Sunday, January 20, 2019

Winter Flowers


Hi!

This is Anja with you today. It takes more time for the new dies to come to me, so I'm still using older ones. For today's project I took poinsettia die and colored it a bit different than usually. This is how the card came out.


For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Poinsettia & Mistletoe),
- Distress Inks (Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint),
- white card base (10,5 x 21 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- blue (10 x 20,5 cm) and patterned (9,6 x 20,1 cm),
- gold embossing powder,
- glitter transparent powder,
- embossing ink,
- heat gun,
- sentiment stamp,
- adhesive foam pads,
- paper glue.

First I cut and colored the flowers.


Then the greenery.


Next I tapped the flowers into the ink and covered it with embossing ink. I used the gun to heat the powder.


I did the same with the vines.


Next I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I did the same with flower centers.


The I cut the paper for the background.


And in the end I just glued everything on the card base. I used adhesive foam pads to glue the sentiment and the middle flower. And my card was done.




Don't forget to check the store for the new dies. The ladies from the team are using it in recent posts. I hope I'll join them next week.

Have a great Sunday.

Anja Z.


Cottage Cutz dies I used:



Saturday, January 19, 2019

Valentine Release DT Samples (Part 4)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. We are sampling DT cards from the brand new Valentine & St Patrick's Day release. There are 16 new designs in this release. And for a limited time the individual dies are on sale at 25% off.

This is Day 3 of the new release sample, so if you haven't seen the other 2 days click here , here and here.  The design team has been showing some creative work  using these new dies.  So let's get started with the cards for today.

Card 1: Our first sample today is from Pam MacKay. She used the Shamrock & Valentine Scottie die to make this sweet Valentine card.  The red bow and sweet headband turned these into the cutest boy and girl puppies. The scalloped border and dotted ribbon just add to the overall charm of her card. Wouldn't this be a perfect card for your sweetheart, your son or daughter? And don't forget about the grandkids who love puppies!
 Card 2: Our next sample is from Jeanne Knobbe. She used the Lucky Leprechaun die to create this enchanting Valentine card. Jeanne is honoring her Mom's Irish heritage, and she decided to take on the challenge of making a Valentine card with this delightful little leprechaun. I think it's a maximum success! The sentiment she chose ties right to the leprechaun image! She used Copic markers to color her image and to add to the overall appeal of her card, she added some washi tape on the right side. 

Card 3: The last sample for today is one that I (Mary Marsh) created using the Puppy with Valentine die. Love how this little Valentine pup is all decked out in his neck scarf.  The fancy heart he is holding would tug at anyone's heart strings. For a sentiment, I used the words from the Be My Valentine Puppies die. Lots of cute critters in this new release. 

Well, that's our samples for today. I hope the team has given you some inspiration on ways to use these new dies. And, if you are contemplating a purchase, don't wait to long, The dies are on sale for a limited time. 

We will have another group post with these dies the end of the month to give you some more ideas for Valentine card making.

Dies used to create cards:
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzpuppywithvalentine.aspx


http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzluckyleprechaun.aspx

http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzluckyleprechaun.aspx

Friday, January 18, 2019

Valentine Release DT Samples (Part 3)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. We are sampling DT cards from the brand new Valentine & St Patrick's Day release. There are 16 new designs in this release. And for a limited time the individual dies are on sale at 25% off.

This is Day 3 of the new release sample, so if you haven't seen the other 2 days click here and here. The design team has been showing some creative work  using these new dies.  So let's get started with the cards for today.

Card 1: Our first sample for today is from Jeanne Knobbe. She used the Love Latte & Donut die along with the largest of the Stitched Eyelet Rectangle dies.  The designer paper on her cups really give that upscale look to her card. The "coffee" in the cups was sponged with a chocolate ink for such a realistic look. She used some dimensional adhesive on the right cup to make it pop. This card has such feminine appeal and could be sent to your Mom, sister or your bestie. You could change out the paper on the cups to give it a masculine vibe. The die also includes a donut and the end of a tea bag. So it works for all your tea or donut loving friends as well.
Card 2: Our next sample is from Sukie Dhillon. She used the Valentine Hedgehog to create this super cute card She used some non-traditional colors for her Valentine card that would make it perfect to send to the special guy in your life. Her scene was framed on the Double Stitched Square die set and completed with a fun sentiment. Don't you just love the adorable hedgehog all busy with his paint brush? He really got creative for his love on Valentine's Day!  

Card 3: The last sample for today is one that I (Mary Marsh) created using the Lovebug Butterfly and Valentine Phrase & More dies.  The butterfly is framed with the Sweetheart Doilies die. I made this card with the idea that it would be given  to your special someone. But, with a change of patterned paper this could easily be a Valentine for a child. This cute little butterfly would touch anyone's heart.

Well, that's our samples for today. I hope the team has given you some inspiration on ways to use these new dies. And, if you are contemplating a purchase, don't wait to long, The dies are on sale for a limited time. 
Stop by again tomorrow for more team samples.
new dies used to create cards:
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzlovebugbutterfly.aspx
 
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzvalentinehedgehog.aspx
 
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzlovelatteanddonut.aspx
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzvalentinephraseandmore.aspx