Friday, March 30, 2018

Smile - It's Spring!

Good morning Cottage Cutz fans!  It's Jeanne today with a card today that I hope brings a smile to your face.  Before I start my card, I want to let you know that there is an Easter sale going on right now in the online store. You can get savings up to 50% on selected dies. Hurry though the sale ends Sunday, April 1 @9:00 pm.

Now on to the card! I chose the colors using this week's color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers and I will be posting it in that challenge.

My first step was to cut my pieces.  I used the Stitched Flowers die and cut one set of Daffodil Delight, two sets of Old Olive and two sets of Pink Pirouette.  I also use the Stitched Honey Bees to make a bee and cut the Smile Phrase in Old Olive.  I wasn't certain how many flowers I would need, but I knew I had plenty now!

Next, I started with an A2 top fold card base in white and adhered a piece of striped paper cut to 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches along the bottom.  Next I cut a piece of white cardstock 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.  From this I cut an angled panel.
I measured 1 3/4" up from the bottom and 5" from the left side and marked each with a pencil.  Using my paper trimmer I cut between the pencil marks.
Then I marked 2 1/8" to the left of my bottom mark and 2 1/4" up the right side of the panel.  Again I used my paper trimmer to cut between the marks.  I erased any leftover pencil.
The result is an angled panel that I adhered over the striped panel on the front.  (And to be honest, any angle would do - you just don't want the panel to be straight.  This way the flowers make a nice curve on the card.)
I assembled the flowers and the bee.  I made seven, but after laying out everything on the card I decided to use only three.  Now I have leftovers for another card!
I placed the foliage on either side of the panel's point and used a foam dot to pop up the main flower and glued the other flowers directly to the card front on either side.  I placed a few of the individual leaves among the flowers.
Finally, I added some shimmer pen to the bee's wings.  I thought the card could use just a little bit of sparkle!

Dies used:

Don't forget to visit the online store for the Easter sale. You can get savings up to 50% on selected dies. Hurry though the sale ends Sunday, April 1 @9:00 pm.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you have a great weekend and a Happy Easter!


Mary Marsh said...

Love the angled panel you created for your beautiful card Jeanne- it shows off your flowers so well - I am definitely casing this idea

Sherry said...

Great card. I love all of the flowers. ~ Hugs, Sherry

SugarShine Designs said...

Super sweet and springy. I like the angled panel too. I tend to forget about doing that and I need to remember it more because it always adds a lot of interest. -Janet

Pam MacKay said...

Love the bold yellow stripes makes your card so happy and bright!

Fikreta said...

very nice!

Sukie said...

Gorgeous card! I just love the beautiful colors! Those flowers are so pretty too!

Janja said...

Nicely done! I like the colors you have chosen.

Anja Ž. said...

Beautiful card!