Good Thursday morning. I have a bright and cheerful die cut tree and birdhouse scene to share with you today using several dies by Rubbernecker stamps. I used the Winter Tree, Picket Fence, Bird House, Small Ivy, Flower Buds, Tiny Flower Buds, Tall Terracotta Pots, Small Birds, Flower Stems and Grass. I really like all the red and green against the soft blue background.
- Cut the tree using Kraft cardstock.
- Swipe the Antique Linen ink pad directly to the tree to color and heat set.
- Cut six small ivy sections using green cardstock and color the branches using a Light Walnut Copic marker.
- Cut several sections of the individual leaves from the Small Ivy die using green cardstock.
- Attach the individual ivy leaves to the tree branches using glossy accents.
- Apply glossy accents to the small ivy sections and attach them to key spots on the back of the tree to create depth and fullness.
- Cut tiny flowers using red cardstock, form with the tiny tipped stylus and molding pad and attach to the branches using glossy accents.
Coloring the Flower Pots
- Cut the flower pots using yellow cardstock.
- Apply Wild Honey ink using a mini applicator to cover the flower pots.
- Apply Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo ink using mini applicators to shade and create the appearance of terracotta.
The Flower Arrangements
- Cut several sections of the small ivy.
- Cut the flowers using red cardstock.
- Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
- Attach the ivy sections to the back of the pots using glossy accents.
- Attach the flowers to the ivy using glossy accents to fill in the arrangements.
The Birdhouse and Birds
- Cut the birdhouse using red cardstock.
- Cut the roof and and base sections using white cardstock.
- Attach the roof to the house using small pieces of mounting tape.
- Attach the base section to the house using glossy accents.
- Cut the birds using red cardstock and color their beaks using a black marker.
- Gently form the birds using the round tipped stylus and molding pad.
The Fence, Grass and Card Base
- Cut the blue scene base 5.00″ x 3.75″.
- Cut two sections of fence using white cardstock
- Cut one section of grass using green cardstock.
- Attach the main fence posts to the end of the fence using glossy accents.
- Trim the fence sections to fit the scene and attach to the base using mounting tape.
- Trim the grass section to fit the scene and attach using strips of mounting tape.
Assemble the Die Cut Tree and Birdhouse Scene
- Cut several tiny pieces of mounting tape and attach to the upper back sections of the tree.
- Apply double stick tape to the lower trunk portion of the tree.
- Tuck the tree in behind the fence and attach to the card base.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the birdhouse and attach to the scene base.
- Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the flower pots and tuck them in behind the grass.
- Apply tiny pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the scene.
- Cut several flower stems and tuck them in behind the grass and attach with glossy accents.
- Finish by attaching ivy leaves and tiny flowers to the birdhouse.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my die cut tree and birdhouse scene card. It was lots of fun to make. Thank you for coming by and as always I appreciate your supportive comments.