Good Tuesday morning. I have a die cut deer winter scene card to share with you today using several new dies made by Rubbernecker Stamps. I love making scene projects of all kinds but especially snowy nature scenes for my holiday cards. I have fond memories of snowy Christmases growing up in West Virginia. Our home sat in the middle of two large fields that were surrounded by trees. We could regularly look out of our front windows and see deer standing in the field but close to the edge of the woods to retreat if necessary. It was such an awe inspiring scene.
For this scene I used the Deer Family, Tabbed Birch Trees, Twigs, Small Birds, 3 Tree Group and the frame was made using the Nested Rectangle set. The tabbed tree set comes with 4 individual trees sized to fit horizontally on a card front. They also made a beautiful Birch Forest cover plate die that fits vertically on a card front. I didn’t use the forest die but linked here and below so you could see both sets.
The Tree Background
- Cut a 5.25″ x 4.00″ piece of white cardstock for the scene base.
- Secure the piece of cardstock in the MISTI using magnets.
- Stamp the tree image across the base using Peeled Paint ink.
- Use an in blending tool to apply Tumbled Glass ink to the sky area and in between the trees.
- Note: I love using my MISTI! It allowed me to stamp the front tree multiple times to make them darker green so they would stand out in front of the lighter trees in the background. If you don’t have a MISTI or any other stamp positioning tool you need to add one to your Christmas list because they are invaluable.
The Birch Trees, Deer, Twigs and Birds
- Cut the trees and deer using white cardstock.
- Use a mini applicator to apply soft touches of Pumice Stone ink to the bark markings on the trees.
- Use a mini applicator to apply Antique Linen and Vintage Photo inks to the deer.
- Cut the small birds using red cardstock and color their beaks using a black Copic marker.
- Cut a couple sections of the twigs using green cardstock.
The Frame and Snow Layers
- Cut a piece of white cardstock 5.50″ x 4.25″.
- Place the cardstock on the magnetic platform.
- Line up the rectangle die on the cardstock and run through the die cutting machine to cut the frame.
- Cut two snow layers out of a piece of 5.50″ white cardstock.
Assemble the Die Cut Deer Winter Scene
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame and attach the trees.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape around the back of the frame.
- Attach the back snow layer to the back of the trees and frame and then apply double stick tape to the back of the snow layer.
- Attach the tree scene to the card base using double stick tape and then attach the frame with trees over the scene.
- Attach the second snow layer to the front of the frame using strips of mounting tape.
- Tuck the deer in behind the snow layer and attach using mounting tape.
- Tuck sections of the twigs in behind the snow layer and attach with glossy accents.
- Finish by attaching the red birds in the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.
This die cut deer winter scene is a perfect holiday card for anyone but especially when you need a masculine card. I love how the red birds pop against the green tree background and make the scene come to life. I hope you have been inspired to get out your dies and stamps to create a winter scene card of your own. You can check out the complete new October die release here. There are so many wonderful new dies that I had a hard time trying to decide which ones to use first. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.