My first great-niece turns 6 this summer. I am not sure how that’s possible because it, as it usually does, time flies. Right now, she’s all about rainbows, so that had to be the theme of my birthday card for her. I paired rainbow colors with ladybugs (yes, my obsession continues) and the sketch from the Global Design Project #346.
Here’s my card:
Here’s the challenge banner from #GDP346:
I stayed very true to the sketch in that I used trios of flowers, found in the Hello Ladybug stamp set, to climb diagonally across the card.
- The Pacific Point base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
- The white cardstock for the front of the card measures 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches. As usual, the white cardstock for the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
- All I needed to finish off the measuring was the DSP (designer series paper) for the envelope flap. I used a piece of Gorgeous Grape 6 x 6 inch DSP and trimmed it to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches. Since I used leftover pieces for the ladybug bodies, wings, the sentiment panel, and the envelope seal, that’s it for measurements.
- With the exception of the sentiment on the front of the card, everything else comes from the Hello Ladybug bundle.
- I used Real Read, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape colors for the trios of flowers.
- Fitting all the colors on the front of the card was essential. Therefore, I stamped the Real Red first, then the Gorgeous Grape. I could then figure out how the rest of the colors would fit in the available space.
- For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black first and then the Real Red and Gorgeous Grape flowers. Then, I worked in the Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Pacific Point flowers.
- Next, I stamped the trio of dots on the front and inside of the card. I started randomly, but then decided that I needed to make sure that the trio of dots kind of anchored the climbing flowers.
Finishing Up and Hints:
- I wanted the black dots to have some sort of dimension without using actual dots. Therefore, I used my fine-tip glue pen and placed a small dot of glue on the dots.
- HINT: Before you start putting small dots of glue on tiny dots, squeeze some glue on a piece of scrap paper to lower the chances of getting air bubbles in the glue. Air bubbles will wind up joining all three dots together instead of separate dots.
- HINT #2: Let the liquid glue dry absolutely completely. Leave the cardstock flat and let it dry. Even if you think it might be dry, leave it alone for a bit longer. Trust me.
- While I was waiting for the dots to dry, I made the ladybugs. I punched the bodies and the wings from scraps of Basic Black and Real Red.
- Then, I used the coordinating dots stamp for the dots on the wings using Tuxedo Black ink.
- Of course, I had to add self-adhesive googly eyes to these ladybugs! They really add a playful look to the ladybugs. Just in case you wanted to use googly eyes, these measure 8 mm.
- Then, I stamped the sentiment, found in the Best Year stamp set, in Gorgeous Grape. After cropping the sentiment using a die from stitched rectangles, I outlined it with my Gorgeous Grape marker.
- I added four matte black dots in the corners of the sentiment panel.
- With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
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