Saturday, June 08, 2019

Fairy Tale Birthday

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 released the new Magical Garden dies. There are 14 new designs and they are currently on sale at 25% off.
If you love fairies, fairy gardens, gnomes and flowers, you will love these dies. We will have several group posts to jump start your creativity starting next week. In the meantime, check out this little teaser from Jeanne using  the Mushroom Fairy Garden and the Fairy Garden Flowers dies.

Today, I am featuring the Princess Cake die. This one is from the Magical Fantasy collection of dies. I wanted the cake to be the center of attention on this card so I kept my design on the simple side. Let's get started with some details on how I created it.

Step 1: I was looking for a more clean and simple layout for this card. When I checked out the Splitcoaststampers Wednesday sketch challenge #752, it was just what I was looking for. The beauty of any sketch is that you can always bump it up a notch with designer paper, ribbon and embellishments. I stuck pretty much to the sketch layout this time.
Step 2:  I selected my card colors based off the designer paper I chose to use. I bought a pack of watercolor papers at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago. The colors are perfect for all the cards I have been creating using the Magical Fantasy dies.
Light Purple Card Base: 4 1/8" x 5 1/4"
Designer Paper Layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
White Image Panel: 2nd largest rectangle die (2 11/16" x 3 11/16")
Light Purple Layer:  2nd largest pierced rectangle die (2 7/8" x 3 7/8")

Next, I cut the princess cake. I used 2 shades of pink and a light purple. The princess crown I cut in a metallic gold. I liked all the sparkle for a cake topper.
I stamped the sentiment on the white image panel. I only wanted the words Write Your Own Fairy Tale and Happy Birthday. Since both of the sentiments had more words that what I wanted to use, I taped off the portion that I didn't want and inked up the remainder. Used my MISTI just in case I need to ink the stamp a 2nd time. But, today with the grape ink once was sufficient.
Step 3: I am ready to start card assembly. Attached the designer paper to the card base using double sided tape. For element 2 of the sketch, I cut a 3/4" piece of grape cardstock and embossed it with hearts.
Added the cake to the white panel using dimensional adhesive.
Added the image panel to the card base using double sided tape. The sketch layout was to have the image panel a little further down on the card base. I decided to center this panel. To finish off my card, I decided to use a few glitter enamel dots.

Well, that's it for me for this week. See you next Saturday.

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Love your cake the pink and purple look very royal!! Super cute card!

Janja said...

Such a cute card. I like the color scheme you used.

Sukie said...

Very pretty card! The color combination is perfect for a princess card! I love your card!

Jeanne said...

Pretty card Mary! I love the colors and the choice of paper.