Saturday, March 23, 2019

He is Risen Cross (new die)

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 new release of 36 Spring dies in the online store. There are a variety of designs so perfect for Easter or Spring card making. Take a look in the store you definitely won't be disappointed.
For my card today I am using the new He is Risen Cross die.  There is such detail in the cross itself and it also comes with the He is Risen phraseSo let's get started with some details on how I created my card. 

Step 1: Having a layout in mind at the card start is always a big boost for me. I love working with the sketches that are out there in the online world. That way I can just choose the card colors and designer paper and I am good to go. I liked this week's sketch #741 on Splitcoaststampers because of the layers. I thought it could be bumped up a notch with the addition of designer paper, ribbon and a creative idea for element #3.

I looked through my designer papers to get one that would provide a nice background for the cross image but not overwhelm it. I settled on this one that I have had since 2013. I liked the colors in the paper and knew it would work well for an Easter card. 
Pistachio green card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Indigo layering panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Designer Paper layer: 3 3/8" x 4 5/8"

I cut the cross and the Risen phrase in the indigo cardstock. I layered it on the 4th largest Oval Set die.
I wanted the words "He is" on the oval. So I masked off the stamp that I wanted to use and inked just those words in Indigo ink. 
 Step 2: Now that all the elements are cut I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the cross to the oval with dimensional adhesive. I wanted it lifted slightly from the background. 
I decided to use some ribbon for element 5 of the sketch. I first used a pistachio green and layered indigo. I thought it was to much of the same color so I went with a purple satin instead. It gave it just the touch of color I was looking for.  
I cut the Risen Phrase in Indigo card stock 2x and used Ranger multi matte medium to secure it to the designer paper background. I wanted it to stand out a bit more because of the pattern in the paper. 
 To finish off my card, I attached the panel to the pistachio card base with double sided tape. I scattered a few indigo enamel dots and that completed this card. I hope I have given you an idea for a new way to use this detailed cross die. See you next Saturday!!!

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Pam MacKay said...

I love the Gorgeous rich colors you used on your card. It is beautiful!

Sukie said...

Lovely card! The colors you used are absolutely stunning! Very pretty design and papers too!

Janja said...

Beautiful card!

Jeanne said...

Lovely and elegant card!