Ladybugs are fun!

 Ladybugs are fun!

Hello friends! Today's card was created for two challenges: Shopping Our Stash Challenge #450 (Quit Bugging Me) and the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes). Originally, I had started planning this card with an additional challenge (Make the Cards Challenge #25: 3 flowers, 2 ladybugs, 1 sun(shine)), but missed the deadline.

 This card features a retired cover panel from Reverse Confetti, Lawn Fawn's Little Fireflies stamp and die sets as well as Sizzix's Thinlits Mix and Match Flowers die set (for the flowers). 

I pulled out the cover panel that was a left over from a previous project as you see it on the card-I had done some ink blending with oranges at the edges of the panel and yellow in the center of the panel to use as the sun and glued the blended paper to a yellow card base. Next, I pulled out some additional leftovers that I had made of the flowers (the leaves and the center flower). I then used some alcohol-inked Yupo paper that was die cut with a variety of the floral die pieces from the Sizzix set. After they were cut, I melted the edges of the Yupo paper to help curl the flower petals to give them some dimension. After these layers cooled, I glued all of the layers together. Sequins from Catherine Pooler (red from the Soda Springs mix and the metallic blue from the Scranton mix). After all of the layers dried, I glued the leaves (patterned green paper that was sprayed with Dazzle Shimmering Bliss spray from Technique Junkies) to the flowers and then the leaves and flowers were glued to the card base.

To create the ladybugs, I stamped two of the rear-facing fireflies from the Lawn Fawn set with Twilight VersaFine Clair and then heat embossed them with Ranger's Holographic heat embossing powder. I then colored them as if they were ladybugs--black heads and bodies and red and black wings. I then painted the ladybugs with Lawn Fawn's Liquid Stardust to add some shine. After they dried, I added both of the ladybugs with some foam tape for dimension. I then stamped the sentiment from Pinkfresh Studio's My Favorite Things to Say stamp set with StazOn Jet Black Ink with my MISTI to make sure I had a couple of chances to stamp this over the different layers of the card.

To finish the card, I randomly splattered some gold watercolor with my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor set and added some pink and yellow gems from Honey Bee Stamps

Thanks for reading!


  1. Your ladybug card is fabulous and beautifully crafted! I love the muted colors of your flowers against that bright yellow/orange background! Thanks for a fabulous submission to our challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana Malkah, DT
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  2. those ladybugs are super fun indeed! and so sweet! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (buggy!) STASH with us this fortnight! ♥


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