Saturday, April 28, 2018

Friendship Grows

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. Before I get started with my card for today, I wanted to give you a heads-up on a new release of dies and a sale.

There is a brand new release of Mother's Day dies with 22 different designs and they are on sale right now at 25% off. The Design Team has begun showing samples using these dies. Check out the previous days Blog posts to see those samples.

Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created with the Iron Stand w/plants die from the Llamas & Botanical release. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: This week I started my card with the card colors. I used the colors from the Tuesday Splitcoaststampers color challenge #684. They were sweet sugarplum, rich razzleberry and tranquil tide.

sweet sugarplum, rich razzleberry, tranquil tide

Step 2: I used a stencil to add some subtle color to my white background panel. Anytime I use a stencil I secure it with painters tape. That works best for me and it doesn't allow the stencil to move around. The stencil I used is a vintage quilt and is from Stampers Anonymous.
I used a stencil brush because I just wanted some light color and a somewhat faint design for the background.
Step 3: I stamped my sentiment before I added my images. I only wanted the sentiment portion of this stamp. So I used painters tape to tape off the image and inked my stamp.

My Stamp-a-ma-jig is my go to tool when stamping with red rubber stamps. Stamped first on the plastic sheet and then used the sheet for placement and to make sure it was stamped straight.
Step 4: I cut the plant stand in black cardstock and then the plants and pots in the challenge colors.
 I wanted the plant stand lifted somewhat from the background so I rolled small glue dots to create a dimensional adhesive.  Used multi medium matte to secure the images to the card base.
Step 5: To complete my card I attached the image panel to the sweet sugarplum card base and added 2 enamel hearts.
Well, I hope I have given you some inspiration on a way to use this die. And, by changing the sentiment you could easily use this for Mother's Day or a birthday card.
that's it for me for this week. See you next Saturday.
dies I used to create card:


Janja said...

Nice card! I like the gentle background.

Anja Ž. said...

So very nice.

Pam MacKay said...

Love the stencil background and the plant stand is just awesome!

SugarShine Designs said...

Really beautiful background and the stand die is just so great, especially used in this way. Thank you. -Janet

Jeanne said...

Love how you did this in unexpected colors! Very pretty card.