Saturday, October 07, 2017

Give Thanks

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.

Just as a reminder, CottageCutz has a new release of Halloween & Christmas dies that are now available in the online store for ordering. The DT has been showing lots of great samples and will continue to show them over the next couple of months to get your creativity flowing. There are plenty of beautiful new Christmas dies  and something for everyone's tastes.

Today, I used a new Christmas die, Pine Spray, to create a Thanksgiving card. I  love celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday and making Thanksgiving cards to send out to family and friends.  So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1. I found this Give Thanks word already die cut and placed on vanilla cardstock. The words are cut in a rich, purple shade and popped up on fun foam It gives great dimension. So that determined the other colors I would use on my card. The card base is the purple and my layering panel is a curry color. I think they make a great fall combo.
Razzleberry Card Base: 4 1/8" x 5 1/2"
Curry Layering Panel: 3 3/4" x 5"
Image Panel: 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
Step 2: Since this is a fall card I wanted some fall leaves in addition to the other elements. I cut 3 leaves from the Pine Spray die in white cardstock. I sponged with various distress inks and then pressed them into a Versamark ink pad and clear embossed.
Step 3: Again using the Pine Spray die, I cut the pine cone and some sprigs. I cut the pinecone in 2 shades of brown cardstock and the sprigs in a cinnamon cardstock.
I also used the Sunflower and Wheat Stalks dies- these are older CottageCutz dies- for additional elements on my cad. The sunflower is cut in curry cardstock and the center is razzleberry cardstock. For the wheat, I used a kraft cardstock and then sponged with some fossilized amber ink. 
Step 4: On this step, I figured out the layout for all my die cut elements and adhered them to the image panel. Used dimensional adhesive on the sunflower to left it from the background. On the other elements I used glue dots and multi matte adhesive.
I attached it to the curry panel with double sided tape.
To complete my card, I attached it to the Razzleberry base and then scattered a few sequins. I hope I have given you an idea on a way to user the Pine Spray die other than for Christmas. Well, that's it for me for this week. See you next Saturday.
Dies I used to create card:


Janja said...

Nice card in beautiful autumn colors.

Pam MacKay said...

Gorgeous fall colors and mix of dies love it!

Lois said...

Very nice use of all those fall colors on your Thanksgiving card. Love the dies you chose!

Sukie said...

Such a beautiful Fall card! The colors look so gorgeous! Absolutely love this!

SugarShine Designs said...

Just gorgeous Mary. Your creativity shines! -Janet

Anja Ž. said...

Beautiful card, Mary. I love the colored leaves.

Jeanne said...

This card is stunning. I ADORE the colors!

Joanne said...

Such a beautiful card Mary! Your coloring of the leaves is gorgeous. Such a nice collection of dies used on your card. Beautiful work!!