I stamped the bug in basic grey (I like the softer look than black gives & is still waterproof on whisper white), then coloured it with an aquapainter & bermuda bay ink from an ink pad. After I finished, it looked a little too clean for a masculine card so I added some texture with the Gorgeous Grunge speckle on the white panel, & Timeless Textures hession(?) stamp onto the smoky slate panel. I think this works really well with the watercolour-grungy look of the Number of Years number stamps. I like stamping the numbers & sentiments onto thick whisper white card as it's much sturdier.
I added some Everyday Chic washi below the card - this has been sneaking into quite a few projects of all sorts (including last week's eggplant floral card) & 2 sentiments from Beautiful Ride. The finished card it's bigger than a standard one as it kind of grew around the stamped panel. Of course that's no problem thanks to my handy dandy Envelope Punch Board.
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