cute as a bug... LDRS Creative hop day 3

Hello my fabulous friends!
Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!
 We have TWO new paperpads bursting of colours, with awesome patterns all ready for your projects called You Are My Sunshine (from TLC Crafting) and Sweet Summer! There are FIVE clear stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet: Shore Lucky, Lemonade, Ants Pants, A New Beginning and Heatwave (two sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions)! But wait, you're about to die for... FIVE new die sets that can be used as accessories or full backgrounds: Sunburst, Scalloped Rectangle, Sun & Clouds, Surfing Waves & Sandy Beach, Waves & Clouds. And for the first time at LDRS Creative, you can grab them in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!
Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper!  To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on July 10th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 25% on the new release* and use code Jul25
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 7/8/18, not on bundles)

Now on to what you came here for... Inspiration!

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Georgia Pacific
Stamps: LDRS Creative Ant's Pants
Ink: LDRS Creative Raven, Kiss Me Red; Uniball Signo White
Coloring: Copics- T8, T6, T4, B000
Dies: LDRS Creative Happy Days
Other: Fancy Pants Flowers; brads

How absolutely ADORABLE is this new stamp set?!?! 
I'm not usually one to love bug stuff, but this set makes it SO easy to quickly make adorable summer cards! 

This bow is not from this newest release, but I thought it looked so cute in this check pattern!

I'll be honest, when I first saw this little tiny background stamp, I was a little confused... Background stamps are usually bigger....

But it is actual REALLY easy to line up and stamp over and over in all directions to make a customized patterned paper as large as you need!

This little stamp is my favorite from this set! I think it will get well used!

For my sentiment, I loved the banner stamp, but didn't want to use the sentiment that is part of it... So... I used my partial stamping trick! It works BEAUTIFULLY for this!  Simply cover the words with a little clear tape (be sure not to cover any of the outline)

Now, ink up the stamp (tape and all).

Carefully remove the tape...

And stamp!

You can then add a different sentiment... Or just use a different color for the sentiment!

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Recollections Glitter paper
Stamps: LDRS Creative Ant's Pants
Ink: LDRS Creative Raven; Uniball Signo White
Coloring: Copics- C5, C7, C9, E07
Dies: LDRS Creative Sunburst Rectangle

This card uses a fun inlay technique. I die cut the Sunburst out of white cardstock, and glitter cardstock...  I set aside all the white circles, and glued the remaining piece onto some cardstock. I then took the glitter circles and glued them into the corresponding holes.  (you can actually get 2 cards done at one time with this.. a blue on white, and a white on blue!)

I liked the simplicity of the pattern, so I kept the rest of the card simple too... I stamped, colored, and cut out one of the ants from Ants Pants (isn't he ADORABLE!!!) and popped that up on some foam dots. I also stamped the sentiment, hand cut a banner and mounted that on some more glitter paper...
Super easy, but looks GREAT! You don't have to use glitter paper for this, but I really liked the extra POP it gives it!

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cghundley said…
Darling cards.
I love the inlaid
card, so pretty.
Carla from Utah
Darling card! Thanks for the tip about masking the stamp itself, that would be faster than cutting out a mask to fit inside the frame. Great work!
Dana M said…
Fabulous cards! So very summery and I just love the ants.
Karenladd said…
Those ants just make me laugh! I love the cute, playful card designs that are perfect for summer.
Super cute and creative cards!
D.Ann C said…
I love the checkered background and that sentiment I love you as much as an ant loves picnics is DARLING!!
Jean said…
Simply delightful!!
Cindy Holmes said…
AWW these are such PRECIOUS cards! The color combinations and styles for each one are just FANTASTIC!!!
SHartl said…
Cutest picnic scene ever and I love the paper you used!!