Make it Monday: More Ladybugs!

Hello friends! These are some of the ladybugs that permanently ‘live’ on my fence – I hope they’re enjoying all this rain!! 

Today was a good day to finally finish a card design that I’ve been thinking about for more than a week: 

Given the weeks of rain, I wanted to make a cheerful card and decided to use up this See A Silhouette paper (retired); the design of the paper means no two cards will look exactly the same 🙂 

As the pattern on the paper is so ‘busy’, I cut these bigger pieces in two, each measuring 4″ x 2 1/4″ (10.1 x 5.7 cm), which left thin strips that measure 4″ x 1 1/4″ (10.1 x 3.1 cm):

Red, orange and yellow are common colours for ladybirds so I chose these colours for the wings and punched out the bodies from black cardstock

Rather than stamp black spots on the wings I embossed them using the Decorative Dots embossing folder (retired) – cute! 

A little liquid glue attached the wings near the head and these mini adhesive foam dots go underneath and lift the wings away from the body: 

The black adhesive foam dots coordinate perfectly with the black ladybugs and give extra depth and dimension to the card: 

‘Hello my friend’ comes from the Hello Ladybug stamp set, was stamped in Night of Navy ink and punched out using this Hexagon Punch (retired): 

Cutting up the thinner paper strips to decorate the writing panels works well 🙂 

My last step was cutting Night of Navy rectangles that were a little bigger than the patterned paper ones, and making regular sized card bases from Basic White cardstock. So many ‘bits’ to make one card!! 😉

Same design and materials, but each card is unique! 

MEANWHILE … Paul and I went to the movies for the first time in years and really enjoyed/appreciated so many aspects of this film: 

Thanks so much for taking some time out of your busy day to visit me here 🙂 Please ask if you have any questions about these cards, or anything else you’ve seen me post, and enjoy your week! Megan xo

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