Saturday, June 09, 2018

For Dad (new dies)

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.

We have a brand new release of Just For Guys dies in the online store, and they are currently 25% off.  There are 14 new designs and they are ideal for Father's Day cards, guy stuff or car buffs. They all have a retro and classic look. The design team has begun to show samples using the new dies. You can check them out here and here.

For my card today, I am featuring the new Hats, Glasses & Moustaches + the Retro Alphabet dies. Let's get started with some details on how I created my project.

Step 1: I started my card this week with the layout. I saw this interesting sketch on Splitcoaststampers on Wednesday and an immediate idea came into my head on how to use it with these new dies. Love it when that happens.  
Step 2: I selected my card colors. Looked through my papers for some patterned paper with masculine appeal. I found this paper that had this tweed pattern -  very masculine so I decided to use it. Paired that up with some matching cardstock in soft suede (light brown). For the panel across the middle I used a yellow cardstock.
Soft Suede Card Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Patterned Paper Layer: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Yellow rectangle Panel: 5 3/8" x 1"

Step 3: I cut my Dad phrase and used the same cardstocks as the card base colors. I added a 3rd color of Cajun craze. It's a cinnamon color cardstock.
The hat, glasses, moustache and pipe are all cut in soft suede cardstock. I sponged the glasses & pipe with soft suede ink to make them a little darker.
For the tags on the sketch, I used an older CottageCutz die- it's the mail tag set. It's the smallest of the tags and I cut in a kraft card stock.
Step 4: Started card assembly.  I assembled the card base, patterned paper and middle rectangle panel using double sided tape.
Next, I attached the tags, the Dad Letters and the hat, glasses moustache and pipe. On the tags I used double sided tape and for the letters I used Ranger Multi medium matte. Its a liquid adhesive that dries clear. For the other images I wanted them lifted from the background panel so I used dimensional adhesive.
Well, that's my card for this week. I hope I have given you another idea for a way to use these new masculine dies. Remember, they are on sale right now for 25% off. See you next Saturday!

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Perfect Father's Day card I love the retro alphabet! It is going on my with list!

Joanne said...

Very cute card Mary! Love all the dies you incorporated into your card. Great work!!

Sukie said...

Such a fabulous card! I love the masculine look and those tags are one of my favorite basic dies! The retro alphabet looks so amazing!

Janja said...

This is a wonderful card with a very nice layout.

Lois said...

Good job with this week's sketch challenge, Mary! I love those retro alphabet letters!

Anja Ž. said...

Such a great idea! Love your card