Folk Art Release ☆ CottageCutz

Hey there!

The Scrapping Cottage has a brand new release - the Folk Art Collection All 19 dies in this new release are 35% OFF!  This was my first time every trying Folk Art dies and I admit, I had to Google "Folk Art" to get a good feel for what this style is before setting out to make my card.  But I was drawn to the striking contrast of vibrant colors popping off of a black background, so that was my inspiration today.  You won't see any coloring on this card today as it's all die cut paper!  (Although, in hindsight... I wonder if I should have filled in more black space with some white gel pen dots that are so "me"?! ☺)

Design Steps:

I started by cutting the Folk Art Bear, Folk Art Flowers, Folk Art Flowers Mixed and the Folk Art Tulip from a mix of textured colored cardstock.  I didn't know exactly what I was going to use, so I cut a bunch and had some left over for another card/s.

Next, I cut a black card base at 7" x 10" and scored the 10" side in half.  Then I cut a light blue mat (same color as my bear) at 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" then set those aside until the end.

Then, I cut another smaller black panel at 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" -- this will be my main panel for my die cuts.

I just started playing with layouts and getting a feel for where I wanted the elements and color placement, without gluing anything down yet. 

Once I found the layout I wanted, I took a pic on my phone for reference, then I cleared my black panel and started to glue together my elements, and then adhered onto black panel.  

Continuing on, I knew I wanted my bear to be on top, possibly overlapping some of the greenery around it, so I only laid it on there for reference while I arranged and adhered the rest of my elements under and around him.

Once I got everything glued down (except my bear), I added foam dots to the back of him and attached on top.

And the front is done!  How do we feel about no sentiment on the front of a card??  I'm not sure, but I certainly didn't leave room for one without covering stuff up, so I opted to add it to the inside.  

I cut a piece of white cardstock at 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" and attached to inside.  I then glued one of the tulips I had already die cut to the right bottom corner.  I'm going to leave a sentiment off until I know what I want to use it for.  ☺




Lori m said…
You make the prettiest cards, awesome folk art card, hugs, Lori m
Such a stunning card and beautifully made in the 'folk art' style - no sentiment needed with that full and vibrant front!
love the card; loved the dies; checked out the website - new to me; was doing up an order and then the shipping charge showed up! 78 dollar order - $41.95 shipping to Canada. I guess US based companies just want to sell to US based customers.....
Kristine said…

If you chose Express shipping, it can be that expensive, but regular shouldn't be, but shipping charges change all the time. Please reach out to them directly at