Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lightning Bugs

I'm taking a trip down memory lane here.  When I was growing up, I remember catching lightning bugs with the little boy next door.  We grabbed them out of the air and put them in a canning jar.  When we had a jar full, we'd let them go.

When my oldest children were young, we'd always say "Want to go see the lightning bugs?"  It was a treat for them to drive along the country roads and see the little blinking lights.   They were unaware that it was just a ruse to put them to sleep.   For some reason, a car ride would put them out like a light (no pun intended) but we had to have a reason to go.  Lightning Bugs it was. 

So here is my bug card for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Don't Bug Me.

I cut the jar, first in white, then in vellum, from Kate's ABCs.  I prefer the jar on Doodlecharms but I needed the outline on this image to help cover the glue on the vellum.  I handcut bugs, adding yellow rhinestones to their tails, and sandwiched them between the layers.  I hid the contours on the lid and embossed it with silver embossing powder.   The dark blue background (night sky?) was embossed with my new Cuttlebug folder - Baby's Breath.

Here is a closeup of the lightning bugs - fireflies if you prefer.

You can see how their tails look like they are lit up.  It makes me want to go find some.  I haven't seen any around where I live in quite a while.


  1. Love the yellow rhinestones! Great touch! Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB!

  2. Super cool card:) We use to try and catch lightning bugs when we were kids...kind of forgot about those-brought back memories. Great job!
    Thanks for joining us in the challenge at FCCB!
    Sherrie K

  3. GREAT card,SUPER job with it!Thank you for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)