Monday, February 11, 2019

Ladybug Valentine - Kitchen Sink Stamps

If you are visiting today looking for a Let's Make a Scene design, I am going to have to disappoint you (but not too much, I hope). With Valentine's Day on Thursday, I needed one more Valentine to put in today's mail. Therefore this creation, sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, is a Valentine which features two Kitchen Sink Stamp sets: Heart & Roses Multi Step Clear Stamps and Ladybug Hugs Multi Step Clear Stamps.

Here is how I created the image panel. First I stamped the rose. I then stamped the ladybug on the lower right petal of the rose. I then added a mask to the ladybug and the rose which allowed me to add the leaves. Finally, I used my magic makeup brushes to clean up the tiny gaps left after masking. Those things are AWESOME!!

I created the card with the following challenges in mind:

International Art & Soul #51 Make Your Own Background

The background was created with three Distress Oxide Inks: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and Candied Apple. I put splotches of the two pinks and spritzed with water before drying it. I then sponged on the stenciled script (The Crafter's Workshop) with Picked Raspberry. I dried it and added more water splotches and dried it again. The final addition to the background was the tiny hearts stamped in Candied Apple.

The February Pile It On Challenge - Pretty in Pink + 1 More Challenge


613 Avenue Create #218 - Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Critter

Color Recipes

Layer 4 Memento Rosebud stamped 3 times
Layer 3 Memento Rosebud stamped once
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink stamped 3 times
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink stamped once

Layer 1 Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

Lady Bug
Layer 4 Memento London Fog stamped twice
Layer 1 Memento Love Letter
Layer 2 Memento Ladybug
Layer 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 5 Versafine Onyx Black

Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishment: Pink Stretch Crochet Ribbon and White Grosgrain

Find more fabulous Kitchen Sink Creations linked below:

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS

Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz


  1. What an elegant design Lynn.

    Hugs Diane

  2. Your stamping is exquisite! The ribbon is perfect to tie it all together!

  3. What a stunning card Lynn! I love the layered rose and your gorgeous background, it thought it was paper at first, it's so beautiful!

  4. Lynn, this is gorgeous! Lovely flower and I love how you used pink!!!

  5. Wow this is such a gorgeous card Lynn!! LOVE the pink colors and the elegant looking and Vintage like in style too!! I love it! HUGS

  6. Wow! What a fabulous card with the awesome rose, Lynn! I love the background and the gorgeous pink stretch ribbon! Great piece of art, Lynn! Big hugs!

  7. Your stamping is awesome! That rose looks so realistic.
    So glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  8. Beautiful - especially love the background!

    Thanks for joining us at International Art and Soul!

  9. Wowza= not sure if it is because it is pink or it is just incredible...but this card is Gorgeous!!! I did not get any cards mailed..... You are awesome to share your beautiful art!!!

  10. Very pretty and gorgeous rose. Love the trim and how you wove the ribbon through for added detail.

  11. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x


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