Good Saturday morning. I am so happy for the weekend. I have plans for lots of crafting projects playing with several new dies I’ve received recently. So many dies….so Little time. LOL!
Before I get started with my post I wanted to draw your attention to the 10% off sale at Stamp-n-Storage going on until September 21. Use the discount code Fall10% in your shopping cart and save on almost EVERYTHING in the store. I've been promising myself I would post some good pictures of how I am using my die storage and just haven't gotten around to it.
My project today was made with the newly released Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames, Bushel of Apples, Picket Fence, Pumpkin Patch, foliage and bare branches made using pieces of the Reading Tree and Wide Tree, Grass Border, Small Grass Border, Leaves and Stems and Bird set. Whew! That’s lots of different dies packed into one card front.
First I have to say this little scene almost got away with me. It started out being much more clean and simple and I just couldn’t help myself as I kept adding different elements. I knew I wanted to have the bushel of apples and a few pumpkins sitting in some grass in front of the picket fence but it just looked a little too plain. I had extra cut tree pieces from the Reading Tree and Wide Tree on my work desk from past projects so I cut the branches apart and tucked them into the scene to fill in and add a few more elements of interest.
I attached the picket fence to the plain white card base with mounting tape. Note: This fence is a mini version of the Large Fence and is half the size in height and is long enough to fit across a whole card front. I assembled the bushel basket pieces, sponged it lightly with brown ink and assembled and attached the apples with glossy accents. I cut a few tiny leaves and tucked in among the apples with glossy accents.
I cut the frames and attached the two largest sections together from the back with strips of mounting tape. I attached the small grass border directly to the frame and attached the larger grass border directly to the fence. I attached the fence background base to the card base and then popped the frame up over top of it. I tucked the bushel of apples and pumpkins in the grass and then tucked pieces of the trees in the scene to fill in. I finished by adding the three red birds to add one more element of red to the project. I left the background of the scene all white as I love how it makes the red, green and orange pop.
Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.