Here’s another summer-themed greeting card, this time using Lawn Fawn’s Summertime Charm stamps.
This is another new favorite stamp set. It totally brings me back to camping in the summer and catching fireflies to watch them light up the sky. Of course, my sisters and I called them lightning bugs instead, just to rile up my mother. She is phobic about lightning and thunder to this day!
I used vellum for the jar and the fireflies inside, which I colored with my Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I cut them out with the corresponding Summertime Charm dies. The escapee firefly was stamped on white paper and popped up using adhesive foam. I added some Diamond Stickles to his backside to give him an extra glow. Fly away, lightning bug, fly away!
The background was made using an ink tool and various Tim Holtz Distress Inks in blue shades. I was going for a twilight look. The stars were made from my Martha Stewart punch that has lots of little star shapes; I use that punch a lot, as stars add a fun bonus to a lot of cards, especially masculine ones.
I used my Fiskars grass punch on green patterned paper to make the grass and then wrapped that a couple of times with yellow and white twine. For the final touch, I stamped the “You brighten my day” sentiment, which comes in the same stamp set, in black ink. I adhered that layer to a background paper from DCWV’s Citrus Matstack with thin foam adhesive and a white card base.
I gave this card to my younger sister when I visited recently. She immediately laughed and talked about how much fun we had trying to catch these fireflies. Funny, we rarely succeeded; those fireflies are fast! Good for them!
Please let me know what you think. Happy summer time–and firefly catching–to you!