Good Thursday morning. I have a die cut birch tree and deer scene card to share with you today using the new Rubbernecker Stamps Birch Forest, Deer Family and Greenery. I paired them with the Small Bird and created a tree background using the 3 Tree Group.
The Tree Background
- Cut a piece of white cardstock 5.25″ x 4.00″.
- Secure the cardstock and tree stamp in the MISTI.
- Stamp the tree using Peeled Paint ink. I stamped each tree three times to create a good defined image.
- Use mini applicators to lightly shade in the tree using Peeled Paint for the branches and Vintage Photo for the trunks.
- Heat set the ink using heat gun.
- Use an ink blending tool to apply Tumbled Glass ink to the sky area.
Color the Deer and Birch Forest
- Cut the birch forest and deer using white cardstock.
- Use a mini applicator to apply light touches of Pumice Stone ink to the bark marks on the trees.
- Use a mini applicator to apply Antique Linen and Vintage Photo to apply ink to the deer. Check out my animal coloring tutorial if you would like to see how I colored the deer.
The Birds and Greenery
- Cut the birds using red cardstock.
- Use a black marker to color the beak of the birds.
- Cut the greenery using green cardstock.
- Use a small brush to apply touches of white gesso to the tips of the greenery and set aside to dry.
- Hint: I have used pure white watercolor paint to apply touches of snow to the tips of greenery but I much prefer gesso as it is a little thinner and dries quickly.
Assemble the Die Cut Birch Tree and Deer Scene
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the tree background layer and attach to the red card base.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the birch forest and attach to the card base.
- Cut a snow layer using deckle scissors and attach to the front of the frame using mounting tape.
- Attach the deer to the card base using a piece of mounting tape.
- Tuck the greenery in behind the snow layer and attach with glossy accents.
- Finish the scene by attaching the birds using mall pieces of mounting tape.
I had so much fun making this die cut birch tree and deer scene card. I can’t even count how many nature scene holiday cards I have made over the years but I never seem to tire of them. I especially love the new Birch Forest die. It creates wonderful interest for the scene and trunks tree are far enough apart so scenery can be seen in behind it. The trees in the background creates dimension and draws the eye back into the scene. I hope you are inspired to create a nature scene card of your own. I sure do appreciate you coming by today.