Friday, July 01, 2016

Bird Trio Die + Sketch

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

Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring the bird trio die from the May "This & That" release. This die could be used for a variety of card types, and I made it as a card of encouragement for my BFF who is battling breast cancer.

So let's get started on some details on how I made this card.

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Patterned Paper Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Image Panel: 3 1/4" square (largest CottageCutz square die)
Angled panels: 1 1/4" wide & 1/2" wide (trimmed at ends to fit card)
Sentiment flag: 5/8" wide

I started this card by selecting my colors first. I found this rich looking patterned paper in my stash and that determined my card colors of raspberry, mustard and blue-green. I had this sketch saved and decided it would work well with my die cut.
I did some sponging of clouds for the background. Used a cloud template I have which makes it so easy to get perfect clouds every time. I used a grass stamp for a little green and the background was complete.
I die cut the bird trio in the blue-green cardstock and layered that over the background panel. Added a sun that is cut from the Spring Stamps die to complete the image panel.
 Stamped my sentiment on the flag panel to complete this card. Well, that's it for me for today. We are celebrating July 4th Independence Day here in the US this weekend. There will be lots of festivities and fireworks. So until next time.......inky hugs.
Oh and speaking of bird trios. We have a robin's nest underneath our deck. Today the little ones heard my hubby and I talking and put their heads up and mouths open. I pulled out our 6ft step ladder and took a quick photo while they were performing. Mama Bird wasn't around so I didn't get attacked (lol)!!!


Anita Kejriwal said...

A very pretty card

cebelica said...

Great photo of the little birdie. And beautiful card too! xx

Karen in PA said...

Awww, I love the cute little bird(s) - the one in the photo and the ones on the diecut.