Like Mary Marsh has done so many times, I started creating my card using a Sketch Challenge layout from Splitcoaststampers. This sketch was from several weeks ago.
Sometimes with brand-new stamps you have a little difficulty getting the ink to stamp evenly on the first go-round. One of the reasons I love the MISTI is that you can re-stamp an image several times until you're happy with the result.
After getting a good stamped image, I colored the bluebird and morning glories with my Copic markers. I like to do my coloring while the image is still in the MISTI in case I need to restamp the image after I'm finished.
I then die cut the image and also cut an oval, using the largest Nested Stitched Eyelet Oval die.
Then I cut my cardstock. The card base is heavyweight white cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4", and the patterned paper is cut at 4" x 5 1/4". I liked this patterned paper because it picked up several of the different shades of blue from my bluebird.
I then started the construction of my card, adhering the patterned paper directly on the card base but popping the die-cut bluebird on large foam pop dots.
I stamped my sentiment on the edge of the same pale aqua cardstock as my oval and, using a scrap of white cardstock, stamped one of the morning glories, which I colored and fussy cut.
I then adhered the sentiment panel flush with the left side of the card below the oval and popped up the morning glory on a foam pop dot at the end of the strip (where the heart appeared on the original sketch). And I was finished!
I hope you check out all the new items in the CottageCutz store. The holidays are just around the corner!!!
CottageCutz dies used on my card are: