C ute friendship card made with Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Real Red Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Basic Black Cardstock
- 1-5/8" x 5-1/2" of large black dots on white background design from All Together 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
- 2" x 2-1/2" from Basic White Cardstock
- 1-3/4" x 2" from Real Red Cardstock
Insert the large black rectangle into the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Use the line printed on the front flap of the folder to make sure it is lined up straight. Place the folder with the cardstock inside on the platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and run through the machine.
Rub a Blending Brush across the open Real Red Ink Pad to get it inky. Lightly rub the inky Blending Brush all over the strip of All Together Designer Paper. Get more ink on the Blending Brush as needed. Make sure you have a piece of Grid Paper under the designer paper to protect your work surface.
Tip: I just clean my Blending Brushes when I'm done using them by running them under water until no more color is coming off. Then, I let them air dry. They may be stained, but they are clean enough to use with any color of ink in the future.
Pick out the stitched triangle die that cuts out a triangle that is 2-1/4" long on the long bottom edge from the Stitched Triangles Dies. Put it on top of the colored All Together Designer Paper strip on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so it will cut a notch in the bottom of the strip. Run through the machine.
Cut a 2-1/2" piece of Real Red 1/8" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.
Lay the ribbon across the top of the notched and colored designer paper strip about 1/2" from the top edge with the notch on the bottom. Flip the designer paper strip over and secure the ends of the ribbon in place with small strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backings from the Tear & Tape strips and add more adhesive to the back of the designer paper strip. Adhere the notched and colored designer paper strip with ribbon attached to the center of the dry embossed black rectangle so the bottom of the notched strip almost touches the bottom of the black rectangle. Use Paper Snips Scissors to cut off excess designer paper along the top edge as needed.
Adhere the dry embossed black rectangle with designer paper strip attached to the front of the Real Red card.
As you are ready to stamp using the Hello Ladybug Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the crawling ladybug image from the Hello Ladybug Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Memento Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the horizontal white rectangle.
Pick out the notched corners label die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. Put it on top of the stamped ladybug image on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the image is centered in the die. Run through the machine.
Put the ladybug label cut out on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface. You need to make sure that you protect your work surface with paper as the Stampin' Blends Markers do bleed through.
Use the Light and Dark Real Red Stampin' Blends to color in the back of the ladybug.
Adhere the colored ladybug label cut out to the front of the card so it is just below the ribbon on the designer paper banner and is centered side to side over the designer paper banner. Try not to put adhesive along the bottom edge of the label cut out.
Mount the "my friend," "hello," or "may your greatest wish come true" sentiment from the Hello Ladybug Set on an appropriate size block. Ink it up with the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the small, vertical red strip.
Pick out the small, notched banner die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. Put it on top of the stamped sentiment on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so it is centered over the sentiment with the notch at the bottom. Run through the machine.
Adhere the sentiment banner cut out to the front of the card so it is centered side to side on the designer paper banner and the top of the banner is tucked under the bottom of the ladybug label cut out.
Cut a 3" piece of Real Red 1/8" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack.
Slide one end of the ribbon under the ribbon already on the card front near the center. Tie in place with a half knot. Trim the ends.