y project today is a fun die cut outdoor scene with the Photo Lady by Essentials by Ellen out on a walk and taking pictures of the scenery around her. She’s got her camera around her neck for quick access and is carrying her tote with other necessities. Her camera is not a Polaroid but I couldn’t resist having a few pictures slipping out of her hand and fluttering to the ground. She loved taking pictures of the tree scene behind her. LOL!
Coloring the Images
I stamped Photo Lady on white cardstock with black ink and colored using Copic markers and Distress Reinkers. I cut her out by hand to eliminate the white border but there is a coordinating Photo Lady Die Set. I stamped the head and hair two more times, colored, cut out and paper pieced both sections over the original attaching with glossy accent. Piecing the head and hair only shows a slight bit of dimension but to me it is always worth the effort.
The camera and tote bag were cut using white cardstock and were colored using Copic markers. I used gold Nuvo Crystal Drops for the clasp on the tote and where the straps attached to the tote and camera. I applied glossy accents over the camera lens to create the appearance of glass but it doesn’t really show in the photos.
I cut the tree frame using white cardstock, misted lightly with water and then colored using the ink pad directly to the paper. Using the ink pad directly to the paper is a fast and easy way to color large images and misting the paper with water helps spread the ink.
Assembling the Die Cut Outdoor Scene
I cut the frame, applied double tick tape to the back and attached both grass sections and fence. Next, I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame. I trimmed off the frame and a few branches off the tree to make it a little smaller to fit in the scene and attached it to the mounting tape on the back of the frame and then attached the whole frame to the blue card base.
I cut several sections of tiny flowers and tiny leaves. I formed the flowers using my small tipped stylus and molding pad and then attached both leaves and flowers to the tree branches using glossy accents. I tucked a few sprigs of tall grass and hollyhocks into the scene and attached with glossy accents. Next, I attached the Photo Lady to the scene using a double layer of mounting tape to make her stand out in front of the frame. I attached the birds in the scene using small pieces of mounting tape. I finished by hand drawing a few tiny tree pictures using Memento markers, hand cut them out and attached them to the scene using glue dots.
I guess you know by now how much I love making scenery cards. I especially love putting the Photo Lady front and center. I appreciate you coming by and I hope I have inspired you to pull out your toys and make a die cut outdoor scene of your own.