Saturday, January 25, 2020

Be My Valentine

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 day edition of the Blog. 

Today, I am featuring the Moose Pulling Gnome Sled. It's from the Christmas Part 2 collection, but I am repurposing it for a Valentine card. It's just a way to get some more mileage out of your dies. Let's get started on some details of how I created my card.

Design Steps:
This week I started with my designer paper. I had this great winter scene paper and thought it would work well for a Valentine card. You can see another card I created using a scene from the paper pack here.
The paper is in a 6" x 6" pack and I didn't want to cut too much of the background scenery away. So I decided to make a square card.

Designer Paper: 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Rose Cardstock Layer: 5 3/8" x 5 3/8"
Espresso Brown Card Base: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Next, I cut the Moose & Gnome using the cardstock colors from the designer paper. Since I am making a Valentine card, I only put one of the gnomes on the sled.
This part of the card is ready for assembly. I attached the designer paper to the rose panel with double sided tape. The moose & gnome are attached with dimensional adhesive. Lifting the images off the background gives added depth to your card.
I was going to stamp a sentiment directly on the designer paper above the trees. But I thought this "be my valentine" phrase would look like the gnome added it to the snow. My hubby did that for me one year when we had a snowstorm on Valentine's Day. He spray painted a heart and the same words I used on my card in red paint on top of the snow. It was so cute and the neighbors loved it as well.
I decided to add a few hearts above the tree tops on the designer paper. Just for a little added interest. After all it's a card for the big love day and I thought I should have them somewhere on the card (LOL).
To finish off my card I added the image panel to the espresso brown card base. I went with a brown base because I thought it accented the rose layering panel nicely.
Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you a new idea for using this die. See you next Saturday!!!

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Super cute Valentine. Love the use of the DP in the background!

Janja said...

This is as cute as can be!

Sukie said...

Very fun card! Such a great take on a Valentine's card!