Friday, December 06, 2019

A Beary Merry Christmas

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Friday edition of the Blog. 

The new release of Artic Animal dies are in the online store. There are 13 new designs in this release and they are currently on sale. You can get this entire release at an amazing price of under $70.00. The sale ends tonight though so make your selections quickly. 

These new dies are so versatile, and can be used for a variety of occasions. The baby Artic animals  would make a cute congratulations card,  baby shower invitations, a welcome new baby card, a child's birthday card or cards for our animal loving friends. The other dies are great for a winter birthday, thinking of you, thanks and let's not forget our Christmas cards. 

I am featuring the new Artic Polar Bear and Cub + the Artic Snowy Tree dies, and I made a whimsical Christmas card. So let's get started on some details of how I created my card.

Step 1: I started my card by choosing my designer paper. I have this Christmas collection of plaid papers and I wanted to use some of the patterns on my Christmas cards. Plaids are so on trend right now.
Spruce layering panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Designer paper layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Next I cut my Polar Bear images. I used a naturals white paper that has fine specks of gray in it. Although in this photo the bears look a bit yellow (lol)! It's perfect for the bear images. I matched their scarves to the colors in the designer paper. The snowy trees are cut in the same spruce cardstock as the layering panel.
I used the largest Circle and largest Stitched Circle dies for the image panel. My sentiment is computer generated so I printed that off first on white cardstock and then used the die to cut the circle.
I wanted the Bear to walk on a snow mound so I used the one from the Skiing Gnomes die.
In order for it to fit in the circle I used the largest circle die and laid the snow mound in there and cut it.
Finished image
Step 2: Now that all my elements are cut, I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the bears with dimensional adhesive & the snowy tree with double sided tape to the circles. 

I used double sided tape to adhere the other panels. When it was put together I decided to make the card base the cherry shade. I thought it brightened up the card with this extra color and I also added a tuft of spruce ribbon. The base measures 4 1/2" x 5 3/4". I added the glitter to the snow mound after it was attached to the designer paper. A little tricky doing it this way but it worked out ok. 
To finish up my card, I scattered a few gold sequins. I hope I have given you an idea on a way to use these new dies. Today is the last day of the sale, so if you are considering any or all of them head over to the online store before 9:00 pm PST.

dies I used to create card:


Janja said...

Wonderful card! I like the papers and the color scheme.

Pam MacKay said...

Super cute love the plaid paper!

Sukie said...

Adorable card! I love the plaid paper for the background and the sweet scene you created!