I have several birthdays in February that I like to make cards for...one is for a dear friend and cardmaking buddy. To lift her spirits and mine during this glum COVID pandemic, I thought we might both be in the mood for something lighthearted and whimsical. This Little Ladybug stamp/ die set should be perfect for Carla, who loves to garden. These little friends can be placed in her garden to multiple and flourish to eat to their heart's content while keeping her garden free of aphids come spring when it is full production!
If you've been reading my blog of late, you know that I've had no creative mojo for months upon months. In the last six months, I have resorted to kits, both homemade and purchased, and using them to try and spark my interest. Another thing you may know from reading me in long ago posts, with a card kit, I just can't make the cards as they are designed. They always spark ideas that I think I might make the card even better or will change something to make it a more me card! Once an idea is sparked, I just can't resist, and I just have to try it out!
I have an old card kit from the Stampin' Up 2020 Sale-A-Bration freebie catalog, that I've only made one card with, using my own alternative design with the aqua kerchief paper. I have not yet touched the red kerchief paper, and I thought it would be perfect with the cute little ladybug stamps. Of course, this will be my own total alternative card design rather than one that came with the kit itself, which all feature popped flower designs with the die-cuts provided.
With this card, I got in some Copic coloring while creating my own card design...haven't done image coloring in many a month! Take a peek below at my finished Red Kerchief paper alternative card design, both front and inside:
Ingredients: Stampin' Up products: 2020 SAB Kerchief Card Kit (red kerchief paper / stitched sentiment die-cut); Cardstock--Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, So Saffron (inside); Stamps--Little Ladybug; Dies--Stitched Scalloped Rectangles; Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black. Other: Copic Markers (ladybug coloring); MFT /die-namics--Fresh Cut Grass; EK Punch--Medium Scallop Corners. Pretty Pink Posh--gold small sequins. Size--4-3/4" x 6.