Saturday, October 17, 2020

Dashing Through The Snow

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 four brand new releases in the online store. It's Christmas Part 1 (22 new designs), Christmas Part 2 (21 new designs) and a Halloween release (14 new designs). They are all currently on sale and you can save 25% on the individual dies. Christmas Part 3 has just been released and is also on a limited time sale. This one also has savings of 25%.

Today, I have for your viewing pleasure a card featuring  the Dashing Through The Snow (Christmas Part 1) and the Winter Forest (Christmas Part 2) dies. We all look for card ideas that we can put together quickly and reproduce multiples of at Christmas. 

Today, I am showing you a way to do just that and it's using a slimline design. This design has found a resurgence of popularity in the card making world. 
So let's get started with the details of how I created this card. 

Design Steps:

I started off by selecting the designer paper I was going to use for my background.  I wanted something snowy and I had several papers in my collection to choose from. I thought this dark blue one would work great for a nighttime scene. Now you could create your own snowy background but if your looking to make multiples quickly a designer paper is the way to go. 

White Card Base: 9 1/4" x 4"
Designer Paper Layer: 9" x 3 3/4"  
I decided to cut the images and the sentiment from white cardstock because it would make a nice contrast against the dark blue background.  I also cut 2 snow slopes from white cardstock. 

I am ready for card assembly. I attached the snow slopes to the designer paper with double sided tape. I let them overlap a bit because that's where I intended to place the one leg of the horse. 
I used a combination of Ranger multi medium matte and mini glue dots to attach the images to the designer paper. I like the Ranger glue because it dries clear and makes a secure bond. 

Next, I attached the sentiment. I decided to cut another set to make it really pop against the blue background. I used just the Ranger multi medium matte. 
To finish off my card I attached the image panel to the white card base. I added some glitter to both ends of the snow slopes for a bit of an icy look. I am not sure why I did that or even if I liked it once it was done, but it's there now. All in all I am pleased with the way the card turned out.

Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you a fresh idea on a way to use two of these new dies. I will be back on Monday with another sample for you.

dies I used to create card:



Pam MacKay said...

Fun wintery scene great mix of dies!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card Mary! I love how you have used the dies to create a slimline format card. Very creative!

Sukie said...

Very pretty card! The winter scene looks amazing!