Saturday, April 17, 2021

Father's Day "in the spotlight"

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. Your slimline cardmaking is going to get a lot easier. We have 9 Slimline designs and they are on a 25% off sale. These are wonderful, basic dies that should be a part of every card maker's collection especially if you are liking the new slimline style.

Today for your viewing pleasuring,  I am using the Rounded Rectangles Slimline die + Nested Stitched Rectangles Slimline and the Circus Ringmaster, and I created a Father's Day card. This one is going to my hubby. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:
I started my card by cutting the Rounded Rectangle Slimline shape using the 5th largest die in this collection. It measures 2 1/2" x 7 1/2".
I used a stencil to put my image in the spotlight. Stencil work is done with wild honey distress ink. After I took the photo I realized the spotlight was up to high so I redid it and moved down a bit. 
Next, I stamped my sentiment at the top of the image panel. It's a single line sentiment but a little too long for this panel. So with the help of my MISTI I turned it into a 2 liner. I will stamp my Father's Day sentiment on the card inside. 
I cut the Ringmaster image in the packaging colors. I thought they would work well for a Father's Day card and they are good masculine colors.  For the face, hands and nose I cut in white and then colored with Copic markers- E00 skin white and E11 barley beige.  For his hair, moustache and eyebrows I cut in white cardstock and colored with a cool gray 70% Prismacolor pencil and gamsol. 
I wanted some background designer paper behind the image panel. I found this paper in my collection and used the 2nd largest Nested Stitched Rectangle Slimline die to cut. The die measures 8" x 3". I cut my white card base the same 8" x 3" size and secured the designer paper to the panel.
Now that all the elements are prepared I am ready to start card assembly. I used dimensional adhesive and attached the Ringmaster inside the spotlight.  Then attached the image panel to the designer paper base. 
To complete my card, I cut some stars and scattered them on the card. I hope I have given you an idea for a slimline card using the Circus Ringmaster die. See you next Saturday. 

Dies I used to create card:


Sukie said...

Very cute card! I love the spotlight behind the ringmaster!

Pam MacKay said...

Such a fun Father’s Day card love how you did the spotlight!

Jeanne said...

This is so cute! I love the way the long vertical of the slimline design accents the spotlight on your ringmaster. Perfect!