Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Ladybug Birthday Card

Time for me to post on the a2z Scrapbooking Blog with a card to inspire you to join our January challenge--NEW.  Links to my supplies are included in the post. I've used a stamp, stencil & technique for the first time.  I knew stencils could be used to emboss & finally got around to trying it.  My Big Shot sandwich was Tab 1, embossing pad, cutting plate, stencil, cardstock, embossing pad, cutting plate. Worked great my first try! 

Aren't these funky squares fun?! The little ladybug is stamped in Neon Red & Wink Of Stella is brushed on the wings.  I used a craft knife to cut out an area for my sentiment which is heat embossed. The panel is mounted with foam tape & little black enamel dots finish it off.  Pretty flat card for mailing which is always a plus.  This is a good time to use a technique you've been wanting to try & enter our challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.

The STORE has lots of sale items right now including the Neon Red ink pad & lots of stamp sets. You can use my discount code, GRETA15, to get 15% off your $25 minimum purchase. 

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)This will be my 3rd entry for Darnell's NBUS challenge.  Be sure to check it out--still lots of time to enter.  I know you'll enjoy her blog if you don't already.
Edited to Add: Also entering SSS Wednesday--Something New.
Edited to Add: Also entering the new challenge at Virginia's View since there's a lot of white space on this card.
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge BlogEdited to Add: entering Anything Goes at Loves Rubberstamps.



28 comments:

laurie said...

I love the funky squares! Fun card!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

MUST give this a try! Fabulous techniques Greta and I love the layout of your card, all of that, and CAS too! Great! Hazel x

rcwidow (Linda) said...

So cute!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Sweet Ladybugs and beautiful CAS card. I also see lots of other beautiful designs in previous posts. Yes indeed Darnell has a great blog with her wonderful sense of humor. I keep saying she should write a book. I hope to join in her challenge. Take care, Shirleyxx

Martha said...

Hi, Greta! What a DARLING card!
It made me smile.
Love how you used the stencil.

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty card!!!Love ladybugs!!!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is so CUTE! Love that cut out portion for your sentiment, so clever and just so sweet.

Ellie said...

What a cute card design! Love it!

Rosemary said...

so cute, greta... the little ladybugs are adorable!

Lisa said...

Super cute birthday card Greta!!

alexandra s.m. said...

what an adorable Birthday Card dear Greta! and I do love all the white space ;)
Thank You!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love the fab background, the cute image too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Sweet sweet ladybugs Greta!

Sigrids kreative ART said...

Indeed: the squares look beautiful.
Sigrid

Dawn Turley said...

Very sweet card Greta.

Nat said...

sooo cool, lovin these lady bugs!! reminds me of Summer time :) !!!!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card! Such a fun design!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Cat Craig said...

Cute card, love the cut out!

Ros Crawford said...

This is so cute and a great design too Greta ...

cm said...

Well, isn't that marvelous! I had no idea stencils can be used to emboss! I am so trying this when I finally open up my as-yet NBUS Big Shot (my cuttlebug still works perfectly, but just in case..I have a brand-spanking new machine for back-up *grin*).Funky squares, cutie-pie ladybugs...such fun!
Hugs~c

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a great post, GG, filled with tips and details! Your card embossed with the stencils is a marvel! Who knew? And I love the cut-out for the sediment and all those sweet ladybugs! Thank you very much for linking for the third time to my NBUS Challenge #3!! I appreciate the promotion and support!! Hugs, Darnell

Maria said...

Cute little ladybugs! Such a fun and creative card, Greta!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so super cute, love the ladybugs and the great design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

jonim52 said...

Cute card, thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Jacee said...

Just found your blog, so enjoyed looking around, you make some really lovely cards. I shall be calling in to see your lovely creations regularly, hope you'll come and visit me too.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

~Tammy~ said...

Those squares are fun and so are those cute little ladies! :-)

Shanna Shands said...

Adorable card! Thank you so much for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

Patti said...

Loving the darling little bugs on your card : ) Sweet!!

Happy new year Greta : )

Patti