Monday, October 2, 2017

Bluebird and Morning Glories

CottageCutz has a new stamp/die series of birds, which are now available on their website, along with new Halloween and Christmas dies.  Be sure to visit the store and see what they have to offer.  My card today was made using the Bluebird and Morning Glories stamp and die set.

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:

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