Saturday, July 25, 2020

You Arrrrgh Awesome

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 lots going on at the online store with a brand new Beach & Tropical release that has 14 new designs. You can currently save a big 60% off the retail price of these dies and pick up the entire bundle for under $100.  The Design Team will begin featuring these new dies next week. We also have a Christmas in July sale with savings of up to 65% on select dies.

For my card today I am featuring the new Pirate die and created a birthday card for a little boy. I always seem to need kid's birthday cards so I like to have them on hand.  So let's get started with some details on how I created my card. 

Design Steps: 
I am showing a fun fold card this week. This one is called a split panel fold. I started off with an olive card base measuring 4 1/4" x 11". I scored it at 5 1/2" for an A2 size card. 
Then I cut the front panel at the 2" mark. From the piece I cut off, I cut another 2" x 4 1/4" panel. 

I picked a bright colored designer paper for my layering panel. Bright colors always seem to resonate with little boys. I cut the designer paper at 1 7/8" x 4 1/8"
Next, I decided to cut the Pirate image so I would know how large to make the image panel. I used the cardstock colors to match the designer paper. I used a striped designer paper to give him some fancy pants. For his face, hands and hair I cut in white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I attached the pieces with Ranger multi-medium matte.
Skin: E00, E11, E21
Hair: E35, E57, E59
For the image panels I used the 2nd largest Stitched Rectangle  (2 7/8" x 3 7/8")& 2nd largest Rectangle (2 3/4" x 3 3/4") dies. I sponged the panel with a cloud stencil and tumbled glass distress ink then sponged salty ocean distress ink for water. 
Now that all the elements and panels are cut and stenciled I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the Pirate with dimensional adhesive, I decided to have him stand on a sand dune so I cut one from the Treasure Chest Island die. 
Stamped my sentiment "you arrrrgh awesome" on an angle in the right corner in black ink. Used my misty for placement and just in case I needed a second inking. But with this one one inking was perfect. 
For the image panel I just used double sided tape on the top and bottom.
I attached the image panel to the card base.

Well, that's my card for this week. I hope I have given you a fresh idea for using this super cute die with the fun fold design. See you next Saturday!

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Love the card design and that pirate is so cute!

Sukie said...

Adorable card! The card design looks amazing and the pirate is so super cute!