Saturday, May 02, 2020

Garden Ladder Step card

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. Hope you are doing ok in the midst of the pandemic. Since so many of us have the stay at home orders in place, it's nice to have a hobby where we can create beautiful cards. I put on some music and let my creative juices flow!!!

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 birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day or even a thinking of you card for the person who loves to garden. 

For my card today, I am featuring the new Garden Ladder die to create a Mother's Day card for a friend. I make a lot and send them to my family and friends. This year they will especially like the kind thoughts. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.
Design Steps:

This week I decided to use a fun card fold to display the ladder image. I made a side step card. Check out this step by step tutorial with a video for how to create one. Here is another tutorial that a former DT member did for our Blog. They are fairly easy and also fun to decorate with images or stamps.
This is one of those cards for me, that is a work in progress. When I started I wasn't really sure how I would decorate the side steps. So I started with the main rectangle panel. I found this designer paper in my stash and thought it would work for a sky background. For grass I used a dirt mound from an older CottageCutz die - it's retired now and out of stock - the Carrot Patch Bunny die. But you could use this Spring Grass die also.
Next, I cut all the images from the Garden Ladder die. I used various colors of cardstock. You could use white cardstock and color with your medium of choice or sponge with distress or other inks.
Attached the ladder to the designer paper using glue dots and then attached all the other elements to the ladder.
The grassy border was attached with double sided tape.
Next I started on the side steps. On the first step, I used the garden tools from the Potting Shed die. On step 2 I used the seed packets from the Planter Box & Seeds die. The tulips on Step 1 are also from this die. On the 3rd step, I used the same die for the heart banner. My card is starting to take shape.
For the top step, I decided to stamp a sentiment. I thought this one complemented the garden images well. I stamped on the designer paper and then cut another layer from the same paper.
To finish off the front of my card, I attached the sentiment and added 2 small bees to the 3rd panel. 
For the back of the card, I stamped a Mother's Day sentiment and added a small flowerpot.
And, that's it for me for this post. I hope I have given you an idea for a way to use the new Garden Ladder die. Have a great week and I will see you next Saturday.

dies I used to create card. 


Pam MacKay said...

Adorable step card perfect for displaying those cute dies!

Joanne said...

Super cute card Mary!

Sukie said...

Wonderful Mother's Day card! I love your card design and all of the adorable dies you incorporated!

Janja said...

Wonderful Mother's Day card!

Jeanne said...

What a great card! A wonderful way to show off the ladder and fun gardening supplies!