Saturday, June 17, 2017

~ Awesome Dad ~

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.

Hope you have been enjoying all the different cards from the DT using the new Expressions Plus word dies. The team has shown some really creative ways to use these dies with your existing collection. With 35 word phrases in these dies, there is so much you can do with them in your own card making.

Combining the word die phrases with a stamped sentiment is just one idea. That's the direction I am going with my card today. I wanted to use the Awesome Phrase die and started thinking of how I could incorporate that into a Father's Day card.

I wanted the card to reflect Dad as extraordinary & impressive and also to have an image that reflected that as well. I came up with a dinosaur image. They were grand and striking animals. So my card idea was born. Maybe I think to much (LOL), but it helps me to create when I have a theme in mind.

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

Step 1: Once my card theme was set, I needed a layout for my card. I saw the  Splitcoaststampers Sketch #649 and thought it would work perfectly. When I look at a sketch I guesstimate the layer sizes. I usually start with an A2 base then go form there. It looked to me as though layer #2 had a 1/4" border on this layout. Once I figured that size, the other panel sizes became a bit easier.
Burgundy Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Striped Patterned Paper (layer #2): 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"
Lime rectangle Panel: (layer #4) 4 7/8" x 1 3/4"
Navy Blue Rectangle Panel (layer #5) 4 7/8" x 1 5/8"
Sentiment Circle: (layer #6): circle dies -3rd largest

Step 2: I looked through my patterned paper and cardstock for my colors. I thought this striped paper had a nice masculine appeal, and I could also use it for layer #3 in the sketch. The striped paper has burgundy, navy blue. lime green, emerald green and peach. I cut the papers to the above sizes and die cut my circles. Navy blue is a hard color for me to photograph for some reason. It looks black in this photo.
Step 3: I die cut my dinosaur and my word phrase. I wasn't sure at first what color to make the awesome word or the dinosaur. So I cut several staying with the card colors. But in the end, the dino ending up lime green and a darker contrast green. His bony spine is cut in peach also one of the colors in the striped paper. The awesome phrase look best in the burgundy color.
Step 4: Next I stamped my sentiment. I just wanted the Dad portion of the stamp for my circle. So I taped off all the words except Dad and inked up that part of the stamp. I used my MISTI just in case  I needed to stamp the sentiment more than one time. And, as it turned out the image did stamp dark enough the first time so had to re-stamp. If you look at my finished card you will see the difference a second stamping made.

Step 5: Now that all the dies are cut and sentiment stamped, it 's time for card assembly. I added a couple peach enamel dots and a peach heart to complete my Father's Day card. I hope I have given you some inspiration on ways to use these new Phrase Word dies with your stamps to create a card.

That's it for me for this post. See you next week.

Dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

What an adorable Father's Day card Mary! I love that little dino and you card design and papers look great!

Bev Polen said...

Awe, what an "awesome" card, Mary!!

Anja Ž. said...

This is so nice Mary.

SugarShine Designs said...

Your Dad card is roarsome! You used the dinosaur and word dies on this card so well.

Lois said...

That's an "awesome" Father's Day card, Mary. You did a great job using this week's sketch challenge layout!

Janja said...

What a great card. I like the paper you used in the background.