Thursday, January 09, 2020

Happy Brrr-thday!

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Thursday edition of the Blog. Happy New Year wishes to all our Blogger friends!

Today, I am featuring the Polar Bear Fishing die. It's from our latest Artic Animals release. There are 13 new designs in this release and each one is so versatile for a variety of card making and giving occasions.

I needed a masculine birthday card and I thought this die image would be perfect. So let's get started on some card details.

Design Steps:

I started off by cutting the polar bear image. I used a variety of white and colored cardstock. Sponged blue ink on the edge of the ice float for depth.
I used a snowfall stencil and embossing paste for the top half of my card. I stenciled an A2 size piece of white cardstock but I cut it at 2 1/8".  I stencil on a craft mat because the clean up is a breeze.
Stamped the sentiment in an espresso brown ink. I decided to stamp it before it was attached to the card base. This bottom half of the card front is blue designer paper. I thought it had a water like pattern to it. 
Now that all the card elements are prepared, I am ready to start assembly. I attached the stenciled panel and the designer paper to the white card base. The panels are joined together with blue cardstock cut at 1/4" x 5 1/2". I was trying to get the look of the horizon line.

White card base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Stenciled panel: 5 1/2" x 2 1/8"
Designer Paper Panel: 5 1/2" x 2 1/8"

The polar bear image was attached using dimensional adhesive. For the ice float, I used double sided tape.
To finish up my card I attached the "brrr" letters. These were cut in blue glitter paper and I used the Retro Alphabet die. I stamped the remaining letters of the birthday sentiment on light yellow cardstock and sponged it with dried marigold ink to make it a bit more vibrant. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of this step in the process. But here is the finished photo.
Well that's my card for this post. I hope I have given you a bit of inspiration for a masculine birthday card. See you on Saturday for my regular posting day.

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Love the textures in the background! Super cute card!

Sukie said...

Super cute! I love the play on words with your sentiment, it's so creative!

Janja said...

Super cute card!

Jeanne said...

Great card for a winter birthday!