Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.
It's a rainy day here in the Eastern U.S. and a slight chill is in the air. One of those perfect days for staying indoors and doing some crafting. And, it's also World Card Making Day. So there is a 2nd reason to get crafty on this first Saturday in October
Today for your viewing pleasure I am featuring another of the new Christmas 2016 dies. This one is the Wisdom Tree. The words are a wonderful description of what Christmas represents.
So let's get started with some details on how I created my card. I wanted the words to be the focal point so I kept the embellishments minimal and dressed the card up with some patterned paper, ribbon and a few sequins.
Teal Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
White Layering Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Patterned Paper Panels: 1 1/4" x 5 1/4", 1 1/2" x 5 1/4", 1" x 5 1/4"
I found some odd sized pieces of this patterned paper in my stash but nothing big enough to cover the size panel I was using. So I decided to cut 3 different size panels for my background. That solved my problem. You know how it is when you want to use something on a card. Nothing else you look at works (lol)!!
My next step was to cut the words from the Wisdom Tree die. I cut it twice just for some added dimension. I decided to stay with the teal color theme. I used the rectangle and stitched rectangle dies to cut the panels for the words.
I started the assembly process with the background designer paper. I decided to add some white satin ribbon on this panel. Again just for added interest. I used some Ranger multi-matte medium and attached the words to the white panel.
Secured the image panel to my card with some dimensional adhesive. I wanted this panel raised up from the striped background just a bit. I finished it off with a few teal sequins.
Here is a close-up photo of the image panel. I love the beautiful font and die shape and of course the bottom layer with the flourish and "25" finishes the tree perfectly.
I hope my card has given you an idea for using this new die. Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time.......inky hugs!