As I was writing this blog post, I realized that the Designer Series Paper I used on this card is now retired. It is called Pattern Party and was a hostess product that you could purchase with a qualifying order in the earlier catalog. Sorry about that. I made the card during the month of April and forgot to post it. You could really use any Designer Series Paper you wish and there is one that has black and white patterns called Perfectly Penciled in the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.
Isn’t it funny how people are not fond of most bugs but ladybugs are loved. If a bug lands on me I either shoo it away or jump up and run away (depending on what kind of but it was) but if a ladybug lands on me, I don’t mind at all. I guess it is because they don’t bite and are pretty. I can’t think of too many other bugs that have both of those qualities. Then again, maybe it is because we grew up with the Ladybug rhyme (Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away home. Your house is on fire. Your children all gone…..). As a side note, I checked Google and apparently the original rhyme was Ladybird, Ladybird and not Ladybug. Who knew!?
To make this card I first punched of the ladybug bodies using the Ladybug Builder Punch using Basic Black card stock. Then I stamped the spots in Memento Black Ink onto a piece of Real Red card stock and punched the open wings. I stamped the spots a couple of times again, on a piece of Real Red card stock and cut it out using the Layering Circles dies and then cut out the little “v” by hand. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink on Basic White card stock and cut that out using a larger circle and then again in Real Red using an even bigger die. I layered the Designer Series Paper onto a piece of Real Red card stock and a Basic White card base.
I wonder how many other children’s rhymes we changed (or I got wrong).