Monday, April 09, 2018

Llama Birthday (new die)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Monday edition of the Blog. Before I start with today's card, I wanted to give you a heads up on a few sales going on over in the online store. You can save up to 70% on some overstocked designs and also some great savings on retired designs.

And, the BIG NEWS is that we have a new release of dies and they are 25% off for a limited time. The new dies are the Llamas & Botanicals. There are 13 new designs in this release. Lois featured a card on Saturday using one of the new dies. See that here.

For my card today, I am featuring the Llamas and Potted Cactus dies. So let's get started on how I created this card.

Step 1: I wanted some festive patterned paper for this card that would compliment the llama images. I found this paper in my stash and thought it would work for the look I was after. 

Turquoise Card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Patterned Paper: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
White Circle Die: 2nd largest in set
Stitched Circle Die: 2nd largest in set
Step 2: I cut the llama images and also the cactus. I used colors that coordinated with the patterned paper. The llamas are just to cute. I like how you can add color to them with the flowers and the saddle.
Step 3: I stamped my sentiment before I started assembly of the llama scene. It's a one line sentiment but it was too long for my circle. So I used my MISTI and stamped it on 2 lines.


Once this was finished I started the assembly of the scene.
Step 3: I attached the turquoise circle to the image panel. And then assembled the card base and patterned paper layer.

I used mounting tape to lift the image panel off the background. I always like the bit of dimension it gives the card.
I thought I was finished with my card but I felt it needed something else. So I scattered a few black enamel dots on the patterned paper and I thought it completed the card quite nicely. 

Well that's it for me for this post. I hope I have given you some inspiration on a way to use these new dies. I will be back on Saturday with another card sample.
Dies I used to create card:



Sherry said...

Totally adorable. Love the little scene with the cacti and llamas. ~ Sherry

karen said...

Super cute - already lusting over the new dies!

Tam said...

I'm not keen on the llama craze but I have to say THESE are cute!!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the llamas so cute! The DP is very festive perfect for your birthday card!

Lois said...

Great DP you used behind those cute llamas and a wonderful sentiment to go with them. You know, every time I see a llama, I think of Dawn Lusk.

Joanne said...

Cute card Mary...beautiful work!

Jeanne said...

Really cute card Mary. I love these llamas and you did a fantastic job with them!

SugarShine Designs said...

So cute Mary! They are adorable all snuggled up together. Your sentiment is awesome too.

Anja Ž. said...

So so cute! Love the senziment too :)

Janja said...

A really nice card.