Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Shabby Papertrey Ladybugs

Tonite I'm sort of in a fog so I'm not sure how much I love these cards. In real life they are really sparkly..it's hard to get a good shot of the brown glitter!

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



10 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Great cards, thanks for the breakdown

Charmingdesigns said...

Love the brown glitter. I just got some of Martha Stewarts, its all I could find. Cant wait to uss it! Your cards are great! Laurie

chelemom said...

Everythings better with glitter isn't it? Very cute!

ScrappyPam said...

Very pretty! Love the brown glitter!

Ila said...

Awesome cards!! love the glitter..and torn edges.

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

I think they're really cute and I love the shabby 'bugs! That Daisy D's paper has become somewhat scarce since it's so popular!

Anonymous said...

Nice cards. Just want to say that I am very impressed with your blog. I visit lots of blogs and yours never disappoints. You seem to post everyday. Your cards are awesome. I don't know how you find the time to stamp, then take photographs and upload them. Wow! Great blog. Thanks for sharing your talent.

MWIT said...

I love your cards. These are adorable. I must say that you've got style!! I've been afraid to try this shabbychick style of stamping but you make it look so easy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful designs.

HB said...

You ROCK the bugs, babee!!!! I love both of these!

Heather said...

Well - I personally LOVE these cards! LOOOOOVE! The glittah, the LZ touch! POIFECT!