Saturday, March 09, 2019

Rainy Day Duck (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 cardmaking. Take a look in the store you definitely won't be disappointed.

For my card today I am using the new Rainy Day Duck die. This little ducky has such detail right down to the water puddle and splashes of water coming off the puddle. It would be so perfect for a get well card, a thinking of you, a thank you and even a birthday card. So 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. That way I can just choose the card colors and designer paper and I am good to go. I liked this week's sketch #739 on Splitcoaststampers because there are lots of layers and the image panel is big enough to show off the sweet little ducky. 
I looked through my designer papers to get one that would coordinate with the whimsical die cut image I was using. Well that took much longer than I anticipated (lol)!! I selected 4 papers before I settled on the one I am using on this card. Dotted paper always works for me. 
Teal card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Teal dotted designer paper: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Teal diamond paper (Layer 3 on the sketch): I used the largest die of the Rectangle set
White image Layer: Again I used the largest die of the Rectangle set
Next I cut the duck image. I used a daffodil cardstock for the body and a tangerine cardstock for the beak and legs. I selected another patterned paper for her umbrella and a coordinating cardstock for the handle. I cut the umbrella twice to give a little contrasting edge.

I love how the water puddle has splashes of water coming out to give the appearance of movement. CottageCutz dies are so detailed. I used the puddle of water as element 6 of the sketch. 

For the rain cloud and raindrops I used the Stitched Sun, Clouds and Umbrella die. I used dimensional adhesive on the rain cloud. The umbrella I used on my card is part of the Rainy Day Duck die. 

After I attached the cloud, I thought of adding a sentiment on the cloud. So I carefully removed it and stamped my sentiment. I decided to make this a thinking of you card. My cards are always a work in progress so sometimes I have to backtrack in the creating process (lol)!!! 
Step 2: Now that all the card elements are cut, I am ready to start assembly. Attached the background designer paper and the designer paper that is element 3 of the sketch with double sided tape. This is my favorite adhesive. 
For Element 4 of this sketch I decided to use purple cardstock. I cut it 1/2" x 4 1/8". 
 To complete my card I added the image panel and it was done. I hope I have given you some inspiration on a way to use this die. I made another card with these same dies and sketch but the card colors and paper are different. You can see that one here
That's it for me for this week see you next Saturday. 
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Pam MacKay said...

Love that little duck your card is adorable!

Sukie said...

Absolutely adorable! I just love that sweet duck with the rainy day scene! I just played with this die yesterday!

Janja said...

It's such a cute card. I like this!