Good Saturday afternoon.  I haven’t been able to play the last few days due to a few long work days.  It was good to get my dies and stamps out this morning.  I have a scene project to share with you today combining die cuts and stamped images.  I took step by step pictures to show how I used stamped images to create a layer of dimension behind the dies and the steps I take to build the die cut scene. 


KC Impression Obsession Tree Die 6 right

1.  I cut the tree and leaf clusters. 


2.  I cut the smaller leaf clusters apart to create individual leaves to make them small enough to fit on the tree die


3.  I applied glossy accents to the branches and attached the leaves.


4,  I punched out several light and dark pink 1/8” circles and formed them with my tiniest stylus.



5.  I applied glossy accents  to the leaves and attached the tiny flowers to cover the tree.



6.  I stamped the solid tree image on white cardstock to create a template for stamping the leaves.  The stamped image is a little light but it doesn’t matter as it will be totally covered with the die cut tree.


7.  I stamped leaves from the solid tree set all around the branches to fill in and create a full leafy base behind the tree die


8.  I used a dark pink Copic marker to hand color flowers all around in the leaves.9



9.  I used an ink blending tool and a hand cut cloud template to create clouds in the sky area.12


10.  I used a color box stylus and foam tip to apply a green base for the ground area.  14

11.  I stamped the leaf image on the ground area to create a foliage background and created a few flowers with the Copic marker.


12.  I cut two grass borders and attached 1/4” punched flowers to create a floral border.


13.  I placed a strip of mounting tape across the bottom of the scene and attached the grass borders and flowers.


14.  I finished the scene by attaching scalloped borders cut with decorative scissors to both the top and bottom to frame. 

KC Impression Obsession Tree Die 6 center

I love how the stamped foliage behind the tree adds depth and interest to the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Die 6 close

KC Impression Obsession Tree Die 6 left


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a great holiday weekend.  Woo Hoo!  I love three day weekends.


 Impression Obsession Clear Stamp Set, Solid Tree          Impression Obsession Dies, Tree Impression Obsession Dies, Leaf Cluster  Impression Obsession Dies, Grass Border                                                                            Sizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-CockburnAccents, Glossy Glue Dots, 3/8ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkRetractable Craft PickMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder  High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12     Distress Ink Pad, Tumbled GlassDistress Ink Pad, Peeled PaintFiskars 23627097 Hand Punch, 1/4-Inch, FlowerCOPIC Sketch Marker R85, Rose Red


Stamps:  Impression Obsession Solid Tree Set    Paper:  Regal Rose, Pink, Olive, White    Ink:  Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint    Accessories:  Impression Obsession Tree Die, Leaf ClusterGrass Border, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Fiskars 1/8” Circle Punch, Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch, Fiskars Scalloped Paper Edger,  Paper Shapers Scalloped Scissors (cut cloud template), Tiny Stylus,  Hand Cut Cloud Template,  Glossy Accents , Mounting Tape , Glue Dots , Metal Adapter Plate , Paper Piercer , ATG , Refill Tape , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Snips , Guillotine Paper Cutter, Color Box Stylus and Foam Tips, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Copic Marker Rose Red R85