Saturday, February 06, 2021

Big Top Father's Day

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Monday 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 Circus Tent die and I created a Father's Day card. I had a sentiment that I thought would work well with this image. I make several cards for this holiday so you can never get started to soon especially when an idea hits. 
So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:
Since I knew what die I was going to use, I looked through my designer papers for papers that had more of a masculine vibe. Striped paper always seems to work for me. I found this blue diagonal striped paper.
white card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
designer paper: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Then I cut the tent in cardstock colors that would coordinate with the background paper.  
For the image panel, I used the 2nd largest Stitched Rectangle die. Cut in white cardstock and stenciled in some clouds and grass. Looks like this die is sold out. I cut and stenciled before I realized that but you could use the 2nd largest Double Stitched Rectangle die. 
Next, I attached the Circus Tent to the background with dimensional adhesive. I held off the the tent stakes because I wanted the image on the designer paper first for placement. 
Attached the image panel to card base again using dimensional adhesive and also the tent stakes with Ranger multi medium matte. 
 I stamped my sentiments at this point. For the Dad phrase I used the 3rd largest circle from the Circle Set.  I layered this with the 3rd largest stitched circle die.  I masked off the part of the stamp I didn't want to use. 
Stamped the next phrase on a flag with the blue ink that coordinates with the designer paper and tent. 
Secured these to the card base with double sided tape and my card is complete. I will stamp a Father's Day sentiment on the inside once I decide who will get this card. I hope I have given you another idea for an alternative way to use these dies. See you next Saturday!

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Great idea for a Father’s Day card!

Sukie said...

Such a creative Father's Day card! The sentiments work perfectly together!