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Good Luck Card: Lady Bug Stamp Set | Checkered Past Stencil | The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am sharing a card that I have not had time to share with you using products from the Rabbit Hole Designs release from March of this year. I just never got a chance to share this super cute little good luck card and I wanted to share it with you today.


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My card today features the Lady Bug 4 x 6 Stamp Set from the March 2024 Release from the Rabbit Hole Designs. As well as the Checkered Past 6 x 6 Stencil. I stamped everything in Neenah Desert Storm 80 LB Smooth Cardstock and used this same cardstock for my stencil as well. I card also features coloring with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils.


(Wondering what I used in this project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).


Checkered Past:

Let's start off my talking about how I created the background panel using the Checkered Past 6 x 6 Stencil from the Rabbit Hole Designs. I placed my piece of Desert Storm Cardstock cut at 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" onto my Stencil Mat (from Waffle Flowers Crafts). I like to cut my cardstock just a little bigger than my stencils; so that I can line them up the same way each time and then cut them to the size I want. I placed the Checkered Past Stencil on top with the etched 1 on the top and pushed the cardstock into the corner of the Stencil Mat. All my ink blending was done with my CottonTail Blending Brushes I have designated for Oxide Inks.


Little Ladybug Good Luck Card by Rick Adkins

Once I had my cardstock and the stencil lined up with the etched 1 at the top I was ready to start with the ink blending process. I used Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Ink for the first round of ink blending. I then cleaned and then turned the stencil where number 2 was at the top and used Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink this time around. To get fill in the cardstock even more I flipped the Checkered Past Stencil over on the back side and lined everything up again. I used Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink first, and cleaned and turned the stencil again and used Picket Fence Distress Ink to fill in the last section. This was I was able to get a completely different look with the stencil and fill in the background completely.


Little Ladybug Good Luck Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Prepping The Card:

Once the ink blending was completed I stamped the ladybug on the daisy form the Lady Bug 4 x 6 Stamp Set on a scrap of Neenah Desert Storm 80 LB Smooth Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and set it to the side to dry a few minutes. I then took my Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics (from My Favorite Things) and cut out the card front from my stenciled piece of cardstock. I then cut out the stitched tag from my scrap of cardstock I stamped the ladybug on. I used a die from my stash for this but I have found one similar if you don't have anything like this in the Blueprints 24 Die-namics that came out recently from My Favorite Things.


Little Ladybug Good Luck Card by Rick Adkins Close Up View

After die-cutting the pieces I cut an A2 size top folding card base from a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Ultra Thick Cardstock. I scored the top folding card base at 5 1/2". I then used my Teflon Bone Folder to burnish the scoreline to make my card base. I attached the stenciled and die-cut panel to a piece of Pitch Black Cardstock cut just slightly larger than the stitched rectangle stenciled panel.


Colored Pencil Coloring:

Once I had the card front attached to the card base I started coloring the lady bug image on my stitched banner with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils. I started coloring with the darkest color in the shadow areas of the image using a light hand. I then added two other shades in a medium tone and lighter tone to create the mid-tones and highlights. I worked my way around the stamped image until I had the layers built up to the darkness I wanted. Once I had the image all colored up I stamped my sentiment with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink.


Little Ladybug Good Luck Card by Rick Adkins Side View

I attached the stitched banner to the card front with a little Bearly Arts Glue. I lined up the banner up to the stitched line of the rectangle. I attached the banner to the top right of the card front. To finish off the card I took some of the Clear Enamel Dots (from the Rabbit Hole Designs) and colored them with my with my Copic 110 Special Black Sketch Marker. This way I was able to customize my Clear Enamel Dots to match my card. You can color your enamel dots with any color of alcohol marker to match your projects; this is a great way to match your embellishments to your cards color palette.


Little Ladybug Good Luck Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

And there you have it my friends, that's how I created this little good luck card that perfect to send to any one that you want. You can easily customize the colors of your background as well as your colored pencil work for your recipient.


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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.


Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














Rick Adkins


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