Good Sunday morning. I have a pretty die cut arbor and gate scene to share with you today. This is a sneak peek of the new Rubbernecker Stamps Gate and Arbor die set. I paired the arbor set with a branch from the Tree Panel #2, Cats, Small Ivy, Small Butterflies and Tiny Flower Buds. I framed the scene using the Nested Rectangle Scallop w/ Holes and Nested Rectangles.
The Frame and Grass
- Cut the nested scalloped layer using white cardstock.
- Place the scalloped layer on the magnetic platform, secure the nested rectangle die in place on the paper and run through the machine to cut the frame opening.
- Cut a grass section and tree panel using green cardstock.
- Apply double stick tape to the bottom and top backside of the frame and attach the grass section at the bottom and a trimmed branch at the top.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the frame.
- Cut a blue rectangle layer for the background of the scene and attach it to the back of the frame.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame layer and attach it ti the card base.
The Gate and Arbor
- Cut the arbor and two gate sections using white cardstock.
- Cut the hinges and handle using black cardstock.
- Attach the hinges to the gate and arbor sections using glossy accents.
- Attach the handle using glossy accents.
- Cut two slat sections off the second gate for each side of the arbor and attach them using glossy accents.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the arbor and gate sections and tuck it in behind the grass and attach.
The Ivy, Flowers, Butterflies and Cats
- Cut two sections of the ivy using green cardstock.
- Cut two sections of tiny flower buds and a section of butterflies using pink cardstock and form them using a tiny tipped stylus and molding pad.
- Cut the cats using white cardstock and apply the black markings using a Copic marker.
- Attach the ivy sections to the arbor and to both sides of the arbor gate using glossy accents.
- Attach the flowers to the ivy using glossy accents.
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the cats and attach them in the scene.
- Finish the scene by attaching butterflies using glossy accents.
I had so much fun creating this pretty die cut arbor and gate scene with the cats and butterflies. I think the cats looks like they’re moving in the scene. One is jumping up to walk along the top of the fence and one is chasing a bug of some kind. I liked making the cats black and white to match the gate and handles. Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.