Good Sunday morning. I have two pretty cards to share with you today using brand new Rubbernecker dies. The first card has a see through window with a flower box full of ivy and flowers. I used the 5157D Window 4 Pane, 5160-02D Borders 2, 5162-02D Large Ivy, 5160-03D Small Ivy, 5147-09D Flower Buds and 5147-10D Tiny Flower Buds.
The Card Base
- Cut a 4.25″ x 2.75″ piece of purple cardstock and attach to the white card base using ATG adhesive.
- Cut 8 4.25 x .50″ pieces of card stock.
- Start at the bottom of the card base and attach the first strip of cardstock using ATG adhesive.
- Continue attaching the strips all the way up the card base until you reach the purple layer.
See Through Window
- Cut two windows, one for the front and one to cover the opening on the inside.
- Cut one flower box.
- Use the inner window openings as a template to draw cut lines on the card base.
- Cut the window opening 1/8″ outside the template lines using a craft knife. You may have to cut each section a couple of times to get through the layers of cardstock.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of one window and attach it over the opening.
- Cut 2 1.00″ wide decorative drape sections using the Borders 2 die and run them through the crimper to add dimension.
- Apply 1/8″ double stick tape around the inside window opening and attach the drapers leaving an opening to see through.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the second window and attach it on the inside to cover the drapes and opening.
- Attach the flower box to the window using a piece of mounting tape.
The Ivy and Flowers
- Cut two sections of flower buds and one section of tiny flower buds.
- Cut three sections of large ivy and 2 sections of small ivy.
- Form the flowers using a stylus and molding pad.
- Arrange and attach the large ivy in the window box using glossy accents.
- Tuck the smaller pieces of ivy in behind the larger ivy to appear going up the window and attach with glossy accents.
- Attach the flowers to the ivy using glossy accents to fill in the arrangement and complete the scene.
The Tree and Leaves
- Use Kraft cardstock to cut the tree panel and cut one section of the tree off.
- Trim off the branch sections away from the frame.
- Apply Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink directly on the tree using the ink pads.
- Wipe the tree lightly with a wet baby wipe to blend the ink and then heat dry.
- Cut three section of the maple leaf portion of the tiny leaves die using white cardstock.
- Color the leaves using Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade inks and mini applicators. (I was going to try and color each tiny leaf with all three colors but decided I liked the boldness of the single color on each)
- Attach the leaves to the tips of all the branches to fill in the tree. Cut off the lower two branches and attach them with glossy accents to the upper portion of the tree to fill. This will leave a large enough opening under the tree for the grass and wagon.
The Wagon and Leaves
- Cut the wagon out in red and cut the wheels in black.
- Attach the wheels to the wagon legs using glossy accents.
- Cut a rounded piece of scrap cardstock and attach a base of leaves to cover it using glossy accents.
- Apply double stick tape to the leaf section and attach it to the wagon.
Frame the Scene
- Cut the rectangle frame.
- Cut two grass sections.
- Apply double stick tape to the bottom back of the frame and attach the first grass section.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame.
- Attach the second grass strip to the back of the frame. apply double stick tape to the back of the grass and then attach the whole frame to the card base.
- Apply 1/8″ double stick tape to the trunk of the tree and tiny pieces of mounting tape to the back of a few keys leaves and attach the tree in the scene.
- Tuck the wagon in behind the grass and attach with a piece of mounting tape.
- Attach the wagon handle to the wagon and frame using glossy accents.
- Finish the scene by attaching a falling leaves in the sky area using glossy accents, and adding a few more leaves on the wagon and several in the grass.
- Use a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to add sparkle and shine to all the leaves.
I had so much fun playing with these new Rubbernecker dies. I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects with them today and that you’ll take some time to get crafty.