I have a bright and cheerful die cut flowers and bunnies scene card to share with you today using lots of the newly released Rubbernecker dies. I had so much fun making this scene using bright yellow, white and green and the touches of brown on the tree and bunnies. You can all the new dies for the May release here.
I cut the tree panel two times and colored all the branches using a brown Copic marker. I cut the tree sections apart on the main base of the tree. Next I cut apart branches from the second tree panel and attached them in behind the main tree and attached them using glossy accents. I really love the curvy swirl of the branches on the completed tree.
The Framed Scene
I cut a rectangle combo frame, grass layers and a fence. I attached two layers of grass and the fence to the back of the smaller frame using double stick tape. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame, cut the tree down to size to fit behind the frame, attached to the mounting tape and then attached the completed frame to the white layer. The white frame layer was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive. The larger frame was attached to the card base using strips of mounting tape.
Coloring the Bunnies
I used mini applicators and Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to color the bunnies. I cut the bunnies using white cardstock. First I applied Antique Linen to cover the whole bunny and then lightly applied Vintage Photo to the ears and body for darker shading. The lighter Antique Linen ink creates a moist layer that allows the darker Vintage Photo ink to blend more easily. Check out my Coloring Die Cut Animals tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I colored the bunnies. And don’t be fooled into thinking you can color die cut animals using plan makeup sponges instead of the Sofft Mini Applicators. You will not be successful and will only be disappointed with the outcome. I know from firsthand experience and from comments made by others who thought they could get good results using makeup applicators. LOL!
The Flowers, Pots, Birds and Sun
I cut the pots, birds, sun and flowers all in yellow. I touched the beaks of each bird with the brown Copic marker. Next I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad. I wanted to use yellow for all the images to create a bright and cheerful theme that allowed the bunnies and tree branches to really pop against the all white.
Completing the Die Cut Flowers and Bunnies Scene
I cut several flower stems and attached them to the back of the flower pots using glossy accents. Next I tucked the flower pots and bunnies in behind the grass and attached them using mounting tape. I tucked several more of the flower stems in behind the fence and grass layers and attached using glossy accents. I used glossy accents to attach flowers to the flower stems to fill in the scene. I cut the sun to to peek out of the corner of the frame and attached it in place using glue dots. I attached birds to the branches, sky area and grass using small pieces of mounting tape to finish the scene.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have been inspired to get out your dies to create your own die cut flower and bunnies scene with other die cut elements to complete your scene. It’s so much fun seeing what you can come up with die cut images.