Saturday, May 09, 2020

Flower Power 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. 

It's Mother's Day weekend and even though we will be having a different type of celebration because of the stay at home orders; it's still a day to honor Mothers everywhere. So on behalf of the CottageCutz team and our wonderful owner, Joanne, I extend greetings to all Moms. 

There is also a Mother's Day sale going on through this coming Monday night, May 11. It's a chance to pick up some new dies and get a deal on them as well. 

Now onto my card for today. I am featuring the new Flower Power Tomte die to create a summer birthday card. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:
I started my card by cutting the images. I used various colors of bright cardstock. The flower pot that I used is from the new Potting Shed die. Since I was cutting circle windows on my card, I wanted the image just a bit larger. 
 I stamped the HB2U sentiment on the little garden post that the tomte is holding. This is actually a new word (tomte) for me. When I saw the new dies I had to look up that word to find out it's another word to describe a gnome. 
Next, I laid out the circle dies on my cardstock. I taped them down so they wouldn't move when I ran them through my Big Shot machine. Before any cutting took place, I laid the images inside the circles to make sure everything would fit nicely. 
The circles are the 4th, 5th and 6th largest dies from the circle die set. 
For the circle backgrounds, I decided to use some blue designer paper that had the look of a sky. I cut 3 more circles just slightly larger so they would fit behind nicely. I used the 3rd, 4th and 5th dies from the circle set
Now I am ready for card assembly. I placed the images inside each circle. 
I thought that at least 2 of the circles need something additional.  For the birdhouse circle I cut a couple of flowers and also a small cloud image. On the flower pot circle, I just added a cloud. The cloud die is from the Lighthouse w/Clouds die. It's an older one from CottageCutz. 
The card still looked a bit empty and too much white space for my liking. So I decided to stamp 3 small birthday sentiments in grape ink. My card is another work in progress this week. 
To finish off my card, I attached the image panel to a highland heather (light purple) card base. I also scattered a few grape enamel dots. I am definitely happy with how the card turned out. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use this ever so cute Flower Power Tomte new die. 
Well, that's it for me for this week. See you next Saturday. 

dies I used to create card:



Pam MacKay said...

Adorable Mary love the design!

Sukie said...

Super cute card! I love the design with the circles!

Jeanne said...

Love this layout! It really gives nice emphasis to all the design elements.

Janja said...

This is such a wonderful card with a lovely layout!

Lynda said...

Firstly....LOVE the card to bits.....
I recently purchased BOTH the Flower Power and Gardening Tomte sets.....
My issue is there is no BASIC instruction as to where all the pieces go. I have searched YouTube/Google (that's how I found this post) etc....and I an getting frustrated.
I have worked out all but 1 piece and it is in the Flower Power Tomte set.....the oval(largest compared with all the others)still stumped.
If someone could e mail me at I would GREATLY appreciate it
Thanks for your time and consideration in this matter.....Lynda xx