Sunday, 13 January 2019

Monochrome - Well Almost!

This started out as an idea for a monochrome card but in the end I couldn't  resist adding a bit of colour to the ladybird.  The bugs were stamped using pigment ink and heat embossed so they are shiny.  I then die cut them which requires some care to make sure the die is lined up correctly and I had to have more than one attempt at that.  They were then adhered to a piece of white card which had  been stamped using a dictionary page stamp and this was in turn added to a script background and a circle of grey patterned paper from a pad I've had in my stash forever.  I'm still on a mission to make a few more masculine cards although this could be sent to anyone unless you knew they hated 'bugs'.

Bugs - Entomology stamp set with matching dies by Tim Holtz
Dictionary - stamp from Stampin' Up
Papers - from my stash
Sentiment - Tim Holtz stamp


  1. I hate bugs Val, but as soon as I saw the entomology stamps set I knew I had to have it. I love this fabulous card that you've made using the stamps and dies.

    Sue xx

  2. The pop of colour is perfect! Great card

  3. Love your Monochrome bug card and your splash of colour really pops out...


  4. Hi Val,
    what a super card and such a very lovely design.
    Love how you have coloured the Ladybird it makes it pop.
    Found my camera cable it was in my bedside drawer for safe keeping wish I had rememebered sooner it would have saved me going through so many boxes yesterday, and now I have a back ache from it all.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Hi Val

    A great card .. .. love the "nearly" monochrome look! The pop of red makes a beautiful focal point.

    To begin with I thought you had stamped the images onto dictionary paper .. .. those dies sound quite intricate but give a great finished look.

    My Son and Daughter in Law would love this .. .. they love bugs!!

    Hope you had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx