Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Magical Wizard

Hi, Janja is here with you.
For today, I prepared a shaker card with a wizard.

- CottageCutz dies: Magical Wizard, Clouds & Sun, Circle Set
- card base: 4.25 x 5.5" (10,8 x 14 cm), folded
- patterned paper: 4 x 5.2" (10,2 x 13,2 cm)
- colored cardstock
- colored ink pads
- glue, self-adhesive foam tape, foam pads

First, die-cut a wizard dressed in his magical dress decorated with stars.
Die-cut more stars, for the shaker filler.

Die-cut two clouds and stamp the sentiment.

Prepare a card base, a transparent foil and a patterned paper.

For a magical background I used a digitally printed scene-scape card by Lavinia.
Die-cut a hole in upper part of the paper. Of white cardstock cut out several round frames.

Now paste all the frames with each other. When the frames are glued, their thickness must be equal to the thickness of your foam tape.
Fasten them together with the foil to the back of the patterned paper.

Add stars in the shaker frame and cover them with a small piece of patterned paper.
Attach the background to the card base with foam tape.

 As a final step, paste the wizard on clouds with foam pads.

Have a nice day.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Make A Wish


It's Anja here. Finally I got my hands on the new Magical Fantasy Designs Release. So much cuteness in all the dies. Couldn't wait to try it out. And here is my first card, using three of the designs.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Flying Unicorn, Rainbow with Clouds, Fairytale Birthday),
- Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Wild honey, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Pumice Stone) and Oxides (Broken China),
- white card base (10x15 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- water color paper for background (9,3x20,3 cm),
- gold pigment ink,
- white pen,
- makeup brush,
- water spritzer,
- baby wipe,
- heat gun,
- paper glue,
- adhesive foam pads.

First I made the background. I cut the paper and colored it with this makeup brush.

Then I spritzed the paper with water and tapped the drops with a wipe. I dried the paper with the heat gun.

Next I cut the unicorn. I colored it with Distress Inks. I used gold ink for the wing and the horn.

I colored the rainbow next. Again I used Distress Inks.

I cut the sentiment from white card stock and colored it around the edges to match the sky on the background.

And then I just glued everything together. I used adhesive foam pads for the unicorn.

And my card was done.


This is all from me for today. Have a nice week and see you again next Sunday.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Been Dragon My Feet (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 dies in our online store. If you haven't seen the Magical Fantasy release yet, you have to drop by the store and check it out. These new dies are all so cute and whimsical. There are 27 new designs and I am in love with everyone of them.

A friend asked me if I could make a card that would say "sorry" for something she didn't get done as promised. Well, I just happen to have one of those "punny" sentiments mentioning a dragon and our new sweet dragon die. So, today I am featuring the new Magic Dragon die.  Let's get started on some details of how I created this card.

Step 1: I decided to sponge a cloud and grassy slopes on the background with distress inks. I used a stencil for both. On the clouds I used tumbled glass distress ink and on the hilly slopes I used mowed lawn distress inks.

Sponged Image Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Next, I cut the dragon from 2 shades of green and mango cardstocks.
I wanted my sentiment on the top right of the image panel. I used a cucumber ink and with the help of my MISTI it stamped perfectly.

Step 2: Now that everything is sponged, cut and stamped, I am ready to start card assembly. I decided to add some cucumber thick bakers twine to the image panel. Just for a little added interest.
To attach my cute little dragon I used dimensional adhesive. I wanted him lifted off the image panel a bit and have his feet just touching the grassy slope.
To finish off my card I added a small twine bow with a epoxy heart and scattered a few enamel dots. The epoxy heart is clear and didn't show up very well in the photo. But irl you can see it so I will leave it on the card. Attached the image panel to the cucumber card base with double sided tape.
I hope I have given you an of a way to use this magic dragon die. We have been showing samples of these new dies all week so if you haven't seen them look back on the blog. We are also on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

See you next Saturday!

die I used to create card: 

Friday, April 26, 2019

I Believe in You

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with a card of encouragement.  Unicorns are so much fun to use since they lend themselves to all manner of sentiments.
For this card I also used a sketch I found on Splitcoaststampers.  Sketches make creating a card easier in many respects since some the the design decisions are already made!  For this sketch I rotated and flipped it.

I started by cutting all my pieces from the Flying Unicorn and Rainbow with Clouds dies out of white card stock and then coloring with Distress Oxide Ink using sponge daubers and small foam eye shadow wands.
For the rainbow, I glued all the stripes to the rainbow backing by covering it completely in glue first, then carefully laying each stripe down.
For my sky panel, I used a stencil and DO ink in a light blue to create clouds on a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch piece of white card stock and then cut out a stitched rectangle using the largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies.
I glued that to a white panel cut using the largest of the Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangle dies.
To complete the sketch, I used an A2 top fold card base in purple with a 5 1/4  x 4 inch white panel and a strip of gingham paper 2 inches wide.
I stamped the sentiment in purple on a piece of yellow card stock I cut using the second smallest of the Stitched Rectangle dies.  I glued the rainbow and clouds directly to the front.
When it came time to add the unicorn I was not happy with the colors I originally chose - they were too pastel and the grey shading a bit too dark.  It was very easy to cut and color a new one in brighter colors.  I've saved the other one and will use it on another card.
I used foam dots to pop the unicorn up off of the front of the card.
My final step was to add Wink of Stella to the mane, horn, wing and tail and then add some sequins for more sparkle.  When making a card with unicorns, you really can't have TOO much sparkle!


Thanks for joining me today.  Make sure to visit the store where the Magical Fantasy dies are 25% off for a limited time.  They are a wonderful collection and offer so many creative possibilities!

 I hope you have a relaxing and creative weekend!