Wednesday, April 27, 2016

~Happy Spring~

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

For your viewing pleasure, I am showcasing one of the new April release dies and also demonstrate how you can take a single die and add layers, a little embossing and some created embellishments to dress up the card.

Let's get started with some details on how I created this card:

cardstock and patterned paper sizes:
daffodil card base measures 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2"
pomegranate embossed layer  is 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
patterned paper layer is 3 1/8 x 4 3/8"

I used a flower embossing folder that just embosses around the cardstock edge. Thereby creating a perfect frame for the next layer where I used my patterned paper.

I used the new large leafy flourish and cut 2 of them in a dark green card stock. I added an extra swirl at the top right and some extra leaves on the middle left.  That just helped create balance on my card. This is adhered with multi matte medium. It's a strong adhesive and it dries clear unlike glossy accents.
To continue building my card, I cut some flowers from the mushroom & flowers die in daffodil and pomegranate.

My sentiment was stamped before I attached all the die cuts in a dark green ink. It makes it easier for placement to do that first. To finish off my card I added a butterfly cut from the butterfly with flowers die. I cut it once in daffodil cardstock and then in a daffodil patterned paper. I used the multi matte medium to attach just in the middle. That way I was able to lift the wings for added dimension. The solid butterfly is glued directly to the patterned paper layer.

Well Friends that's my card for today. I hope this provided some inspiration for you. The April release is filled with  awesome dies to help you create some gorgeous floral cards. Check it out.

Just a little reminder, it's not to late to enter our brand new challenge. There are prizes to be won. Check out all the details here.

So until next time.........inky hugs!


Karen in PA said...

Thank you for showing us such a happy, cheerful card!
I love that large leafy flourish - it's huge!

Vladuška said...

Really nice how you've combined all die cuts. I also like the colors of the papers you used. Really cute card.

Janja said...


creative lady said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combo and how you used the leafy florish.

Joanne said...

Pretty card Mary. I do like how you used so many different dies.