Saturday, February 20, 2021

You're The Grrreatest

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 & Safari 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 Leaping Lion die and created a birthday card. This one is going off to my grandson who has a birthday next week. So let's get started on some details of how I created my card. 

Design Steps:

I started my card this week with the layout. I saw this sketch #841 on Splitcoaststampers and like all the layers in it. It gives me a chance to use my collection of designer papers. 
Next, I made my selection of designer papers and that determined the card colors. I chose some patterns that are festive and I thought would work well for this birthday card. Smooth sailing so far!
Black Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Background Designer Paper Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Dotted Paper Layer: - used 3rd largest Rectangle die (2 3/4" x 3 3/4") 
Teal Layering Panel: - used 2nd largest Stitched Rectangle die \ (2 7/8" x 3 7/8")  
White Image Panel: - used largest Rectangle die (3 1/8" x 4 1/8") 

Then I cut the leaping lion in coordinating colors to the cardstock. 
Stamped my sentiment on the white rectangle piece. It's element 3 of the sketch. I rounded the original panel and then my ink smeared. So I cut another rectangle and then forgot to round the corners on this cut. 
Now that all my elements are prepared I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the background designer paper to the black card base. 
Then I added the Leaping Lion to the stamped sentiment panel. I used glue dots and Ranger multi medium matte adhesive to secure. 
I attached the other panels to the card base using double sided tape.  For element 5 of the sketch I used the stars from the Circus Side Show die and moved to the bottom of the image panel instead of the top. I scattered a few other smaller stars around the image panel just for added interest.  
Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you an idea for another way to use this die. Next week we will be starting to show samples from our new Spring release. So make sure you check back starting Monday. 

dies I used to create card:


Sukie said...

Super cute card! The 2 sentiments are perfect for your card and so adorable!

Pam MacKay said...

Great sketch design love the sentiment too!

Jeanne said...

Such a cute card Mary. I love the pepper you used!