Saturday, August 15, 2020

Ahoy Matey

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 Beach & Tropical dies in the online store. We have 14 new designs in this release and they are currently on sale for a limited time at 25% off

They are so perfect for creating beach themed birthday cards, thank you, thinking of you etc. Let your imagination soar! The Design Team has been showing some great samples to spark your creativity. If you haven't seen them, look back on the Blog for lots of eye candy. 

For my card today, I am using the Ahoy Matey die and created a birthday card for a 7 year old boy. He loves Pirates so this one will be perfect for him. I usually give him 2 cards and this Pirate card is the other that will be his.  This one is part of the Pirates & Sea Creatures release. They are a companion to the Beach & Tropical release. And, it's also still on the 25% off sale price. 

Design Steps:

I started off my card this week with the colors. I saw the color challenge #804 On Splitcoaststampers and thought of this Ahoy Matey die immediately. The colors are perfect for a parrot. 
granny apple green, mango melody, misty moonlight

Once I had the colors, I cut the parrot and the Ahoy Matey phrase in the challenge colors.
I found this layout online and decided to use it for my card design. It would allow me to use designer paper and have several layers for my card. These are 2 elements I really like for my cards.
For the horizontal rectangle, I wanted a look to complement the stitched circle I used. The Pierced Rectangle set doesn't cut this size so I worked the die to get the size I wanted. First I took a piece of mango melody cardstock and cut it 4 1/4" long  x 3" high and then I made my first cut with the die.  
Then I marked this piece at 1 1/4" and laid the die back on cardstock for my 2nd cut. I used Purple Tape to secure the die. This brand is easy release and doesn't tear your cardstock. 
This is the finished piece- a perfect 4 1/4" x 1 1/4". It's just another way to get more mileage out of the dies you own.
Next, I selected my designer papers. I decided to focus on the granny apple green for the 3" and 4" rectangle layers. The circles are cut with the 3rd largest Stitched Circle & Circle dies. 
Now that all my card elements and images are cut, I am ready to start card assembly. 
I attached the parrot  to the circle panel with dimensional adhesive. 
The layers are attached to the white card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") with double sided tape. 
The image panel is next  and that also is attached with double sided tape. 

To finish off my card I added the "ahoy matey" phrase. I did cut it twice to give it more depth on my card. A few enamel dots in the misty moonlight color and it's done. I hope I have given you another idea for a way to use this new and oh so cute die. See you next Saturday!

dies I used to create card:


Sukie said...

Super cute card! Great color palette too!

Pam MacKay said...

Perfect color combo for that cute parrot! Great design too!