Good Monday morning. My project today is a die cut Alpine window scene made using the new Essentials by Ellen Alpine Window set. I was intrigued with this set when it was released in September and couldn’t wait to play with it. These cut-away windows can be used individually or combined to create fun dimensional scenes. Check out Julie’s great video tutorial on the Ellen Hutson store site.
The Window Layers
- Cut the house layer using a 4″ square piece of white cardstock.
- Cut the tree layer using white cardstock and cut off the trees. (the white trees will be replaced with green trees during the assembly process)
- Cut several trees using green cardstock. I cut small squares of cardstock and laid directly over the trees portions of the die to cut out the individual trees.
- Color the tree trunks with a brown Copic marker.
- Color the house using a dark red Copic marker.
- Cut an additional white house, cut off the roof section using scissors and attach to the red house using rolled up double stick tape.
Assemble the Die Cut Alpine Window Scene
- Cut strips of mounting tape and attach to the back of the house window section.
- Attach the tree layer to the back of the house window layer.
- Create two rounded ground sections by cutting the negative leftover portion of the house layer. (I could have used the mountain layers that comes with the set but I wanted to have lots of snowy blue sky showing in my window.)
- Attach the rounded ground sections to the back of the tree layer using double stick tape.
- Cut a piece of light blue cardstock to fit behind the window.
- Apply falling snow to the blue layer using a small tipped brush and undiluted white watercolor paint.
- Attach the blue sky layer to the back of the scene using strip of mounting tape.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the blue layer and attach to a 4.25″ square piece of dark red cardstock.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach to the card base.
- Attach the green trees in the scene using glossy accents and rolled up glue dots.
- Apply undiluted white watercolor paint to the tree tips and under the windows on the house.
- Finish by applying a small amount of yellow Stickles to the windows of the house.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my die cut Alpine window scene project. I had so much fun making it and can’t wait to see how I can use it next. I’m not sure about you but I’m going to get out my Ellen Hutson die wish list and go shopping for new dies while they are on sale. Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a great week.