While the CottageCutz design team waits for the new release dies, we're having a month of "throwback" cards -- using previously released dies to show them off once again. My card today uses Hollow Tree w/Forest Friends and Spring Grass.
To start my card I die cut the tree and animals from white cardstock and the grass from green cardstock.
I then colored the pieces with Copic markers and sponged some darker green ink onto the grass piece -- and then constructed the tree.
The card base consists of light blue cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"; the navy piece is 4" x 5 1/4", and the white piece is 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".
I swiped a light blue ink onto one side of a cloud embossing folder and then ran the white cardstock through my Cuttlebug. This technique allows portions of the embossed piece to be blue, while leaving the clouds white.
I then constructed my card base.
The green strip of grass was placed along the bottom of the card base, covering the navy mat piece and then the tree was added over the grass, trimmed at the edges.
Several weeks ago, when I was in Hobby Lobby, I saw some really cute fox buttons that I thought would look good on a card at some time. Today was the day. I placed one of the buttons sitting on the grass next to the tree.
I had a sentiment that would work for this foxy card, so I stamped it on white cardstock, cut it into a banner, and mounted it on a strip of navy. I placed this at the top of the card.
And my card was now finished.
CottageCutz dies used on this card are: