Hi! This card was made for today's Technique Lovers Challenge: Bandanna/Bandana Technique.
Ever since I saw this sentiment in the She's a Lady set by There She Goes, I KNEW I was going to team it with a ladybug! I love ladybugs! They eat aphids. Aphids each my Gardenias! Gardenias are my favorite flower! I can't keep a Gardenia alive in my garden. Between the aphids and the white flies, they are toast! I wish I had MORE ladybugs!Now, with most of the nurseries in our area out of business, ( I love Home Depot and Lowes, but they killed the little guys), it is difficult to get them, unless we get them mail order. We live in the city, and the city sprays for mosquitoes. This kills the ladybugs, but NOT the aphids!
I used some of my VERY LAST rub-ons for the background. They were completely black. I addded EVERYTHING that is white, (in the background), with a Signo Pen!
The leaf stem is a Sizzix die cut. The flowers are Martha Stewart Punches. The ladybug is made with 1 1" black circle, 1 1" red circle cut in half and a 3/4" black circle with 3/8" cut OFF. I made the antennae by slicing black card stock with my Tonic cutter.
Registered: December 15, 2006 Location: Philomath, Oregon Posts: 896
Mon, May 11, 2009 @ 6:08 AM
Faith, did you know that you can BUY ladybugs at most garden centers? You can here in Colorado and they have tips on encouraging them to live in your yard.....if you LOVE gardenias so much, you should look into this!
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Registered: November 7, 2006 Location: Willamette Valley Oregon Posts: 28739
Mon, May 11, 2009 @ 7:22 AM
what a delightful card, Faith! love the red bug and the plaid ribbon. Good luck rounding up a herd of ladies to come to your rescue...nature always has the best answer, don't you think! If you were closer, I'd share some of my gurlz!
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