Saturday, August 14, 2021

Heard You Caught a Bug

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.

IT'S NEW RELEASE TIME! The Scrapping Cottage has just added a new brand to the company line. Lil' Bluebird Designs is being introduced with 16 new Photopolymer Clear Stamp Sets and 16 coordinating dies. There are stamps for so many of your card making occasions and then some. The coordinating dies just make it a perfect fit for your card making designs.

Today for your viewing pleasure I am featuring the new Love Bugs Stamp set and Coordinating dies. I created a get well card because I never seem to have any of these cards on hand when a friend or family member gets sick. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:

I started my card by ink blending the background using tumbled glass, broken china, hello honey and mowed lawn  distress inks. The cardstock is Bristol smooth from Canson.  I find that the inks blend so smoothly on this paper.

Next, I stamped, die cut and colored the images from the Love Bugs set. I used a combo of Alcohol markers and Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. 
I also stamped and die cut the sentiment that is part of this stamp set. The edges are sponged with Broken China distress ink. 

For the bug jar I decided to use white cardstock. Then I sponged the yellow, blue and green distress inks so it would appear as glass and you see the colors of the background behind it. I think it worked. 
This is a photo of the coloring mediums I used for my images. 
Now I am ready to start card assembly. I first stamped the bee "flight trails" in black ink. 
I attached the images to the background panel using dimensional adhesive. I cut the grass using the Spring Grass die from CottageCutz. 
To complete my card I added a white layering panel - measuring 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". Then the turquoise card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". After I took the above picture, I decided that I didn't like the darker green cardstock I used originally.  So I switched it out to a lighter green. 

   Well, that's it for me for this week. See you next Saturday!

Stamps & Dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Super fun get well card! It will bring a smile for sure!

Sukie said...

Such a great card! I love how you created the sponge jar, it looks awesome!

Joanne said...

Such a cute card Mary!

Jeanne said...

Adorable card Mary! I love that pun.