Saturday, May 30, 2020

Puppy Hugs

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 Mother's Day, 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 Puppy in Garden Cart die and created a thinking of you card for one of my dog loving friends. This one could even be used for a birthday card with a birthday sentiment on the inside. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:

I started this card with my sketch. I had one saved on my Pinterest board that I thought would work well with this die image. It calls for a square shape that I also liked. It changes things up just a bit. 
Once the layout was decided on I chose my card colors. I decided to go with a medium blue shade and use the matching gingham designer paper. 
Card Base: 4 1/2" Square
Gingham Designer Paper: 4 1/4" Square
I cut the images in various shades of cardstock. For the garden cart I used a brown striped designer paper for added interest. 
The circle is the 2nd largest from the Stitched Circle set. I used a cloud stencil to sponge in some background clouds with tumbled glass distress ink. Sponged some mowed grass distress ink at the bottom of circle for a grassy area.
The "Big Hugs" sentiment  is stamped in a dark blue ink.
Now that everything is cut and stamped, I am ready for card assembly. Started by attaching the images to the circle using double sided tape. 
For the rectangle strip across the middle, I decided to use ribbon that matched the designer paper. 
I used dimensional adhesive to secure the image circle. I wanted it lifted slightly off the designer paper. The side leaves are cut from the Planter Box & Seeds die.
To complete my card, I attached the image panel to the card base. Scattered a few blue glitter enamel dots - just because I like using them on a card (lol)!! 

Well, that's it for me for this week. I will be back on Monday with a Father's Day card using the new Potting Shed die. 

Dies I used to create card:


Sukie said...

Super cute! That pup is adorable and the background paper you used looks awesome!

Pam MacKay said...

Very sweet pup love the background checks!

Janja said...

That's so cute!