Good Sunday morning. My project today is a spring die cut birch tree scene with deer, butterflies and flowers. The scene was made using Rubbernecker Stamps Birch Forest, Deer Family, Leaf Group, Tiny Flower Buds, Leaf Buds, Grass and Small Butterflies. The frame was made using the Nested Rectangle set.
The Birch Forest
- Cut the birch forest using white cardstock.
- Apply Pumice Stone ink to the notches of the tree using a mini applicator.
- Cut leaf buds using green cardstock.
- Apply glossy accents to the front tip of the leaf buds and attach them to the upper branches. I wanted to create a spring/summer scene with the birch forest so I Googled birch tree forest photos to get an idea of what they look like. The photos showed that the foliage was mainly on the upper portion of the trees.
Assembling the Birch, Grass and Frame
- Cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece of white cardstock.
- Cut a frame using the second largest die in the Nested Rectangle set.
- Cut grass sections using green cardstock.
- Apply double stick tape to the bottom portion of the birch forest and attach a grass section.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the birch forest section.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the framed birch forest and attach it to the blue card base.
Color the Deer
- Cut the deer using white cardstock.
- Apply Antique Linen ink to the whole body of the deer using a mini applicator.
- Apply Vintage Photo ink to the ears and upper bodies of the deer using a mini applicator and then blend in the ink using more Antique Linen ink.
- Check out my Animal Coloring Tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I colored the deer.
Completing the Die Cut Birch Tree Scene
- Cut a couple sections of the Leaf Group using green cardstock and trim the branches to fit in the scene.
- Cut tiny flowers using white cardstock and form them using a tiny tipped stylus and molding pad.
- Attach the flowers to the foliage sections using glossy accents.
- Tuck the foliage sections in behind the grass and attach in place using glossy accents.
- Tuck the deer in behind the grass and attach them in place using pieces of mounting tape.
- Finish by cutting the small butterflies using aqua cardstock and attach in the scene using glossy accents.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my spring/summer version of the die cut birch tree scene. I normally think of the birch trees for snowy winter scenes and holiday cards but they can be used for all seasons. Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.