Monday, September 17, 2018

Elfin Laundry

Hi, Lois here with my Monday post.  CottageCutz has some new dies in the store -- Christmas (Part 3) and some really cute Halloween ones, as well.  Both of these sets are on sale at 25% off.  Be sure to check them out.  I'm actually using a die from the Christmas (Part 2) release.  It doesn't necessarily have to be a Christmas card though.  You could use it for a thank-you note AFTER Christmas.

To start my card, I cut the tree portions from some green cardstock, the tree trunks and clothespins from some tan cardstock, and the rest from white cardstock.

Using the packaging as a guide, I colored all the pieces, -- sponging the tree parts with distress ink and coloring the rest with Copic markers.  I then constructed all the pieces, which took quite a bit of time -- those pieces are really small.  That's actually why I like CottageCutz dies, all the detail!

I then cut my card base:

White - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"; and 3" x 4 1/4"
Red Plaid - 5 1/4" x 4"

I used some more distress ink and sponged in some color at the top and bottom of the small white panel, giving just a hint of sky and grass.

After layering the plaid and small white pieces onto the card base, I carefully adhered all the die-cut pieces.

I then stamped the sentiment at the top, and my card was complete.

The CottageCutz die used on this card is:


Mary Marsh said...

This is cute as cute can be Lois- love the elf’s clothesline- the plaid background is perfect for this outdoor scene

Pam MacKay said...

Love the little clothesline so much wonderful detail and so adorable!

Janja said...

What a cute little scene in the middle of the forest :). Lovely!

Jeanne said...

Lois this card is adorable! I really like how you colored everything and the plaid paper sets it off perfectly.

Sukie said...

Adorable card! I love the clothesline, it is so super cute! The papers you used look gorgeous!