Saturday, June 20, 2020

Christmas Wishes from the Cardinals

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. Happy first day of summer to all of you in the northern hemisphere!

It's Father's Day weekend and time to celebrate all the great Dad's and Granddad's. The team has shown a lot of Father's Day card ideas using our new Gardening dies. So hopefully you got some fresh inspiration when you created a card for your special guy. 

Today, though I am going in a different direction with my card. I am featuring an older Christmas die - Cardinals & Birdhouse and I created a Christmas card. So let's get started with some details on how I created this card.

Design Steps:

My inspiration to create a Christmas card came from the color challenge #796 on Splitcoaststampers. When I saw the colors just I just thought of Christmas. 

When I started thinking about my card, I remembered I had a pack of beautiful frosty winter themed designer papers. I chose this pine tree one that was covered in snow and ice and knew it would be perfect for a scene with cardinals in it. And, my card was born!

The navy color is considered a neutral in this challenge so that color was a go. I took a photo of the entire 6 x 6 piece of cardstock because I wasn't quite sure at this point where I was going to cut the paper.  

White card base: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Navy blue layering panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Designer paper layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
I cut the birdhouse and cardinals in the challenge colors. I used a navy panel as an accent on the birdhouse. The branch is cut in a soft brown cardstock a neutral shade.

My Christmas wishes sentiment is stamped in garden green ink to satisfy that part of the challenge. 

My elements are cut and I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the designer paper to the layering panel first using double sided tape.
Next, I attached the die cut images using a combo of glue dots and ranger multi medium matte. This one dries clear so I like using it on diecuts.
For the sentiment I cut the banner and used dimensional adhesive to secure it to the top of the card. 
To finish off my card, I attached the image panel to the card base. Added a couple of red glitter enamel dots to highlight the sentiment. And, then scattered a few more and my card is finished. A  Christmas card ready for the December stash.

Well, that's it for me for this post. See you next Saturday! 

Dies I used to create card:


Sukie said...

Such a pretty card! This is a great way to get started on those Christmas cards!

Pam MacKay said...

Love this fun winter card! Make the 104 degree weather in AZ feel a little cooler!

Lena said...

Oh Mary, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the background paper you chose to showcase the beautiful cardinals. Another die added to my ever growing wish list :-) Thanks for sharing. Have an awesome weekend, and stay safe and healthy.

Heidi said...

This turned out so striking...I love it!

Janja said...

This is a very nice winter card.