Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Wednesday edition of the Blog. Make sure you read all the way to the end of the post for some giveaway information.
I wanted to create a card of encouragement for my BFF who is battling breast cancer. Email and phone calls are good but everyone likes to get some happy mail. So let's get started with how I put this card together.
This week I again started with my layout. I came across this sketch on Splitcoaststampers last week. As soon as I saw it, I thought of the garden friends dies and knew I would use it for my card this week.
My goal on the Wednesday post is to show you how simple it can be to create a card. By either using a sketch, a color combo or both.
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"Black Layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Striped Patterned paper: 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
This is the layout I used. I changed it up just a bit but the basic sketch is there. A sketch is a starting point and you can always make changes to accommodate your image or available dies. The numbers on this sketch indicate your card layers.
I used my red card base for layer #2 and the striped patterned paper for layers #3 & #4. See what I mean about changing it to suit what you are doing on your card?
For the large circle #5 on the sketch, I used the CottageCutz stitched circle die and the Basic Circle die. My greeting is stamped on this layer. For the smaller circles on this layer, I used the Hello Spring die and cut the flower images as well as the hello word. The hello word I cut 3x for dimension and glued together with multi-matte medium from Ranger.
They were just the perfect size for my card. Its a 3 piece die- the scallop layer, the flower and then the center. I sponged red ink on the scallop to darken it up just a bit. There is a slight contrast in colors. And, for the center I used black cardstock.
For the circle #6 on the sketch I used the "garden friends" die and just cut out the ladybug. I cut it out twice. Once in red and then again in black. I used the die inlay technique with the black pieces filling in the red. It makes it stand out on your card nicely.
That's my card for this week. Thanks for sticking with me to the end.
Here is the giveaway info I mentioned at the beginning of the post. How would you like to win all the cardstock pieces to re-create the card I have shown today? All you will need is some glue and your own stamp for the sentiment. I cut out an extra set of everything I used today and would like to give it away.
Leave me a comment on your ideas for using the "Garden Friends" stamp set besides what I have shown you today. I will select one lucky comment and get it out to you in the mail. You will have until Saturday to submit your ideas.
So until next time.........inky hugs!!!