Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sweet Birthday Wishes

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.

Hope you are continuing to enjoy all the different cards from the DT using the new Expressions Plus word dies. The team has shown some really creative ways to use these word dies with your existing collection of dies. With 35 different word phrases, there is so much you can do with them in your own card making.

I have been showing you over the past several weeks how to combine word die phrases with a stamped sentiment. Check out my cards here, here, here and here.  I am continuing with this series today as well.

What I do is look at the word phrase and then think of other dies I have that would be identified by the phrase. Today, for instance, I thought of what could be identified as sweet and work for a birthday card. Lots of food items came to mind ice cream, frozen treats (popsicles), cupcakes to name a few.

For your viewing pleasure I am using the Sweet Phrase and Ice Cream Cone dies to create a cute summertime birthday card.

So let's get started with some details  on how I created my card.

Step 1: I looked through my patterned paper for a bright and fun design for my card background. I found this bright pink striped paper and thought it would work well. It reminded me of an old fashioned ice cream parlor.

white card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
bright pink layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
striped paper: 3 5/8" x 5 1/8"
Step 2: Cut the ice cream scoops using bright pink, mint green and curry cardstocks. I sponged the mint green scoop with the same shade ink for a little depth.  The cone is cut in a medium brown cardstock and I sponged the underneath layer with tea dye ink. Again this is for depth.
Step 3: I used the stitched circles die (2nd largest) to cut a backdrop for my ice cream cone and also to stamp the sentiment. My sentiment is just a bit too long for my circle. So by masking, with painters tape, and using my MISTI, I was able to turn it into a 2 line sentiment.

Step 4: With all my elements cut and stamping done, I am ready to start assembly of my card. I decided to add some twine to the circle for interest. I found some floss in my stash that is a mint color. Adhered the ice cream cone with dimensional adhesive.
Step 5:  I cut my Sweet Phrase in mint cardstock. The font is so pretty on all these new word dies. Love how it flows. It's a perfect fit for my ice cream cone.
Step 6: I finished off my card by adding some mint and pink enamel dots. I thought it finished off my card nicely. And, that my friends is my card for this week. I hope I have provided you with some inspiration on another way to use these new Expressions Plus word dies.
Dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Love the stripes in the background makes a fun festive card! That ice cream looks yummy!

SugarShine Designs said...

Yummy card Mary! Great design and combining the word due with a stamped sentiment really works well.

Lois said...

A yummy birthday card, Mary!

Anja Ž. said...

Perfect summer card. I like it a lot.

Bev Polen said...

Mary, the ice cream cone looks so yummy and makes a "sweet" birthday card!