Monday, January 31, 2022

Hello Ladybug Valentine to Melt For

Have you ever caught a ladybug? These Ladybugs are easy to catch and make into a beautiful card. 

Ladybugs are a promise that spring is just around the corner. But in the meantime, they sure make a fun Valentine to give family or friends. This card was inspired by Christie Redding but I made it my own with a different greeting and different black dots on the wings.

Don't you just love the bold color combination of Black, White and RED? It is one of my favorites!

Products used in creating this card:

Basic White cardstock for card base
Real Red cardstock for layer and ladybug wings
Scalloped Contour Dies
Ladybug Builder Punch
Pattern Party Designer Series Paper for plaid layer (3-1/4" x 4-9/16") and ladybug bodies
Cardstock Vellum
Retired Stitched Be Mine Dies
Sweet Ice Cream stamp set for greeting
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Retired Heart Punch
Resin Hearts embellishments
Mini and Regular Dimensionals
Paper Trimmer
Take Your Pick Tool
Paper Snips for trimming Vellum Heart
Your favorite Adhesives

Envelope Flap - 2-3/8" x 6" piece of Hand Penned Designer Series Paper

A little story...

This ladybug's spots are actually very retired flat metal adhesive dots that came in a variety of color families at least 7-8 years ago when I was a newish demonstrator. As the years have passed, I have used a few here and there, but for this class card I needed 12 dots per card and my customers wanted a total of 22 cards over those three class sessions I had last weekend. So I needed 264 dots! I didn't have 264 black dots! So what did I do? I pulled out my black Sharpie pen and started coloring those dots. That worked perfectly! So I solved two problems at once - use up some old dots and create plenty of black ones for those ladybugs! Once again - Sharpies came to the rescue!

I encourage you to give this card layout a try and make it your own! The majority of the products used in this card are current and available at my online store at the yellow box link below.

Happy Stamping!

#stampinwitheva #sudemo

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