Tuesday, August 17, 2010
A Real Buggy Birthday Card!!
A good friend of mine is celebrating her 65th birthday today. She LOVES ladybugs, and the idea for this card popped into my head some time ago. I took a 6 x 12 inch piece of red cardstock, and folded it in half. I used a 5 1/2 inch circle to make the body of the ladybug. I just made sure that I didn't cut it in a way that cut the entire fold away. I also die cut a 3 1/2 inch black circle for the head. I started by drawing a line down the middle of the card, then going over it in black Sharpie, to delineate the wings. I then folded the 3 1/2 inch black circle in half, and attached it to the red body. Once I figured out which way the 65 would work, I drew the 6 and the 5 lightly in pencil. I then used a Hero Arts stamp (Antique Engravings insect set) and used the ladybug to "draw" the 65. I then erased the pencil lines. I punched out two 1 inch circles in white cardstock for the eyes of the ladybug. I kept the card quite flat, simply because I couldn't figure out a way to mount a few little ladybugs on the numbers without ruining the shape.
Just a note, the photo was taken by my friend.