Blended Ladybugs

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Hey there! Today I’ve got a little trio of cards using some cute ladybugs Spellbinders was kind enough to send me a white back. As you’ll soon see, I went a little crazy with these Lady Bug Garden etched dies!

CARD DEETS – Rainbow Ladbybugs

First I wanted to make a rainbow card, because the little guys – er, ladies – were practically begging for it!

I die-cut dozens of them from Bristol cardstock, and then blended color on them using Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Twisted Citron, Dried Marigold, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Wilted Violet. Then I placed the die over the die-cut and colored in the open spaces with a Copic pen. I also added a couple little spots of my own later, even though I think most ladybug wings(?) are actually symmetrical.

Before adhering them to the card base, I stamped the Smile Stamp&Cut in Black. I then adhered the bugs down and realized…their heads looked kind of funny to me.

I looked at some ladybug pictures and thought they might look better with the heads colored in all the way. What to do? The bugs were already adhered, so coloring the rest of the head without getting black on the card base would be tricky.

What ended up working perfectly was taking the negative from the die-cut, placing it around the bug, and then coloring the rest of the head with a brush tip pen.

CARD DEETS – Pinterest Inspired Ladbybugs

For the next card, I was inspired by a pin (I can’t remember which), so I colored in the ladybugs the same way, but this time using Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, and Mustard Seed. I placed them on rectangle panel, and adhered a scrap White heat-embossed sentiment, from Fennec The Fox.

I adhered the panel down to a pre-printed card base, and oila! Done!

CARD DEETS – Scrappy Ladbybugs

Finally, I had a few extra bugs leftover, so I combined it with some other scraps to make a card. The bugs were colored with Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac.

I die-cut some leaves (from the same die set) from a blended background of Aegean stamped with Floral Tile Bold Prints and heat embossed with clear Sparkle powder. I adhered these down with the little ladies, and sewed a White heat embossed sentiment (from Color Layering Elephant).

On the side of the card, I adhered a strip of cardstock that I had stamped with Candy Stripe Bold Prints and heat embossed with Detail Black powder.

That finishes up my ladybug cards – I hope you liked the variety! 😉

SUPPLIES

Rainbow Ladybugs card

Cardstock: Strathamore Bristol
Stamps: Hero Arts Smile Stamp&Cut
Ink: Hero Arts Black; Tim Holtz Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Twisted Citron, Dried Marigold, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Wilted Violet; Copic Multiliner – Fine and Broad

Tools: Ranger Blending Tool, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Lady Bug Garden etched dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pinterest Inspired card

Cardstock: Strathamore Bristol, scrap printed card base
Stamps: Hero Arts Fennec The Fox
Ink: VersaMark; Tim Holtz Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, and Mustard Seed; Copic Multiliner – Fine and Broad
Other: Hero Arts White embossing powder

Tools: heat gun, Ranger Blending Tool, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Lady Bug Garden etched dies

Scrappy card

Cardstock: Strathamore Bristol
Stamps: Hero Arts Candy Stripe Bold Prints, Floral Tile Bold Prints and Color Layering Elephant
Ink: Hero Arts Aegean; VersaMark; Tim Holtz Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac; Copic Multiliner – Fine and Broad
Other: Hero Arts White, Detail Black and clear Sparkle embossing powder

Tools: sewing machine, heat gun, Cuttlebug, Ranger Blending Tool, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Lady Bug Garden etched dies

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