Saturday, July 27, 2019

Never to Old for Cake

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 brand new release of Birthday dies in the online store. There are 25 new designs and they are currently on sale at 25% off. This release is filled with cute little whimsical animals, birthday cakes, cupcakes and birthday phrases. Everything you need to create some outstanding birthday cards.

Today, I am featuring the Mouse with Cake & Festive Birthday Greeting dies. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card. Looks like the Mouse with Cake die has been really popular and not in stock right now. It will be back in stock around August 10th. 

Step 1:  I found this interesting sketch #759 on Splitcoaststampers this week. I thought it would be a different layout to feature this new die and allow me to use designer paper, a birthday phrase and a stamped sentiment. 
This was a work in progress for me as I figured out how to make the curved shapes and other elements of the sketch. For the curved border I used the largest stitched oval die and that is also currently out of stock but you could use the largest double stitched oval which is the same size. 
I laid the die cutting side down on my paper. I only wanted to  cut just a little of the designer paper and the cardstock. 

I started with the designer paper layer at the size of 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" and then I made my cut. 
I cut the  apple green cardstock with the same die for element 2 of the sketch. This is just a layering panel so after I cut the curve I trimmed the cardstock down to about 2" and layered underneath. For elemnt 1 of the sketch, I used a small piece of striped designer paper and cut it 1" x 3 5/". Adhered these panels using double sided tape.
Step 2: I cut the cute little mouse with a light gray cardstock for his body and a bright pink for his ears. On the cake I used an ivory cardstock and sponged with wild honey distress ink. The icing is a light purple cardstock. 
I had the perfect sentiment for this image, It is a one line stamp and too large for my panel so with the help of my MISTI I turned it into a 2 line sentiment. I used painters tape and taped off the part I didn't want for each line. The sentiment is tamped in grape ink. 
I wanted the Birthday phrase above the stamped sentiment. It's from the new Festive Birthday Greeting die and I cut it in the apple green cardstock. I cut it 2x for a bit more dimension and used Ranger multi matte medium to secure. I used the phrase for the bow that is part of the sketch. 
Attached the mouse and cake image using dimensional adhesive. He is just the cutest little thing. 
Step 3: To complete my card I adhered the Birthday phrase. I decided to add some small streamers and a couple of glitter enamel dots. That's my sample for this week. Hope I have given you a bit of inspiration on a way to use this die.

See you next Saturday!

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Great sketch to show off that adorable little mouse!

Janja said...

Such a wonderful card, Mary!

Jeanne said...

So cute. The animals in this release are adorable. And this sketch is perfect for highlighting them!

Sukie said...

Adorable card! I love the color combination of your card! Great way to use the oval dies too!