Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ladybug Cricut or Punch

My mom is getting married soon... actually on her 70th birthday. Her new last name will be Bugg and she likes ladybugs so I decided to make her a set of ladybug thank you notes.

I went to a Cricut workshop a few months ago and made a cute card using the ladybug from the Doodle Charms cartridge. I don't own that cartridge so I was trying to use Sure Cuts A lot and Inkscape to create my own ladybug. That didn't go well so I abandoned that idea for now. But after thinking about it, I decided that I could make a ladybug using circles.

The ladybug body and wings are 1 1/2 inch circles cut with my Cricut. The head is a 3/4 inch circle punched with my Marvy Punch. I punched the holes in the wings using my Crop-o-dile. The wings are on dimensionals so they are raised. The antennae are drawn with a thin Sharpie marker.

I really like how my bow turned out, but I'm not quite sure how I did it. I was making my bow my regular way and my hands slipped and this is how it turned out. I'll have to practise that one so I can duplicate it!

It doesn't show too well in the picture, but the red cardstock was embossed with the Fiskars Whimsy textured plate. I'm still working on my sandwich for those plates in my Big Shot. I think it needs a little more pressure to have the embossing stand out more.

The black border was cut with my Fiskar Wave scissors.


SU Cardstock - Green Galore, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
SU Stamp - Wonderful Words
SU Ink - Black
SU Ribbon - Red Gingham
Accessories - Cricut, Marcy 3/4" punch, Fiskar Wave scissors, Fiskary Whimsy Textured Plate, Big Shot, Black Sharpie, Crop-o-dile


loveatfirstbite said...

Hi there! I was wondering what you meant by "dimensionals" for the wings...I'm not craft-literate!! haha

Blogging Along said...

Dimensionals are small pieces of two side foam tape that raise up a piece of card stock so that it isn't attached flat to the card. You can buy Stampin' Dimensionals from Stampin' Up or you could use two sided foam tape.

TRush said...

Just wanted to leave you a comment that I am using you info to make my own ladybug. You made it sound do simple, and I was trying to use it in my SCAL, too.


Kim said...

Hi Tricia,

I hope your ladybug worked out for you and that you found it easy to make!


Catalina Corvette said...

Your ladybug card inspired me to make my own! I thought i'd share it with you: Click here to see the lady bug card i made!

Anonymous said...

Your card is adorable! I am making a banner for a friend that is having a ladybug themed party. I knew I could make my own and started searching for ideas. You really helped me out! Thanks and happy card making!