Good Monday morning. I have a handmade die cut garden scene to share with you today using dies by Rubbernecker Stamps. There are lots of parts and pieces to this scene but I sure had fun creating it. I used the 5132D Rectangle Combo #2, 5147-01D Wheelbarrow, 5126 Tree Panel #1, 5147-09D Flower Buds, 5147-06D Small Birds, 5147-10D Tiny Flower Buds, 5147-16D Tall Terracotta Pots, 5147-17D Wide Terracotta Pots, 5118D Leaf Group, 5147-05D Flower Stems, 5147-11D Bird House and 5152-03D Grass Set. If you love the dies I’ve used today you can get them all at Rubbernecker during their 15% off July 4th holiday sale.
The Frame, Tree and Grass
I started by cutting the frame in white and the grass and tree panel in green. I colored the trunk and branches of the tree using a brown Copic marker and then attached it along with the grass to the back of the frame using double stick tape. Next, I applied pieces of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the blue card base.
Coloring the Pots and Wheelbarrow
I cut the wheelbarrow using gray cardstock and the pots using yellow cardstock. I used mini applicators and Distress Inks to color the images. I wanted the wheelbarrow to look like rusted gray metal so I used Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo ink to color and shade but still allowing some of the gray to show through. I colored the handles and wheel using a black Copic marker.
I cut the pots using yellow cardstock. I wanted them to look like old terracotta pots that had been used over and over for years. I covered the whole pot with Wild Honey ink and then shaded over the edges with Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo. The yellow cardstock shines through all the ink shading and helps create the appearance of old pots.
The Flowers and Stems
I cut the flowers using red and white cardstock and formed them with my stylus and molding pad. I cut several sets of flower stems and a couple sets of leaf group and attached them to the back of the pots using glossy accents. I finished by attaching flowers to the foliage using glossy accents.
Assembling the Handmade Die Cut Garden Scene
I stacked and attached a few together using glue dots and attached them to the back of the wheelbarrow using glue dots. I tucked the wheelbarrow and pots of flowers in behind the grass and attached them in place using mounting tape. Since the bottom of the scene was so heavy with the wheelbarrow and flower pots I decided to draw the eye up and attached a small birdhouse in the tree branches. I added a few birds to the scene for the finishing touch.
I’ve made several cards similar to this but I never seem to tire of them. I hope you are inspired to get your dies out and create a handmade die cut garden scene of your own.
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I have enjoyed looking at many of your cards and they are all beautiful! This scenic card is one of the loveliest cards I’ve seen to date. Thank you for sharing your art of making cards with so many of us. I look forward to your posts each morning. Smile BIG! 🙂
Mary from NH
BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Kittie! This looks like something you’d see right outside of your window! GORGEOUS WORK!!!! 😉
Fantastic, terrific scene and coloring of everything!
Good Morning, Kittie; missed this one yesterday. It is magnificent, in detail and design. An awesome creation. I can see ah feel like being in the garden ready to work and to enjoy the bounty of God’s blessings. Spring an summer so rewarding with beauty and fragrances even with working it brings joy…..thanks for the inspiration and beauty……hugs an blessings