Saturday, July 01, 2017

~ Precious Little One ~

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, here here and here.  I am continuing with this series today as well.

Today I wanted to create a baby card and use the Baby Koala w/Blanket die. I thought the Precious Phrase would work nicely along with a baby sentiment. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: I started my card this week with a sketch. I liked this one because it's a square card and I thought it would fit the Koala Bear well.
Step 2: Once the layout was decided on, I started figuring out my square card base and the additional layers. I decided to make a 4 3/4" square card. Then I picked my card colors. For the center squares I was able to use the stitched square & square set dies. I used the 2nd largest of each set.

Sugarplum Card Base: 4 3/4" square
Vanilla Layer: 4 1/2" square
Green Striped Patterned Paper: 4 3/8" square
Yellow Center Square Layer: 3 1/8" square
Vanilla Center Square Layer: 3" square
Step 3: I cut the Koala Bear in a medium and dark brown cardstocks. Decided to use a yellow for the blanket. The ears and tummy are cut in vanilla and I shade them with cocoa ink.
Step 4: Started some partial card assembly. I hadn't cut the oval or the rectangle layers yet and I needed to determine how large to make those.
Step 5: Placed my Precious Phrase in this step. This helped in the placement of the center square. The sketch has everything evened off. I moved my image panels down slightly to accommodate the phrase.
Step 6: I decided to use the 4th largest oval from the Oval set. The Koala Bear fit nicely in that size oval.
The rectangle panel underneath the oval is cut at 1" x 3 3/4". I used a hearts embossing folder on this panel. These were both cut in the sugarplum cardstock.
The green flag is 5/8" x 4 3/8" and I cut in a wasabi green shade that matched the patterned paper.
Step 7: Before I assembled all the center layers, I stamped my sentiment. It is a bit large and I wanted to make sure everything would fit. It also had more words than I wanted to use.  So I used my MISTI and taped off the words "for a special". I inked up just "Little One".
 Step 8:  Almost finished. I adhered the image to the oval panel and then attached it to the square sentiment panel.  
Step 9: Assembled this panel to the card base to complete my project. I used a couple of hearts in the sugarplum shade to finish it off. There is such detail in he CottageCutz dies. Here is a close-up of the Koala Bear. Love the font on these new phrase dies as well.
I hope I have given you some inspiration this week. If you need a baby card this bear is just too sweet. And, by changing the color of the blanket you could make it for a boy or girl. Well, that's it for me for this week. See you next Saturday.
Dies I used to create card:


SugarShine Designs said...

Great card Mary! The koala is so cute, I just want to hug him. 😘

Pam MacKay said...

I just love that little koala!! Very sweet card! Happy 4th Mary!!

Sukie said...

Such a precious card! The little koala is absolutely adorable!

Janja said...

Sweet baby card!

Bev Polen said...

Such a beautiful card with that precious koala bear! Love the colors you used together!

Lois said...

A very cute card, and you are right that the "precious" word phrase fits that baby koala just perfectly.

Anja Ž. said...

Oh, so cute!