July 29, 2020

You're the Only One in the Sea for Me!

Hello!  Today I have a sweet card to share over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  I used one of the new dies from the amazing Pirates and Sea Creatures die release.
I wanted a vintage theme for my card so I used a muted color palette for my die cuts. I also distressed the edges of the die cuts with ink.
I selected some papers from my stash to coordinate with the vintage theme.  You can never go wrong with stripes on a card.  The smaller card panel was shaded with ink to mimic water and a soft sky.
Once I created my card base, I added the Lighthouse as the focal point of my card.  The fence was trimmed to fit each side of my card and accented with a piece of rope from the Rope Corners die set, the anchor is from the same die set.
The moon and stars were adhered on each side of the lighthouse finishing off the whimsical scene.
I found the perfect sentiment in my stash and stamped it on a hand cut flag.  It was mounted above the scene on my card.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the store:

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July 27, 2020

Fishing You the Best Birthday Ever!

Hello!  Today I'm sharing another card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  This card features several of the under water creatures from the Pirates and Sea Creatures die release.  I went with a slim line card so that I could add several of the dies from this release.
The Crab, Octopus, Jellyfish and Tropical Fish were all die cut and shaded with Oxide Inks.  I used some Glossy Accents for their eyes and for the bubbles.
I created an ink blended background and splattered it with water.  The ocean floor was hand cut, inked and splattered with some paint for a speckled look.
The sentiment was heat embossed on a hand cut flag.  The combination of fonts on the sentiment makes for a fun addition to this whimsical card.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:

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July 22, 2020

Ahoy Matey!

Hello!  Today I'm sharing this adorable pirate card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  The dies are from the new Pirates die release combined with an older die set.  This card was so much fun to put together with its masculine theme!
The Pirate and Ahoy Matey are from the newest die release.  I love the oversized pirate looking for his next treasure.  I also used the Map and Spyglass die set for my card.
The background was created by blending a few different colors of inks.  The top layer was torn around the edges to look like a rustic map.  The torn edges add a lot of texture to the basic background.
To build my card, I first added the Ahoy Matey sentiment and anchored the map and spyglass in the corner above.
Next, the pirate was affixed on my card.  I wanted him to look like a pirate captain standing on a ship's deck
For a finishing touch on my card, I add some punched out dashes, leading from the sentiment to the map.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:
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July 15, 2020

Birthday Fishes

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a fun card for my design team day over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  I couldn't resist creating another under water card with the new Pirate die release.
I couldn't help but use a variety of dies for this under the sea card.  The Seahorse and Tropical Fish die set are from the new release. I only cut out the seaweed from the Tropical Fish die set and intertwined it in the net from the Paddles and Rope Ladder die set.  The Ship's Wheel was cut out as an embellishment for my card.
The background of my card was created with a combination of Oxide Inks which was heavily splattered with water.  I also cut out the largest circle from the Pierced Wide Circle Frame Set for a monochromatic color theme on my card.
To build my card, the net with the seaweed was nestled inside the circle frame.  The paddle was angled across the top of the circle along with the seahorse.  I love how the seahorse pops against the card base and the other die cuts.
I then added all of the starfish to the net and a couple of them to the paddle.  The ship's wheel was added as a fun embellishment.
Of course, I had to incorporate the school of fish randomly on the background of my card.  The embossed sentiment finished off my card.
Here are the die set used on my card, available in the store:


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July 8, 2020

Thanks for Helping Us Through the Storm

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a thank you card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  The Pirates die release is a wonderful collection of pirate and under the sea creatures.  These dies are currently on sale too!
I die cut the Pirate Ship and Filigree Clouds out of card stock.  I used the packaging of the Pirate Ship as the inspiration for the colors of my die cuts.
The card panels were selected to coordinate with the colors of the ship.  The soft blue serves as the background for the stormy scene on my card.  The Boundary Waters Fiskars punch was used for the set of borders.
Once I layered my card panels, I affixed the double borders along the bottom edge of my card. The ship was nestled in between the water borders at a slight angle.
The set of clouds were adhered above the ship with the larger cloud slightly above the smaller cloud.
I found the perfect sentiment in my stamp stash and added it to a hand cut flag which was adhered as a finishing accent on my card.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the store:
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July 1, 2020

Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a fun card for my design team day over on the Scrapping Cottage blog. There's a brand new release of Cottage Cutz dies featuring underwater and pirate themed designs. These magical dies are currently on sale in the store.
I was immediately drawn to the new Mermaid and Tropical Fish die sets.  I cut out all of the pieces and shaded them with my Oxide Inks.  The mermaid is so sweet with the adorable starfish in her hair.
I created an ink blended background for my card, splattered it with water and with some white paint.  I hand cut the sea floor and adhered it along the bottom of my card panel.  The whimsical sentiment was perfect for this under the sea card!
All of the die cuts were adhered to the card base building the ocean step by step with all of the elements.
The larger fish filled in the open areas in the water while the smaller fish were adhered to the ocean bottom.
The bubbles were randomly affixed to my card base.  I added some Stickles to the bubbles for a bit of sparkly fun.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the store:
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