I know many of you have been waiting anxiously to get a sneak peek at Papertrey’s May 15th stamp release.  So, without further ado, here is your first glimpse at a few things this set has to offer!

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This ladybug image is my interpretation of the popular insect’s infamous markings.  I divided the image into two quick steps that make it easy to achieve two colors.  The solid wings are stamped first, followed by a special "all-inclusive" stamp that has all the spots, head & tail, perfectly &  permanently placed!  On this particular project, I cut the main body out and raised it on foam dimensionals and then applied a thick layer of Crystal Effects.

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And here’s a little ribbon tip.  I hate trying to get knots to lay flat when wrapping ribbon around a card.  So I have a little shortcut I use all the time.  I adhere a strip of ribbon flat against my card front.  I then use a short scrap of the same ribbon and tie a single knot.  I trim the ends to the desired length and apply a glue dot directly to the back of the knot.

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Then all that is left is to adhere it directly to the strip of ribbon on my card front!  It lays perfectly every time!

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