Saturday, May 23, 2020

Beautiful Friendship

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. It's Memorial Day weekend and what is usually labeled as the "official" start of summer.

And speaking of Memorial Day there is a big sale going on to celebrate this holiday in our online store You can save up to 70% on dies and the new Gardening release is 25% off. It's a good time to get some good prices on CottageCutz dies. 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 Potted Plants die 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: 
As I have said so many times before, having a layout in mind at the card start is always a big boost for me and jump starts my creative thought process. I love working with the sketches that are out there in the online world. That way I can just choose the card colors and designer paper and I am good to go. I had this sketch saved on one of my Pinterest Boards. I thought it would work well with my potted plants. 
Next, I chose the designer papers. I have a pack of watercolored backgrounds that have been a favorite go to for me lately. I love the colors they have blended together in this pack. And, then I don't have to do any ink blending. It's all done for me with the designer paper. 
For the 2 rectangle elements of the sketch, I used a purple and a lemon-lime cardstock. The purple measures 1 1/2" x 5" and the lemon-lime 1" x 4 1/8" 

I cut the potted plants in various bright cardstocks. I used the circle set (4th smallest) to cut my circles from the leftover piece of designer paper. 
Stamped my sentiment on the 1" x 4 1/8" piece of lemon-lime cardstock. I thought this particular sentiment was a good accompaniment for the plant images. 
Now that all the elements are cut, I am ready for card assembly.
I attached the images to the purple rectangle panel using double sided tape. The sentiment panel is attached with the same adhesive. 
To finish off my card, I attached the image panel to the card base and then scattered a few purple glitter enamel dots. And, that's it for me for this Saturday. I will be back on Monday with another card. 

dies I used to create card:



Pam MacKay said...

Very pretty papers and design!

Sukie said...

Awesome card! Those potted plants are so pretty against the whimsical papers you used!

Janja said...

Really nice card!