A few weeks ago a friend asked me to help her make a card that she had seen on Pinterest….and I was happy to do it because I got to play with two new stamps sets that I had been wanting to use: Little Ladybug and Music from the Heart. These are the two stamp sets.
I used the music staff and Clef sign, from the Music from My Heart Stamp Set and instead of using the notes from the same set, I used the tiny little ladybugs that are in the top left corner from the Little Ladybug Stamp Set instead.
Who knew that notes could look so cute?? And if you can read music, sing, or play an instrument, you would be able to see that the ladybug notes are on the staff as the actual music to the Happy Birthday song. How ingenious is that? I wish I could take credit for this, but several other people already beat me to it, so I just CAS’ed the card. (Copy And Share) and made a few changes.
Because the Little Ladybug Stamp set is a “red rubber” set, you can’t see the exact spot where you are stamping like you can with photopolymer stamps (which are clear). So we had to use a technique that uses the Stamperatus and stamping on vellum to get our notes in the correct spot on the musical staff. You can use this same technique to get a good placement for any of your red rubber stamps. Here are the simple steps.
- Place a piece of vellum on the stamparatus and hold in place with a magnet.
- Place the stamp on the velum and pick it up with the plate.
- Ink the stamp with black ink.
- Slide the cardstock that you want to stamp on underneath the velum and move it around until it is in the correct spot where you want to stamp, then place a magnet on the cardstock.
- Move the velum out of the way. Ink up your stamp and then stamp the image.
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If you’d like to make this card, this is what you’ll need:
- Little Ladybug Stamp Set
- Music from the Heart Stamp Set
- Whisper White Thick Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
- Read Red Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”
- Basic Black Cardstock – Cut 5” x 3 3/4”
- Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 4 7/8” x 3 5/8” and a piece cut 5 1/4” x 4” (inside)
- Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento and Real Red
- Stampin’ Blends: Real Red Dark and Petal Pink
- Adhesive: Snail or Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals
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2 thoughts on “Little Ladybug “Notes” – Happy Birthday!”
I’ve often used a small clear piece of plastic to stamp on for placement before stamping for good to make sure it’s in the right place.
That would work too. For me I’ve found that the ink won’t smear on the vellum, but it will on the clear window sheets unless you use Stazon ink.