Saturday, May 16, 2020

A Gardening Tomte

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 dies in the online store. This one is garden themed and has 19 new designs. These new dies are perfect for Father's Day, birthdays, thank you, or even a thinking of you card for the person who loves to garden. 

For my card today, I am featuring the new Gardening Tomte and created a thinking of you card for a friend. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:

I started my card with the colors and used the color challenge #790 on Splitcoaststampers. I thought this color trio would work well for my outdoor garden scene. Plus you can add neutral shades and with this challenge dark green is considered a neutral shade. So that helped with the grass I would need for my scene.   
flirty flamingo, crushed curry, rich razzleberry

The outdoor scene was easily created with my landscape themed designer paper. The clouds and sky were a good match for the crushed curry color. The sky goes from the light to dark shades of this color. I decided to go with a square card this week because I didn't want to lose a lot of the designer paper. 
Crushed curry card base: 5 1/2" square
Designer paper layer: 5 1/4" square

Next, I cut all the images in the challenge colors + a few neutrals. To get the varying shades of crushed curry in the flower pot and the gnome's hat. I used a crushed curry designer paper that again went from light to dark. The images are attached to the designer paper layer with a combo of glue dots, double sided tape and multi medium matte. 
I stamped my hello sentiment in a cloud cut in crushed curry cardstock and used rich razzleberry ink. The cloud die is an older one from CottageCutz - clouds and sun die. I used the 2nd largest cloud on my card. 
Attached that to image panel with dimensional adhesive. The image panel is secured with double sided tape. I added a few flirty flamingo enamel dots to complete the card. 
Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use this new die. Designer papers can give you a big assist with your design. See you next Saturday!

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Very cool card love the colors and clouds! Beautiful job Mary!

Sukie said...

Wonderful card! I love your background with the magical clouds!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful colors Mary! I love this card.

Janja said...

That's a wonderful card, Mary.