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