I’m trying to focus on using some of those long forgotten images from my early stamping days and this ladybug is happy to see ink again. I colored it with re inkers and artist brush on semi glossy cardstock. When I stamped it there were a couple spots that wouldn’t cover after the third stamping using a stamp positioner so I let it dry and touched up with black permanent Sharpie.
Direct to paper technique: The cuttlebug panel is rubbed with the white pigment ink pad and I rubbed just hard enough to get the lower part of the cardstock inked up in sections but not as heavy as the embossed swirls.
The circle dots are from the flower set. Itty Bitty background speckles were added then the two corner pieces from the Iron Eagle punch; it’s the left over that is normally thrown away and I like it so well for corners that I’m punching it just to use the throw away sections for small panels.
The circled panel is flat to the card base then the other two are built up using strips of the same cardstock of the panel that lies under it so each panel is even on the card. For the flower I first punched a 1/16” then a ¼” circle over that first punched circle and built up on the brad until I had enough height. OOPS…the brad ended up going all the way through the card base so a little flower can be attached inside to hide it or a full inside sheet of paper.
Date: Saturday, July 28, 2007 GMT Views: 897