Monday, December 23, 2019

Spread Your Wings and Fly - Little Ladybug

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card using a very special stamp set.  I am going to share with you a card that I made with the Saleabration Host/Hostess Stamp Set called Little Ladybug.  These cute little ladybugs are eager to help you spread some love with fun handmade cards for birthdays, thank you, thinking of you, encouragement, and more!  This adorable stamp set can only be earned during Saleabration with a qualifying order, party, or workshop.  I will tell you more on that in a little while.  I based my card today on a card that's in the Saleabration brochure.  Here's a look at my card.

Tips & Tricks: 

I started my card by making my own designer series paper using my Old Olive Stampin' Blends and a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Once I had the pattern I wanted; I just simply cut it into the size strips I needed.   After that I started working on stamping the flowers and the ladybug.  

I stamped the ladybug and the two flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  This allowed me to color each of them with my Stampin' Blends.  I did really simple coloring on both.  For the flowers I just colored the centers (Mango Melody) and the stems and leaves were done in Old Olive.  And, for the lady bug I colored the wings (Poppy Parade), and a little coloring on the body (Petal Pink).  I even colored in the dots on the wings because they are not stamped all the way with the image.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark ink and sprinkled with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set onto a piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock that was made into a banner.  

How to Get this set: 

To get the adorable Little Ladybug Host Stamp Set FREE!  Yes, you can get it for free; when you host a party or place an order totaling $300 or more during our Sale-A-Bration promotion (January 3–March 31, 2020).    Once you hit the threshold for the order you will be able to add it to your order along with your Stampin' Reward items.

Sizes & Dimensions: 

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 4 x 5 1/4 (inside) 
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock:  4 x 5 1/4 (for Lady Bug and Flowers) 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 (Old Olive Striped Piece) 
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock: Scrap for banner
When I saw this stamp set in the catalog I knew I had to have it because it was just so darn cute.  I hope that you enjoy this card idea as much as I did making it.  I will see you again tomorrow with another project, and tutorial.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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