Monday, October 15, 2018

Enjoy Fall

Hi, Lois here with my Monday card.  CottageCutz has a brand-new release of Fall dies -- and they're all just marvelous!  Be sure to check the website because they are currently on sale for 25% off.  In addition, the Halloween and Christmas Part 3 releases are also 25% off.   I chose two of the Fall dies for my card today -- Pumpkins and Vines as well as Fall Phrases.   I had seen a card made with a die-cut frame mounted on top of patterned paper and liked the way it looked, so I used basically the same idea on my card.

To make the frame I cut a piece of orange cardstock 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" and placed the largest of one of the straight-edged rectangle dies in the center.  You could use any rectangle die -- I just happened to have the Cross-Stitched ones, so that's what I used.  I can use the center (with the cross-stitches around the edge) for another card.

I then cut my card base . . .

Brown - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Patterned paper - 4" x 5 1/4"

. . .  and constructed my card.

I then cut the Pumpkins and Vines die -- the pumpkins in orange and the vines in green.

Using a brown Copic marker I colored the pumpkin stems and sponged the pumpkins and vines with orange and green distressed ink.  A little hint:  because the pumpkins are slit, you can slip a piece of scrap paper into the slits to allow you to sponge the edges of each section separately.  It gives a bit of dimension to your pumpkins.

I cut the Fall Phrases die from orange cardstock, although I am only using two of the words,

which I sponged with a little bit of brown distress ink.

I then gathered all my die-cuts and placed them on the card.  I moved them around a bit until I was satisfied with the arrangement and then glued them down.  As you can see, I extended some of the leaves over the frame.

My card was now finished.

CottageCutz dies used on my card are:

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Happy Halloween


This is Anja. The new dies finally arrived and they are so much fun. The new designs are really beautiful. First I made a Halloween card, using the Halloween Ghosts die.

For this project I used:
- Cottage Cutz die (Halloween Ghosts),
- Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves, Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire),
- black card stock for card base (13x13 cm) and die cuts,
- watercolor paper for background (12,5x12,5 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- vellum paper,
- water spritzer,
- heat gun,
- tape,
- printed sentiment,
- adhesive foam pads,
- paper glue.

First I made the background. I used three shades of Distress Inks and blended it together.

Then I used water spritzer to add some interest. I dried the paper with the heat gun. I cut the paper to fit the card base.

Next I cut the ghost and colored it with Distress Inks. I used white and black card stock.

For the background I used vellum paper. I made strips of paper.

I arranged it on the colored side and taped it in the back.

I printed the sentiment and taped it on top of the vellum paper.  I cut and made a black card base.

I used adhesive foam pads to tape the background on the base. Then I just added the ghost and the pumpkin.

And this s my finished card.

This is all from me for today. Don't forget to check the store where you can find all the new dies for 25 % off.

Have a great Sunday.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz die I used:

Saturday, October 13, 2018

A Pie & Latte Treat

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. 

We have a new release of dies over at the online store. Our Autumn 2018 dies are here with 10 new designs. They are currently 25% off for a limited time. I am featuring the Pumpkin Pie & Latte + the Fall Phrases dies today. I also have a sample with these new dies here.

So let's get started with some detail on my card for this week.

Step 1: I started with my layout this week. I am using the Splitcoaststampers sketch #718. It's more of a clean & simple layout but I added a couple of extra layers to change it up a bit.
Step 2: Since this is an Autumn card I wanted to use patterned paper that had more of a fall appeal to it. I found this leaf paper and thought it would work well with the pumpkin pie and latte images.
Soft Suede card base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
White layering panel: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Patterned Paper Panel: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
White Image Panel: 2 1/8" x 5 1/8"
Step 3: I cut my pumpkin pie and latte cup using the package colors as my guide. You can color your images but my preference is usually to cut them in colored cardstock. It requires a few more steps but I am always pleased with the outcome. You can check out some of the other DT cards to see the beautiful Copic or Distress ink coloring they do.
Cut the Fall Phrase in a rich cinnamon (cajun craze) cardstock.

Step 4: All my card elements are ready, so it's time to start the card assembly.   I attached the card base and layering panels first.
Then I moved to the image panel. I wanted to stamp my sentiment before I attached the die cut images. I laid the images on the panel then figured out where to stamp the sentiment.
The sentiment had more words than what I wanted to use so I taped off what I didn't want and inked up the word "treat". I used my MISTI just in case I needed to re-stamp the word.  I didn't have to because it inked evenly and dark enough on my first attempt.
I added my images to the panel using dimensional adhesive. For the fall phrase I used Ranger multi matte medium, it dries clear and has a strong bond. I decided to add a little top border to the image panel- just for added interest. I cut a strip of soft suede cardstock 1/4" x 5 1/8" and attached with double sided tape.
To complete the card I used a few soft suede enamel dots. I thought that finished it of nicely. Well that's it for me for this post. I hope I have sparked an idea for using the pumpkin pie & latte cup image. See you next Saturday!
dies I used to create card: