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.
A couple of months ago there was a new release of the cutest little bear stamps & coordinating die sets. Adventures of Chloe & Ben have been featured by many of the Design Team. If you haven't seen them before take a look back on the Blog.
Today for your viewing pleasure, I am showcasing one of those dies. I present Ben, Up Up and Away. He will be the star of my birthday card. So without further delay, let's get started on how I created my card.
Step 1: I used Tuxedo Black (Memento) ink on X-Press It Blending cardstock to stamp the image. I always stamp 2 just in case I make a mistake in coloring. Used both Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils to color and this cardstock works great with both these mediums.
Copics used: R27, R29 (red), B93, B95 (blue), YG 41, YG 45 (green) and R20 (blush)
Prismacolor Pencils: PC1082, PC947 (brown) and PC928 (blush)
After coloring I cut Ben out with the coordinating die. It's included in the set.
Step 2: My layout decision was next. I looked at a couple of different sketches and finally settled on this one. It allowed me to use some bright and festive patterned paper and also had a separate layer where Ben would have the center stage.
Turquoise Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
1st Patterned Paper layer: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Then I look at my printout and guesstimate how much of a border will be around the next layer. In this case, I thought 1/2" was about right. I cut a piece of scrap paper to lay it down and check to make sure it works. Then I actually cut the cardstock and patterned paper I will use.
Neon Pink cardstock layer: 4 5/8" x 3 3/8"
Striped Patterned Paper Layer: 4 3/8" x 3 1/8"
For the image panel, I again take a piece of scrap paper and fold it roughly and make sure the borders on my card look like the borders on the printout. Then I used the 2nd largest CottageCutz stitched stitched rounded rectangle die and cut my panel. I stamped my birthday sentiment in an emerald green ink.
ImagePanel: 2 5/8" x 3 5/8"
Number Candles die and add a "3" for this element. I need a birthday card for a 3 year old. So this worked out perfectly for me.
And that is my card for this Saturday. I hope I have given you another idea of a way to use these new stamp & die combo sets. See you next Saturday!
Dies I used to Create Card: