Hello everyone! This is Helen Cryer here, sharing with you my first ever card post as a member of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team!
As soon as I saw the Lady Bug die set, I thought how well those little ladybirds (as I call them – I’m from the UK!) would go with the spotty border from the Square w/Circle Frame Edges die set, on the Accordion Circle Card. Here is the card I came up with:
I wanted to show you the different die cut elements to my card. You can see that I used the Frame Edges die set to cut solid black borders, as well as red spotty borders, which I glued over the top of the black borders. I cut the red borders from paper-backed satin, which is why they have a sheen. The other circle pieces are cut with the Accordion Circle Card die set. I cut six ladybirds, but only ended up using five of them.
For the leaves, I cut one layer from Green Velvet Adhesive Sheet (which is absolutely gorgeous, luxurious stuff!), and another leaf layer from Light Green Velvet. The Big Triple Leaf die puts an embossed line down the leaves, which I used as guideline to cut along. I stuck half of each Light Green leaf onto the darker green layer, so I could create two-toned leaves.
I adhered all the card elements, joining the two card halves together last. I felt like the card looked a bit plain though, and decided to add some flowers and leaves to the outer frames of the card. I cut another Green Velvet leaf, another Light Green Velvet leaf, and the flower layers shown below. I made two smaller flowers (each with two layers), and one larger flower (with three layers). I shaped the top layer of each flower by using a ball tool to mould it, pressing into a foam pad. I created flower centres with Transparent Silver Glitter Dot stickers. I used an assortment of plain red card stock, and Red Velvet Sheet for the flowers.
On the first page of the card, you can see the Light Green Velvet I used for one of the circle layers, and the ‘Hello’ which I die cut from Green Velvet:
Flower detail on the second page:
Well I hope you enjoyed seeing this card, and hopefully it will have sparked some ideas for something you’d like to create too!
Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:
Flower Set 2 (For the largest flower layer)
Bunch of Flowers (For the two smaller flower layers)