Saturday, June 02, 2018

Celebrate with Breakfast in Bed

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. Wow, I can't believe the month of June is already here. May is just a memory now.

We have a new release of dies here at the Scrapping  Cottage. This one is our "Just For Guys" dies. There are 14 awesome designs and they will be so perfect for creating your Father's Day or other masculine cards. The design team will begin showing samples, using these new dies, next week. 

For today's card, I am featuring the sweet Breakfast in Bed die. I have a friend who loves being pampered this way by her family on special occasions. Her birthday is coming up so I thought I would send her a card honoring her special day and treatment. Let's get started with some details on how I created my project.

Step 1: I started my card this week with the card colors and the layout. For the colors, I used the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #689. The colors are turquoise, cucumber crush (green). daffodil delight (yellow) and berry burst. The sketch is an older one that I had saved on my Pinterest board. But I thought it would work well for this die. I switched it up to a vertical layout.
turquoise, cucumber crush, daffodil delight, berry burst
Step 2: I didn't have any patterned paper that worked for my background. So, I decided to use a background stamp inked in berry burst ink. I always forget about my background stamps and they are a nice alternative to patterned paper.
I paired this with a berry burst card base. For the 3 strips on the sketch, I used some berry burst ribbon.
Card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Stamped Background: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
I used all the challenge colors to cut the Breakfast in Bed elements. For the little kitty, I used a medium, brown cardstock and for the coffee service items,  a naturals ivory cardstock.  I sponged the edges in the daffodil delight.
Step 3: Started the card assembly by adding the 3 ribbon strips to the stamped layer and then attaching to card base.
I found a paler yellow sheet of paper in the stash and used this as the backdrop for my images.  Before I attached my images to the rectangle panel, I stamped my "celebrate your day" sentiment.
Next up, I adhered my images to the rectangle panel. I just love this sweet little breakfast in bed scene.
The image panel was attached to the card base with dimensional adhesive. I always like the look when the image is lifted from the card background. And, on this card I didn't use a layering panel for the image so the extra lift is good.
Image Panel: 3 1/8" x4 3/8"
Step 4: To complete my card I added the little flags that are part of this sketch. Used berry burst patterned paper to get a bit of color gradient.  And, since I like the look of enamel dots so much I scattered 3 of them on the card.  
Well, that's it for me for this post. I hope I have given you an idea for the Breakfast in Bed die. I used it for a birthday card, but you could also use it as a get well card or a thinking of you. Maybe you have your own ideas- let me know in the comments below.
See you next Saturday and I will be featuring a masculine card.
dies I used to create card:



































Sukie said...

Very sweet card! The "breakfast in bed" theme is so adorable! I love the background stamp you used too, it looks so amazing!

Janja said...

Such a lovely card. I like the background stamp.

Lois said...

Your friend will feel very pampered on her special day!

Anja Ž. said...

So cute!