Good Saturday afternoon. I got a late start at my craft desk this morning but I sure had lots of fun making this sweet winter bunny scene. I surrounded the scene with a double matted frame with an arch. I think most of us have scene some of the wonder Bendi cards over on Splitcoaststampers. You can check out the whole gallery here and the tutorial here.
I thought it would be pretty to create what I’ll call a Bendi frame that would allow another element of dimension and depth to my scene. I cut the frame to the regular 5.5” x 4.25” but cut the card base just an 1/8th” small. An arch was created when I attached the frame right to the edge on each side of the card base with mounting tape. Even though I started with the description of the frame first it was actually the last step in assembling my card.
I started by stamping the small fir tree on the card base to create an evergreen background for the scene. The green trees add so much more interest and draws the eye further into the scene. I cut the trees and and bunnies using white cardstock and applied light and dark brown ink with my mini applicator. (I love those things)
I applied glossy accents to the tree branches and applied a dusting of ultra fine white flower soft. I cut snowy ground layers with my deckle scissors and crimped with my wave crimper. I applied two layers to the card base and one to the inside of the arched frame. I attached the two side tree to the card base with glossy accents and attached the front tree with a double layer of mounting tape strips. I wanted it to stand out in the front of the scene. I waited to attach the bunnies to the scene until after I attached the frame. I wanted to be sure where they would show up the best. the bunnies on both sides were attached with to the ground layer with mounting tape. The front bunny was attached directly to the arched frame so he would stand out a bit in the front.
I tucked little pieces of pine sprigs in between the snow layers and applied a snowy dusting of flower soft. I finished by adding tiny sprigs of pine and little red punched circles to each bunny for an added touch of Christmas to the snowy scene. I couldn’t resist adding one red bird in the tree. I added a couple of pictures from both sides of the card to show the arch in the frame and dimension of the die cuts.
I find so much joy in creating these nature scenes for holiday card. I’m sure I will enjoy pulling out the bunnies and trees in the April and creating sweet spring scenes. As we see here bunnies are not only for Easter cards.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are enjoying your holiday season. My husband (he’s really only 8) asks me every day if he can open one of his presents. LOL! Don’t they ever grow up. Anyone else out there experiencing the same thing?