Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! This year’s hops are inspired by our favorite shapes and favorite colors – today’s projects showcase some of Stampin’ Up!’s amazing shades of red. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
My Hello Ladybug card turned out pretty to be basically clean and simple. I used Poppy Parade, Basic Black, and Basic White for my color combination.
Here’s my card:
What to do:
- The Poppy Parade base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold card.
- Trim a piece of black cardstock to 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches.
- Run a piece of white cardstock through the Cut and Emboss machine using the Stitched Greenery die.
- While I had the die out, I ran the envelope flap only through the Cut & Emboss machine as well.
- Trim the white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
- Stamp the wings included in the photopolymer Hello Ladybug stamp set in Poppy Parade on white cardstock.
- Load the dots stamp in Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Line up the dots and stamp onto the wings.
- HINT: It might be easier if you color in the dots using a Basic Black Stamping Write Marker.
- Punch two ladybug bodies from black cardstock.
- Punch both sets of wings. Adhere the wings to the bodies using multipurpose liquid glue.
- Add dimensionals under the ladybugs to adhere to the white embossed cardstock.
- Wrap a 16 inch length of the black and white gingham ribbon around the white cardstock and tie in a bow.
- Trim a piece of black cardstock into the tag. Trim a piece of Poppy Parade to mat the black tag. The width of my Poppy Parade mat measures 1-1/2 inches. The length measures 1-3/4 inches from the top to the point.
- Use an embossing buddy to wipe down the black cardstock.
- Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark, then add white embossing powder. Heat set with your heat tool.
- HINT: It is possible to overheat your embossing powder, so pay careful attention while heating. If your heated powder starts to break, you’ve overheated the powder.
- Add dimensionals to the sentiment banner and adhere to the white cardstock so the top is under the ribbon.
- Finally, add three black matte dots to the lower left corner.
I must say that the whole time I was looking at the card to write the directions, I kept thinking that the card was missing something. Then, it dawned on me that I forgot the wiggly eyes.
Here’s the card with the wiggly eyes:
What do you think? With or without the wiggly eyes? Either way, these ladybugs are adorable! I’ve made these in a variety of colors, and they are all so stinking cute!
Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop:
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<— YOU ARE HERE!
- Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
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