I have been trying to diversify my stamp set collection lately. I think that at least 75% of the sets I own are flowers. I love flowers. They are still my favorite but I have been purchasing things I would not normally purchase. One reason is because of my grandchildren. I am hoping someday they will show an interest in making cards with me so I need to be ready when that day happens. Therefore, I ended up purchasing the Hello Ladybug stamp set and the coordinating Ladybug Builder Punch. By the way, you can save 10% if you purchase them in a bundle.
I decided to use the ladybugs in their traditional colors of red and black. Therefore, I first punched out the ladybug body in Basic Black card stock and her wings in Real Red. Now, for some reason this just popped into my head but ladybugs can not all be female, can they? Sounds like a Google question. In any case, after I punched them out, I stamped the polka dots on her wings using Memento Black Ink. I adhered them together using Multipurpose Glue. Then I took a Basic White card base and layered a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Real Red card stock. Now, here is a hint. I punched the ladybug wings out of that same piece of Real Red cardstock because I was layering a piece of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper on top. No one will ever know I cut those wings out of the middle of that piece. It is a great way to save some money. Next I cut a 2 1/8″ x 5″ piece of Real Red card stock and a 2″ x 4 7/8″ piece of Basic White. I layered the ladybugs on top using Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink. Lastly, I added the Matte Black Dots.
So I had to Google whether or not all ladybugs are female. This is what I found
“Would you believe that not all ladybugs are ladies? It’s true! In fact, they’re not even bugs. What’s going on here?Ladybugs are actually insects known as beetles. They are from the scientific family Coccinellidae. True “bugs” are insects, such as cicadas and aphids, that are members of the scientific order Hemiptera.Just like other insects, there are both male and female ladybugs. Do the guys mind being called “ladybugs”? Since they don’t speak our language, we suppose not.”