Saturday, August 04, 2018

Party Hats Birthday

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 are still continuing with our Throwback theme until the new release of Christmas dies comes out. The team has been featuring some of our previously released dies to give you fresh ideas for using them.

I have several family birthdays coming up in August, and I thought I would get proactive on creating the cards I need. So for your viewing pleasure today, I am going birthday.  I am using the Party Hats die on my card today. Let's get started with some details on how I created this card.

Step 1: I need a card for a teenager, so I chose this designer paper from my collection. I think the graphic design of the paper gives it a modern look that should appeal to a teen. The paper determined my card colors. I used lemon-lime twist and dapper denim  to coordinate with the designer paper and then I added gorgeous grape as my 3rd color.
Lemon-Lime Twist card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 
Dapper Denim Layering Panel: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Designer Paper Panel: 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
White Image Panel: 2nd largest pierced rectangle die
Dapper Denim Layering Panel: largest rectangle die
Step 2: Cut my party hats in the card colors. Then I cut them a 2nd time in a different color and did a die inlay technique. Adhered these to the white image panel with Ranger multi matte medium.  I just think it sets the hats off very nicely.
 I stamped my birthday sentiment in denim ink. Used my MISTI for stamp placement and also because sometimes the clear stamps don't get a good impression the first time around. And that was the case here. Sometime between the 2nd & 3rd photo I lost one of my die inlays.  I added it back in for the final photos. (LOL)!!!
Step 3: Now all the preliminary work is done and I can start card assembly. Secured all panels with double sided tape.
I wanted the image panel raised off the designer paper so I used Scotch mounting tape. 
 To finish off my card I scattered some green sequins. Just thought it added to the festive vibe of the card.
Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you some fresh inspiration if you own this party hat die. If you don't have this one, it is available in our online store. See you next Saturday.
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Lois said...

What a fun card, Mary! I love the blue/green color combination -- something that I may not have used together years ago. I think those color rules we learned as a child were wrong. Blue and green definitely look good together, as do red and orange. Love the party hats!

Pam MacKay said...

Fun theme for a birthday love the color combo too!

Janja said...

Nice card, and these hats are so fun!

Jeanne said...

Fun birthday card! Love your color combo!