Hello friends! This week has completely flown by me so very fast!! I can’t believe how quickly it went and I’m thinking being outside in the warmer weather will make it go even quicker! Summer will be here soon, right?!
Today is Thursday and also the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s time for our regular “Anything Goes” theme at Cute Card Thursday! We are also sponsored by our regular monthly sponsor Whimsy Stamps! So of course you know I’m going to be using one of those for my creation today:
Isn’t she just a cutie?! This newly released digital image is called Elfie from Whimsy Stamps. I’ve been starting to see a few lady bugs here and there around my area, but I actually don’t like it when they are everywhere! Otherwise, I can take them on a card and think they’re so cute!
After coloring her up, I cut her out with a stitched circle die and layered another circle with black cardstock behind her. I also cut out the Whimsy Stamps Friend Word die set with black cardstock and set it aside to work on the rest of my card.
I pulled out this embossing folder with lady bugs (by Darice) and embossed a piece of red cardstock with it. I took some white ink to lightly go over it to highlight the texture a bit. I layered this piece onto a piece of black and then layered these over a white A2 sized top folding card base. The circle image was place towards the right of the card and then I just cut off the excess circle with scissors.
I stamped the “hello” from the Whimsy Stamps Painted Sayings clear stamp set with black ink next to the image. The “friend” die cut piece was glued at the bottom of the card. I also took the WS Quick Strips die set to cut out a couple of stitched banners from some shimmer paper and added them to the side of the circle. Lastly, I’ve put the black gingham ribbon bow over the banner strips and added the lady bugs and sequins to the design. I filled the sequins with some Nuvo Wite Blizzard Glitter Drops.
Here’s a closer look at the coloring of this cutie. I’ve used some Copic markers to color her in and then I’ve used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen to add some shimmer over her wings and the wings on the butterfly. Here’s the list of Copics I’ve used. You can purchase these from Whimsy Stamps HERE.
- Hat, skirt, shoes and ladybug – R39, R37, R35, R32, C8, C5, C3
- Shirt, leaves – G24, G21, G20
- Hair – E49, E47, E44, E43
- Skin – E21, E13, E00, E000, R20
I think there are so many different ways you could color up this image, but I saw her holding this little lady bug and so I just went with that theme when coloring. Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and got inspired!
Please be sure to stop by the Cute Card Thursday blog and check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team and play along with us this week! Thanks so much for stopping in today! I have something fun to share with you tomorrow, so stay tuned!
Here’s the list of Whimsy Stamps products with affiliate links used today:
Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:
- Sketch Saturday – #557 Choose a Sketch (I chose #512)
- QKR Stampede – Anything Goes #341
- Just Us Girls – Wild Card Week – embossing folders
- Artistic Inspirations – #214 Just for Fun (Anything Goes)
- Crafting From the Heart – #240 Anything Goes
- A Bit More Time to Craft – #89 Anything Goes