The Hello Ladybug bundle, found in the January – June mini-catalog, consists of a photopolymer stamp set and a ladybug builder punch. This bundle is so stinking cute! I used pretty much the same materials to create two cards, each of which is based on a challenge. I’ve loved the black, red, and white color combination since I was a teenager, and it just fits these ladybugs to a tee!
Here’s my Try Stamping on Tuesday #548 card and the challenge banner:
Here’s the card using the Fusion Bookshelf challenge and the accompanying banner:
The inside of the cards are very similiar:
- Both cards start with a Real Red base measuring 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
- The striped DSP (designer series paper) is just one of the many black and white patterns from the host DSP pack of 48 – 12×12 inch papers. If you love black and white patterns, don’t miss this one! Each piece measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I also trimmed two pieces of DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flaps.
- I trimmed 2 pieces of white cardstock to my usual 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the cards.
- That’s it for the measurements.
Putting It Together:
- Next, I used scraps of Basic Black and Real Red cardstock to punch out all the ladybugs.
- I also needed 3 two inch circles punched from cardstock vellum to go under the ladybugs, which I popped up on dimensionals..
- Then I cropped the scallop design from the Scallop Contours die set for the TSOT card. I used a scalloped frame from the same die set for the sentiment. In addition to the white frame, I cropped two red ones to frame the sentiment panel. Since I wanted the Fusion card to be clean and simple, I stamped the sentiment onto the embossed strip. It would’ve been easier if I had done that before using the embossing folder. However, the Stamparatus made it relatively easy.
- While I was using the cut and emboss machine, I embossed a strip of white for the Fusion Bookshelf card using the bark 3D embossing folder.
- Then I wrapped Real Red sheer ribbon around each of the white panels and tied a bow for each. I used a mini-glue dot under each bow to hold it in place.
- My favorite adhesive is the multipurpose liquid glue, and I used that to adhere everything except the ladybugs. I even used it to adhere the vellum to the DSP, making sure that I only placed the glue where it would be covered by a ladybug.
- I finished the fronts off with three red dots on each white panel.
- After stamping the sentiment on the inside panels, I stamped that adorable ladybug in the bottom corner. Since the stamp set is photopolymer, the two-stamp process for this cute critter was a breeze.
- I also stamped a ladybug on the bottom right-hand corner of the front of the envelope.
- I wanted something red for the envelope seals, so I stamped a bunch of the dots used for the ladybug wings on a scrap of Real Red. Then, I punched out two one-inch circles and ran them through my XYRON create-a-sticker machine.
- Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flaps.
- With that, I’d finished two coordinated card, envelope, and seal sets of cute critters. Adorable!
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