Saturday, July 08, 2017

~ All About the Journey ~

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 are continuing to enjoy 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 word dies with your existing collection of dies. With 35 different word phrases, there is so much you can do with them in your own card making.

I have been showing you over the past several weeks how to combine word die phrases with a stamped sentiment. Check out my cards here, here, hereherehere and here.  I am continuing with this series today as well.

I needed a card for my good friend who is battling cancer. I send her cards regularly and today she had a good report from her doctor. So I wanted to make one that dealt with her journey. She has quite an amazing attitude and a fighting spirit. 

So I decided to use the Journey Phrase and I thought the Bicycle in Grass dies would work well together. And I would combine that with an appropriate sentiment. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: White Panel size: 3 7/8" x 4 5/8"
I stamped my sentiment in a teal ink. I taped off the word Journey since I was using the Expression Phrase die for that word. I lined it up with my stamp-a-ma-jig. 
Then I masked the sentiment off and taped down the brick wall stencil. I used 3D embossing paste.
I like using this paste with stencils because it gives whatever you are stenciling some dimension.  Set this panel aside to dry.
Step 2: While the embossing paste was drying I cut the grass and place on the bottom of the panel. I decided not to use the grass that is part of the bicycle die. I wanted something that would extend across the image panel. I used the Spring grass die and cut it in a garden green cardstock.
Step 3: I die cut the bicycle in a pomegranate red cardstock. The birds are part of the die so I cut 2 in the medium-blue and adhered them over the red birds.
The journey phrase is cut 2x because I like the words to pop and putting two of them together gives nice dimension. I used a teal cardstock here.
And, last is my butterflies. They are cut in a medium blue-green cardstock and matching designer paper. I used the butterflies from the Fancy Pocket Plus and Angled Pocket dies.
Step 4: The embossing paste was dry enough to begin the card assembly. My layering panels are a medium blue-green cardstock. Size: 4 3/4" x 4". The card base is teal cardstock. Size: 5" x 4 1/4". 
I attached the bicycle using Ranger multi-medium matte adhesive. Just dabbed it on in a few places and then placed it behind the grass.
The Journey Phrase and butterfly is attached with the same adhesive. Added a few small pearls to the butterfly body.
Well that completes my card for this week. I hope I have given you more inspiration on how to use a sentiment to complete a die cut word. See you next week.

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Pam MacKay said...

Love the brick background for the cute bike!

Lois said...

I love it!!! The brick wall stencil/embossing paste technique is a winner. And the "Journey" sentiment was perfect with the bicycle. Great card, Mary!

Sukie said...

Super cute card! I love the mixed media design with the texture paste! Those word dies are so amazing, I love them!

Janja said...

Nice card, Mary.

Anja Ž. said...

Beautiful card, Mary.

Bev Polen said...

Such a beautiful cause and for a great reason, Mary! Love the embossed background using the paste. God bless your friend!

SugarShine Designs said...

A perfect little scene. The block background turned out beautifully. I need to expand my own horizons in using paste and stencils for backgrounds and you demonstrated how to do it right on this card! My best to your friend.