Good Monday morning. I have really enjoyed playing with the new Impression Obsession fall winter die release. I always love it when they release scenic dies that can be used for masculine cards. My first project was made using the new Spotted Deer Frame layered over the Tree Frame with stamped Fir Trees in the background. I embellished the card using Cardinals, Pine Sprig Clusters and framed it using the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.
The Layered Tree Frames and Background
- Cut the All-in-One Rectangle Frame, Spotted Deer Frame and Tree Frame using Kraft cardstock.
- Trim off the deer and set aside
- Apply the Antique Linen ink pad directly on the frames and then follow by applying the Vintage Photo ink pad directly on the frames.
- Cut two ground snow sections.
- Cut two ground snow sections.
- Apply double stick tape to the lower back of rectangle frame and attach one ground snow section.
- Apply double stick tape all the way around the back of the frame and attach the Spotted Deer Frame.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the Spotted Deer Frame and attach the Tree Frame. The double mounting tape layers will help add dimension to the scene.
- Secure the blue card base and fir tree in the MISTI and stamp the tree background using Peeled Paint ink. I stamped each tree twice for darker coverage.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the frames and attach it to the card base.
Finish the Scene
- Color the deer using mini applicators and Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink.
- Attach the second snow ground piece to the front of the frame using double stick tape.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the deer legs and tuck them in behind the front snow and attach legs to the back snow piece.
- Cut cardinals using red cardstock and apply black to the beaks using a black Copic marker.
- Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of each cardinal and attach them in the branches and on the ground snow.
- Finish by apply glossy accents to the pine sprigs and tucking them in behind the front snow section.
Cutting and Coloring the Squirrel Circles
- Cut both the tree layer and squirrel layer using 2.50″ squares of white cardstock.
- Cut a small white ground section using deckle scissors and color it with a mini applicator and Peeled Paint ink.
- Color the trees and squirrel using mini applicators and Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink.
- Apply a swatch of color on a piece of white scrap cardstock using mini applicators and Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade.
- Cut the tiny leaves out of the swatch of colored cardstock.
- Trim around the tree background layer to make it fit well behind the front circle frame.
- Apply double stick tape to the small green ground layer and attach in front of the trees.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the Squirrel layer, line it up directly over the tree layer and attach.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the framed layers and attach it to the blue card base.
- Finish the scene by attaching the tiny leaves to the branches and ground area using glossy accents.
You can check out the whole new Fall Winter die release by clicking here. And you will certainly want to check out the Impression Obsession blog to to get inks to all the team members new projects. Anyone leaving comments on my blog post will be included in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate. Leave your comments before noon on Saturday and I will announce the winner on my Monday blog post.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the projects I made for the Impression Obsession Fall Winter Die Release. Be sure and check back tomorrow to see two more projects that are festive and fun for Christmas.