Good morning! This card was totally and completely inspired by its future recipient. Growing up, she always had the nickname, "Ladybug" from her family. I was cruising through more sketches to play with and thought that Taylor's Sketch would make the perfect ladybug birthday card!
I started by stamping the red paper in Versamark and then embossing it with black ep. I then pulled out an oooooold stamp set that I picked up at a scrapbook convention a few years ago. I'm ashamed to admit that it has never seen the light of day or been inked since it's purchase. It was just one of those set I knew I would use someday. The bugs were just too cute to pass up! And today was just that kind of day that I knew would eventually come!
The red on the ladybugs came out a little bit funny when I took the picture. For some reason, the light was bouncing back all of the yellows and oranges in the ink, which made the ladybug look orangey-yellow instead of Pure Poppy Red. So frustrating! I played with the color tools in Photoshop to fix it up a bit, but just take my word for it when I say it really is a deep red color. Really.
I stamped the sentiment in Pure Poppy and then rocked and rolled it in black to give it a little bit of dimension as well.
Today's a nada day, and I'm going to enjoy it! Starting Friday, the craziness of life is going to be right back in my face. Two more days of solitude and quiet. *sigh* Perhaps I'll finish my book today. Or make a few cards. Or both. ;)
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies- Stamps- Close to My Heart: Beetle Bugs, PTI: Polka Dot Basics, Verve: Happy Birthday
Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black, Pure Poppy
Ink- Pure Poppy, Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories- black ep, ribbon, nestabilities, tea dye stain, dimensionals
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