Thursday, February 5, 2009

little things mean a lot

"The best things in life come in small packages." I never cease to be delighted by spying a beautiful little flower and when stepping in for closer look finding an even smaller little treasure, a little ruby ladybug!

The sunflowers and bugs are all from "A Year of Flowers". Although I didn't take a pic of the stamp on the block, to get your ladybug to crawl along your greeting, align the bottom of its legs with a line on your block, then flip it over and stamp so that the line goes across the top of your lower case letters, the midline of the greeting, KWIM? I wanted to keep this card clean and simple, with a focus on the colors and the images, so I only did the little dotted line, made with the piercing grid and black pen. (I always try to incorporate a spot or dot element on ladybug cards)


After coloring the flowerd and bugs with Copics, I trimmed them out and popped them up on a rolled up glue dot, they are too small for a regular dimensional but this worked perfectly! I added my Crystal Lacquer to each after adhering. (My little boy was totally faked out by the ladybugs when he saw this card on my desk, thought they were real!) :)

Today's card I actually made for Allison Fillo whom many of you know had a baby (Avery) last month, who has had some surgeries. She was only slightly premature, born at a nice healthy baby weight and is doing very well, praise the Lord! I decided to make something that wasn't so obviously "baby", but inspired by a quote I saw on a preemie's wall I once babysat for, "Some of God's miracles are born small." I thought tiny ladybugs on these happy flowers would be perfect with this quote I put together with words from "The Best Things in Life". (and I was completely tickled when I saw this post after I made the card, think she's going to really like it! Enjoy that little baby of yours, Allison! :)


Have a happy day, everyone! take time to enjoy "the little things"!

19 comments:

Carisa said...

OMG, this card is just stunning!!! I too would have totally been faked out had I seen that card lying on a desk! It is beautiful and perfect for your friend.

Mindy said...

Oh, it is gorgeous. I love the way you thought to use this for a baby card! I'm very excited......I got shipping confirmation from GinaK today....I'm gonna be stampin' these flower my own little self in a few days! Whooohoooo!!!!

judy anderson said...

You have a big heart. And I like the card too.

Ananya Gupta said...

The lady bugs really look good!

Viv said...

What a beautifully different baby card! It's so refeshing to something other than the usual pastel cards.
Viv xx

buggin2stamp said...

Wow, I can see why your son would be faked out by the little bugs on your card. Very cool!!!

lilscrappers said...

I love that idea, especially for a baby card, hmmmm, I have a ladybug stamp somewhere.....

Donna said...

wow! those ladybugs look so real! sweet card, didn't realize Allison had a baby - congrats to her & glad the baby is o.k.

Elena said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the tiny ladybug!

Allison said...

This is so cute! I love the lady bugs!

Toni K said...

Adorable! Love those little lady bugs. I fianlly ordered this set and will be able to start stamping up some of your gorgeous flowers soon!

Sandy O said...

How nice. I had to take a sencond look at the ladybugs too! I jsut might steal the idea, LOL The sentiment is absolutely perfect for the occassion.

Norine said...

what a great card and those lady bugs look so real great job
hugs
Norine

harrahx2 said...

I did a quick copy of this in the gallery to send home because I was glancing through at work. Didn't realize it was yours but fell in LOVE with this card. I want to make it! It is absolutely fantastic. I am in love.

Kim said...

I love this! Those ladybugs do look so incredibly REAL!

Allison said...

Oh my...this is too cute! I love the ladybugs esp. with the glossy accents (I so need to try this)! TIA for the super card and for continuing to keep up with my lil' superstar Avery! Cheers!

fiverancks said...

This is so darn cute! I love it...i'm going to have to get this set.

Casmiles said...

Even on the web pic, the lady bug is WONDERFUL. I thought it was a dimensional element. It turned out beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What a buggy! card with no wheels! Way to go, Mel! Liking the red and black tons! Baby?!! That's one cute card.
Keep Looking UP!