For this card I used:
* Chocolate card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded in half
* Cream cardstock 5 1/4" x 4 " (embossed)
* Chocolate cardstock 4 1/2" x 3 1/2"
* Cream cardstock -- cut with largest CottageCutz Double-stitched Rectangle die
* Gray, green, brown cardstock
* Distress ink - Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Tumbled Glass
* Copic markers - Black, Pink
* White gel pen
* Sponge applicators
* Embossing folder
* Narrow washi tape
* Double-sided adhesive sheet
* CottageCutz dies - Forest Peekers - Moose & Squirrel, Tree Stump & Log for Peekers, Grass with Cattails, Double-stitched Rectangles
Cut all the images with the dies.
You'll notice that I cut the leaves on a small scrap of green cardstock which I had backed with a piece of double-sided adhesive sheet. Those leaves are quite small, and I thought it would be easier to finally adhere them to the card if they had the adhesive cut at the same time. Next time I may cut all the pieces from cardstock backed with an adhesive sheet. When I cut the grass pieces, I wanted the cattails on only one of the pieces, so I trimmed back the second die-cut to remove the cattails.
Sponge some ink onto the die-cut pieces to give them some dimension.
After I sponged the squirrel pieces with the dark gray ink, I used a white gel pen to color the inside of his ears. After the ink had dried, I went over the white with some pink marker. The eyes and nose were colored with the black marker.
Three of the base pieces were cut with a paper trimmer. The fourth, smallest piece was cut using the largest Double-stitched Rectangle die.
Emboss the larger cream panel. Run a narrow strip of washi tape around the edges of the die-cut panel, covering the stitched lines. Then sponge the grass and sky around the edges.
Remove the washi tape and assemble the card. I ran many of the die-cut pieces through a Xyron machine; and, as noted above, next time I may cut all the pieces from a piece of cardstock that has been backed with an adhesive strip. Stamp the sentiment in the upper right-hand corner.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you will come back again. I have all kinds of ideas on how to use these marvelous dies from CottageCutz!