Monday, October 02, 2017

Bluebird and Morning Glories

Hi, Lois here today with one of CottageCutz new bird stamp/die sets.  It is now available on the website, along with new Halloween and Christmas dies.  Be sure to visit the store and see what they have to offer.  My card today was made using the Bluebird and Morning Glories stamp and die set.

Like Mary Marsh has done so many times, I started creating my card using a Sketch Challenge layout from Splitcoaststampers.  This sketch was from several weeks ago.

Sometimes with brand-new stamps you have a little difficulty getting the ink to stamp evenly on the first go-round.  One of the reasons I love the MISTI is that you can re-stamp an image several times until you're happy with the result.

After getting a good stamped image, I colored the bluebird and morning glories with my Copic markers.  I like to do my coloring while the image is still in the MISTI in case I need to restamp the image after I'm finished.

I then die cut the image and also cut an oval, using the largest Nested Stitched Eyelet Oval die.

Then I cut my cardstock.  The card base is heavyweight white cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4", and the patterned paper is cut at 4" x 5 1/4".  I liked this patterned paper because it picked up several of the different shades of blue from my bluebird.

I then started the construction of my card, adhering the patterned paper directly on the card base but popping the die-cut bluebird on large foam pop dots.

I stamped my sentiment on the edge of the same pale aqua cardstock as my oval and, using a scrap of white cardstock, stamped one of the morning glories, which I colored and fussy cut.

I then adhered the sentiment panel flush with the left side of the card below the oval and popped up the morning glory on a foam pop dot at the end of the strip (where the heart appeared on the original sketch).  And I was finished!

I hope you check out all the new items in the CottageCutz store.   The holidays are just around the corner!!!

CottageCutz dies used on my card are:


SugarShine Designs said...

Lovely card Lois. You've colored and staged the bluebird nicely. I also really like your background paper. It's really pretty and you're right about it matching and setting off the colors in the bird. -Janet

Pam MacKay said...

Great job coloring that sweet bluebird! Very pretty card!

Mary Marsh said...

this is really pretty Lois-great coloring and the background DP fits this bird and flower image really well

Jeanne said...

Beautiful coloring. I love the background paper - just perfect!

Janja said...

Such a pretty card, Lois.

Anja Ž. said...

Wonderful coloring, Lois and a beautiful card