Catching the Stamping Bug

What's lurking in your lawn?  The two sizes of this ladybug set seemed a perfect way to zoom in on these little ladies with a magnifying glass.  Fun card for a child or a friend.

The card base is Glorious Green, the bottom corners snapped with a Corner Rounder Punch.  I accidentally grabbed my retired Corner Rounder so the curve is slightly flatter.  I stamped different sized stems from Papertrey's Green Thumb set to create a grassy "jungle" on Whisper White.  The bottom corners are again cropped with a Corner Rounder.  I then sponged a little extra green for texture.   The Real Red wings get things started for the "ladies" and the dotted stamps are layered next in Basic Black.  A few droplets of a Sakura Glaze Gel Pen give a nice sheen to each dot.  I got to choose from several antennae, large and small.  This is such an adorable stamp set.

The magnifying glass is simply Night of Navy card stock cut with the Word Window Punch (handle) and a Curvy Cutter (circles one within the other–TIP:  Start with the smaller circle first.  ).  A White Signo Gel Pen gives the magnifier some attitude.  A Photo Corner Punch of Real Red polka dots graces the corner with some Night of Navy 1/4 Circles punches, each dotted for hurrah!  The sentiment is dipped in Night of Navy ink.

Hugs and Bugs . . . Mary

Stamp Set:  Little Lady & Green Thumb (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Glorious Green, Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Real Red Designer Series (Hostess Level I)
Ink:  Real Red, Night of Navy, Glorious Green
Cool Tools:  Word Window Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Corner Rounder Punch (retired version), 1/4" Circle Punch, Sponges, Curvy Cutter
The Perfect Touch:  Signo Gel Pen, Sakura Glaze Gel Pen

Inkspiration:  Splitcoast Color Challenge CC161


  1. Love this! I have eyed this set for some time… Might have to purchase! great job! hugs, Monica

  2. Grace Lange-Way

    Love the card. I especially like the way you used a “photo corner” on one corner and the corner rounder on the bottom two. Pretty unique idea.

  3. colleen kramer

    Adorable! How can anyone not like these cute little red ladybugs? FUN!

  4. The card is really cute!!!
    God bless

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