Monday, June 18, 2007

Still doing Circles!

After doing my circle card I created for Beate's weekend sketch challenge yesterday, I got to thinking about other things I could create with circles. I have seen a few ladybugs cards using this idea floating around on SCS and maybe even other places as well, so I decided I would give it a try too.

This is how I created my ladybug:
1 x 4 inch red circle
2 x 4 inch black circles
2 x 2 1/4 inch black circles
1 x 3 1/2 inch white circle
1 x 1/4 inch strip of black card

I attached one of the 2 inch black circles to the back of one of the 4 inch black circles. I then took the 1/4 inch strip of black card, bent it into a "V" shape and attach it to the back of the "head", trimming it as desired. Attach the second 2 inch black circle so the antenna are sandwiched between the 2 head pieces.

Layer the white circle over the front of the black circle body and decorate how you wish.

Cut the red circle in half and decorate as desired - I used a circle shape from Papertrey's "Butterfly Wishes" set. I also sponged around the edges of the red with black ink. Position the wings onto the body and use a black brad on either wing to attach to the body. I attached my brads through the centre of one of the circles I stamped on each wing.

This was pretty easy to do and you just spread the ladybugs wings to reveal the message.

Stamps: Butterfly Wishes, Little Lady & Faux Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Verse - Darcies
Paper: Red; White & Black
Other: Creative Memories Cutting System; Black Ink;Lipstick Red Fluid Chalk; Black Brads


Alhambra Club said...

Genius, when I saw the first photo I just knew that the wings opened, and they do. What a great card.

Michele Kovack said...

This is tooo darn cute!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my!!! I think this is one of the CUTEST cards I have ever seen! Thanks for explaining how you did it. Doubt I could do it but I do enjoy seeing your creations!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable card! Love it! I'm going to have to give this a try sometime.

michelle sturgeon said...

So cute! Love the sentiment!

Diane said...

What a wonderful idea! It's so cute,love the way it opens...brilliant!!

Anonymous said...

Very cool idea, I hope Nichole at PTI sees it...I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing with all of us!
Geny C.

Anonymous said...

I love this card idea... I absolutely adore lady bugs .I am going to have to try this out with credit going to you of course.Great job..

Carol Lee

Anonymous said...

What a creative ladybug. Love it. TFS!

Libby Hickson said...

Love this! So clever!!

9crafty11 said...

What a great card...wish I saw this last week as just had a ladybird themed party for my 3yo niece. Even did a large ladybird for a game.."place the spot on the ladybird"