Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Thanks for Helping Us Through the Storm

Hello!  This is Sukie and today I'm sharing a thank you card.  The Pirates die release is a wonderful collection of pirate and under the sea creatures.  These dies are currently on sale too!
I die cut the Pirate Ship and Filigree Clouds out of card stock.  I used the packaging of the Pirate Ship as the inspiration for the colors of my die cuts.
The card panels were selected to coordinate with the colors of the ship.  The soft blue serves as the background for the stormy scene on my card.  The Boundary Waters Fiskars punch was used for the set of borders.
Once I layered my card panels, I affixed the double borders along the bottom edge of my card. The ship was nestled in between the water borders at a slight angle.
The set of clouds were adhered above the ship with the larger cloud slightly above the smaller cloud.
I found the perfect sentiment in my stamp stash and added it to a hand cut flag which was adhered as a finishing accent on my card.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:

Monday, July 06, 2020

You are Mermazing

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Monday edition of the Blog. For all our American friends out there, I hope you had a great 4th of July weekend.

For my card today, I am featuring the new Mermaid die. I created a whimsical card for someone that I think is pretty amazing and that would be my precious little granddaughter. They live right at the Pacific Ocean so a water theme is perfect for her plus she loves mermaids. What little girl doesn't?

My colors were determined by the color challenge #798 on Splitcoaststampers. I thought these colors were good for an ocean scene.  Optional was to use waves or scallops. So that fit right with my mermaid image. 
pacific point, gorgeous grape, bermuda bay
On the background I used a cloud stencil and peacock feathers distress ink and a wave stencil and salty ocean distress ink. They are both a close match for bermuda bay and pacific point inks. I used a light touch with the sponge dauber.

I cut her fin and starfish in the gorgeous grape cardstock, her bra is cut from gorgeous grape designer paper, the fish in her hand from bermuda bay cardstock . Her face and body are colored with Copic markers. I used E000, E11 and E13. Her hair is colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol odorless mineral spirits. Those pencil colors are PC1082 Chocolate and PC946 Dark Brown.

The wave she is resting on is part of the Lighthouse die. I thought it was a cute resting place for my mermaid. Finished off my card with a few pacific point enamel dots. Well, that's it for me for this post. 

Just a reminder that there are some great sales going on in the online store. The 4th of July sale ends tonight at 9:00 PST. You have savings there of up to 60%. 

We also have a sale going on with these new dies. You can save up to 60% by buying the entire bundle and it's less than a $100. The individual dies are also 25% off.

dies I used to create card:

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Hello Baby


It's Anja here. There's a baby boom going on among my friends this year. So I decided to make a few cards to welcome their babies.

For 4 cards I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Flying Stork, Fancy Bassinet, Fancy Baby Boder, Baby),
- Distress Inks and Oxides,
- 4 white card bases (15x15 cm),
- water color paper (4 backgrounds, 14,5x14,5 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- black pen,
- sentiment stamp,
- black pigment ink,
- water spritzer,
- heat gun,
- 4 envelopes,
- paper trimmer,
- paper glue.

First I cut and colored the bassinets and baby phrases.

Next I did the same with the storks.

Then I started on the backgrounds. I used Distress Oxides. I put some color on my glass surface and spritzed it with water. Then I tapped watercolor paper on top. I used a heat gun to dry the paper. I used the same technique for all for papers.

I used the same technique to color baby borders. I used the borders to decorate the envelopes.

This is all the unique backgrounds and border I got.

Then I trimmed the paper and stamped the hello sentiment on top. Next to it I glued the baby sentiment. 

When all my pieces were ready I put the cards and envelopes together.

This is all from me for today. Have a nice week and see you again next Sunday.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:

Saturday, July 04, 2020

You're a Treasure

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. Happy 4th of July to all our American friends. Hope you are getting to enjoy the day and celebrating the founding of our great nation.

We have a brand new release of dies in the online store. This one is all about the sea with Pirates and undersea creatures. There are 14 new whimsical designs and each one is cuter than the next. These cards would be ideal for so many occasions. The entire bundle is currently 60% off and you can pick it up for less than $100. Each individual die is also 25% off

For my card today, I am featuring the new Treasure Chest Island and I created a card of encouragement for a friend who is always doing something special for me. I thought I would make her a card and let her know how special she is to me. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:
Since I was using the Treasure Chest Island die I wanted to do some ink blending to create an ocean scene. I use jumbo daubers for my ink blending technique. I started off with the sandy shore. I cut 2 templates and used crumb cake and old paper distress inks for the sand.  

Image Panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Next I sponged in the water using salty ocean distress ink. I laid my 2nd template over the sand and began sponging the blue ink. I used the other end of my template and sponged more salty ocean ink to create the horizon line. I wanted it just a bit darker than the water. 
I used a sun ray stencil and sponged the sun with wild honey and abandoned coral inks. I took a cloud stencil and lightly stenciled in some clouds using tumbled glass distress ink.
I stamped a few sand granules on the sandy shore just to add a bit of texture. My stamp had lots more than just the sand so I taped off what I didn't want. Then, with the help of my stamp-a-ma-jig I was able to stamp the sand where I wanted it. 
 I decided to stamp my sentiment directly on the sandy shore. I used a medium brown ink and my MISTI for placement. I did stamp the sentiment 3 times to get the color intensity I wanted.  

Now that my background is completed I am ready to cut the die images. I used different colors of cardstock to cut the palm tree, treasure chest, oyster and the mound of sand. I attached it to the background using dimensional adhesive. 
I used a royal blue cardstock for the layering panel and attached this with double sided tape to my image panel. Then attached to the yellow card base. To finish off the card I added 3 enamel dots to highlight the sentiment. 

Well, that's it for me for this week. I will see you next Saturday! There is a 4th of July sale in progress at our online store with savings up to 60%. Check it out here for some great deals. 

die I used to create card:

Friday, July 03, 2020

You're My Harbor

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with a card from the new Pirates and Sea Creatures release.  The release has a wide variety of wonderful images - all with a seafaring theme.  And they are on sale right now for a limited time!
I made this card for the Clean and Simple card challenge this week at Splitcoaststampers.  The theme is "Sail Away" - use a sailing or nautical theme.

I used the new Lighthouse die and a sentiment that is perfect for any close friend.  I think this could also make a good masculine card.
To begin, I die cut the pieces from various colors of cardstock.  I inked the edges for some shading and used white craft ink to add whitecaps to the waves.
In order to ink just the tips of the waves, I slid a piece of paper into the cuts and used a sponge dauber with the white ink.  It worked very well.  For the rest of the shading I used Buckaroo Blue, Gray Granite and Crumb Cake dye inks.
I assembled the lighthouse.

I cut a panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 from white and laid a piece of striped washi tape down the left side.  To add some interest I masked off the tape and used a splatter stamp.  I did not stamp before I added the tape, since it is very then and I did not want the splatters to show through.
I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink.
I still wanted a bit more to the card but had to be careful not to stray too far away from clean and simple, so I added some linen thread and navy blue baker's twine.
The lighthouse is popped up from the card using foam dots and the panel adhered to an A2 card base.
I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Be sure to visit the online and check out the July 4 sale on select designs!

Dies used:

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you have a fun and creative holiday weekend!