown said...

Jan, I love this little guy. The embossing looks a bit like strings of inch worms at first glance... such a cute effect! Plus the button is a nice added touch. Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Gorgeous Jan! Love the bright colours together and that image is the best ! hehe :)

kssdesigns said...

This is about the cutest bug I've ever seen! Can I just say I'm envious of your coloring skills? Darling little card!!

Anonymous said...

Thx for your post, I really enjoy your blog. Long time lurker, first time commenter, you know the drill. I tried to share this one time before, I don’t think it posted correctly…hopefully it will this time!

Darlene Lyons said...

Wonderful card to brighten up anyone's day! I have enjoyed visiting your blog and have added myself to your followers! Hugs!

Carol L said...

EEEK! What a CUTE lightning bug, and I just adore these colors! What a fun, delightful card!
I'd love to have you come over and stay until October! If only we didn't live so far away from each other ;)

Dixie Cochran said...

I love your lightning bug!!