Saturday, January 30, 2021

Balancing Elephant


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. It's our Circus release with 16 new designs. They are currently on sale at 25% off individual dies. The Safari release dies are also on sale at 25% off individual dies. This was our Black Friday release.

The Circus dies are so cute for Birthday, Valentine, Thinking of You or even Father's Day cards. Just let your creativity soar. The DT has been showing some great ideas & techniques for ways to use these dies. So if you missed any check back on the Blog.

Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring the new Balancing Elephant die and I created a whimsical Valentine card. I plan on giving this to my hubby for Valentine's Day. 

So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps: 

I started my card this week with the layout. I saw this sketch #838 on Splitcoaststampers using a slimline design and decided to use it for my card. Slimline cards are so popular now and add such great eye appeal.  
Next, I cut the elephant image from various colored cardstock. I liked the colors on the packaging and they work well as Valentine colors. 
Then I chose my designer paper and card base colors. I really like this metallic heart paper from my Valentine collection for my card. I changed the circle image to a heart. It's from the 2019 "be my valentine puppies" die. 

Red Card Base: 7 1/2" x 4"
Heart Designer Paper: 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Red Strip (Element 3): 1/2" x 7 1/2"
I stamped my sentiment in red ink on the heart. It is a one line sentiment and I had to space it on the heart with my elephant. So I masked and with the help of my MISTI, I was able to stamp it vertically. 
Now I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the designer paper and the red strip to the card base with double sided tape. 
For the elephant, I used dimensional adhesive to lift the image off the heart background. And, I used the same adhesive to attach to the designer paper. 

I also finished the inside of this card. Because I am giving this to my hubby, I wanted the inside to reflect my love for him. The #xoxo & hearts are from the 2019 Valentine Phrases & More die. 

And, that's my card for this week. I hope I have given you a fresh idea for a way to use this die. There is still time to order this die and get it to create Valentine's Day cards. And, you can get it on sale. 

dies I used to create card:


Sukie said...

Great Valentine's Day card Mary! I love the slimline design and that sentiment is so cute!

Pam MacKay said...

Super cute Valentine love the designer paper!

Jeanne said...

This is “tons” of fun! Great card design and wonderful choice of paper.