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