Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Cute As A Bug for Mother's Day

 


Stamper's Delights holds a Progressive Freebie challenge on Facebook every month. If you make a card with any of their images then the following month you can request that set for free. I love Janice's images and you get lots of images and sentiments when you take part so it is a win win.

I bought loads of images recently with a gift card prize and this is one of the images I chose Cute as a Bug. I love the smiley face on the flower and the cute little expression on the bug.

I coloured the image with Promarkers adding some pencil to the hair for definition. I added black dots so she looks like a ladybird, while gel pen for highlights and glitter marker to the wings for shimmer.

I have seen lots of triple easel cards recently but most seem to stack behind one another and obscure the one behind.  I wanted to try something a bit different so made it up as I went along. 

I have seen a lovely card around blogland 'Rainbow Heart' by Mifta of MS Kraft Store and love the effect of the coloured strips. Inspired by this I used a lovely heart die that I got from The Works and cut this twice from black card. Behind the shape I added 1cm wide strips of scrap card in different colours. The strips were trimmed to the outside of the heart and I then cut another plain heart to sandwich inside. It was a bit fiddly but really happy with the results. I used double sided tape sheets for the heart and if I did it again I would have cut that first and added the strips to that instead of doing it the other way round and making it harder for myself..... lesson learned!

The image had been cut and matted using a Nestabilities labels 22 die. I had used the largest one for the image already so cut around this to make a larger one in plain black card.

I then started to place them together and test the easel function. Nothing I did looked right until I did it as a diamond pattern so used an 8" square card base and offset the shapes. I made a stopper using the sentiment which is an old digital from COLORink Digital Stamps who are now retired. It is perfect for this image and simply coloured with a marker.

The card base has a layer of thin black card and then a red spotty paper. I used self adhesive flower ribbon and added a little red gem to the centre of each one. The silver embellishment where they intersect is from a trim that was in the bridal section of The Range a few years ago and I added a black pearl to the centre.

Finally I added some of my favourite tiny glitter butterfly stickers and some lettering to the image. AS it doesn't specifically say Mother's Day Mom will be able to keep it on display for longer if she wishes and the bright colours behind the heart with be cheerful on even the gloomiest of days.

You can see in the image below how the card folds down. The sentiment is the stopper in front of the image and the 2 silver embellishments go behind the hearts so they stand up. It's a bit fiddly but once up, they stay up.


Card Details -


Size - 8” Square

Digital Image - Cute as a Bug (Stamper’s Delights)

Digital Sentiment - COLORink Digital Stamps (Retired)

Dies - Hearts in Heart (The Works), Nestabilities Labels 22 (Spellbinders)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Arteza pencils, white Gel pen, Spectrum Noir Glitter Marker

Embellishments - Flower ribbon, gems, butterfly stickers, alphabet stickers, gems, pearl, silver bridal trim



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


64 comments:

  1. Such a cute image, lovely papers, colours and design- great fold! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz.
    Chris
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  2. Awesome design here and fantastic colours and image. Many thanks for your entry at Polkadoodles Challenge this time, very impressive make. Look forward to see you enter our next challenge if you can.
    aNNie DT Member
    https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

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  3. I know what you mean about the usual triple easel cards. I love your work around and the design is great too.
    Pamela
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

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  4. This is such a wonderful design! I love the candy stripes behind the heart die cut, the fabulous shape you've chosen, the lovely flower ribbon, and of course, the adorable image that you've made your own with your little extras. A masterpiece right here! Thanks for sharing it with us at Passion for Markers!
    Linda

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  5. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Calendar and at Catch the Bug.
    Chris
    x

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  6. That is a really cute card. Love the lady bug! How sweet. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

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  7. Beautiful, bright and very colourful project. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

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  8. Back again, and again, just super gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

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  9. Wow, this is fabulous!!! What a cool fold and the stripes behind the heart die cuts are so pretty! The image is super cute, too! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs, LTSCB, and The House That Stamps Built.

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  10. Such a cutie Mandy and what a lovely rainbow of colours.

    Thanks so much for joining in our March theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque and sharing a crafty 'love' with us.

    B x

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  11. Wow isn’t that generous of them - to give away free stuff. Love the fold of your card - thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create

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  12. So happy to see your entry at My Time To Craft.
    We love to see everyone’s work.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck, do come back again!
    Hugs, Jackie DT member x

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  13. A great colourful card Mandy.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  14. Adorable card. Great design. thanks for playing with us at Colour Crazy.

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  15. What a great design! So many fun colors, patterns, embellishments and dies! Any mom would love this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

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  16. Just awesome Mandy! So colorful and happy! Love that!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DIES R US
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  17. So cute and pretty! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

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  18. Me again lol! Once again, this little lady bug is so adorable and I LOVE all the happy colors and fabulous design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  19. This card is so super cute!!! You have done an excellent job on it!!
    This is Brian with Penny's, thank you for entering our challenge!!

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  20. A great card - thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug.

    Helen x

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  21. I just love this easel card! The detail is gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug's Anything goes!
    Hugs from Africa!
    OlgaB

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  22. Very colourful card for mothers day
    Thank you for joining us
    Margaret
    CD Sunday plus DT

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  23. What a cute card! It goes perfectly with our theme for this month “Anything Goes”. I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie
    Artist & Owner

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  24. So sweet and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge.
    L x

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  25. What a great card. I love those rainbow hearts, such a clever idea. Thank you for sharing your lovely design with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  26. So sweet and adorable, gorgeous card..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT  https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  27. Gorgeous..Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  28. This is a gorgeous card, like the fun fold and the darling image and design! Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built!

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  29. Cute! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges. Hope you'll link up again! We always have two challenge options: 1) weekly theme OR 2) Anything Goes for those who don't want to use the theme. All craft types welcome, and Unlimited entries!
    Smiles,
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team

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  30. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

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  31. This is such a clever card. I haven't tried a 'traditional' triple easel card as I feel it hides all your work but this is such a great idea. Love your colouring of the very cute image too.

    Thank you for continuing to support our challenges.

    Jo
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  32. Cute card. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Danka CT -

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  33. Gorgeous card! I love the fold! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge. Please join us again real soon!Hugs, Joy
    JoyWilsonInk
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

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  34. Mandy this is absolutely stunning, the design, colouring and image. Gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

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  35. This is such a fabulous, cheerful and creative card, Mandy! It made me happy. How nice that you've joined us on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. Good luck with your card, and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Lori (DT at Lemon Shortbread)

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  36. What a bright cheerful Mothers Day card - puts a smile on my face.
    Thanks for joining us over at The House That Stamps Built.

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  37. What a beautiful shaped card Mandy. I love the fun image and your colouring is perfect. The colours are so bright and happy. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

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  38. Absolutely lovely! Great design, and cute sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

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  39. This is such a striking card. Fantastic design and papers. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck with your entry! Patsy DT

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  40. Mandy WTG thinking outside the box with your card design. Absolutely love it! Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana

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  41. Love this project Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at LeAnn’s World 101 and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for https://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/

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  42. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 10 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

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  43. This is fabulous I love the shape and vibrancy
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles DigiChoosday Craft Challenge

    Claire DT
    Mrs H's Crafty Corner

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  44. It really is supercute! Thank you for joining our challenge at We love Chocolate Baroque

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  45. So pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge Janet DT https://sweetpea-janscraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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  46. A wonderfully colourful card and a delightful image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore March Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

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  47. Thanks for linking your unusual card to A Place To Start this month! --Becca/DT

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  48. Wonderful original creation! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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  49. Very cute and colourful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

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  50. Adorable easel card Mandy! Thank you for sharing your cute creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge where anything goes. Good Luck, stay safe and happy crafting!
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

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  51. Wow! A lot of work has gone into this - my favourite bit is the rainbow hearts. Beautiful. Thankyou for sharing this with us in our monthly challenge at Patties Creations - Vic, D.T. X

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  52. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

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  53. This is such a sweet card! I love the colorful background. Thanks for sharing your card at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

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  54. A lovely easel card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Dragonfly Dreams.
    Mary

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  55. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

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  56. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments. Hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs

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  57. Love, love, love! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

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  58. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at the Unicorn Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

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  59. so lovely! Thanks for joining us at papercraft-challenges.

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  60. Thank you for sharing your entry with Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March 2021 challenge. We look forward to see everyone's wonderful projects. You are right, it is as cute as a bug!

    Myrna Sweet, DT Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

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  61. So cute and sweet! Good to see you in the HLS gallery. Hope you will join us again this month. Nandini, DT

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  62. A great design and sentiment too - love your card shape.

    Thanks for joining us at the Ike's World Challenge.

    Helen x

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