I purchased the PaperTrey Ladybugs from a good friend of mine, and just had a chance to sit down and play with them tonite. I had it in my head that I wanted to use this red Cosmo Cricket Christmas paper with them. Somehow my polka dotted Daisy D's cherry tomato paper crept back onto my desk, and I decided to make the ladybugs out of the polka dotted paper.
To make them, I stamped just the black part of the ladybug on top of the red polka dot paper. Then I took an already cut out bug, laid it on top and used it as a template to cut around. Then I layered the red polka dot on top of another patterned paper to make the ladybugs 3-d. I distressed the wings with brown ink and then crumpled the wings up to make them stand off the paper.
I wanted the white flowy ripped edges of the red paper to show, so this time I ran the brown glitter along the base piece of paper, so it's sort of underneath the ripped edge. I like the effect of the glitter underneath, it gives extra dimension to the card.
Making Memories brown glitter