Good Saturday morning. I had so much fun making this colorful die cut spring duck scene. I love the brightly colored tulips and the yellow baby ducks paired with the fence and flower covered tree. For this project I used the Rubbernecker Stamps, Rectangle Combo #4, Ducks, Tiny Flower Buds, Small Birds, Leaf Buds, Picket Fence, Grass #2, Tulip Stems, Tulip Tops and Winter Tree.
The Frame, Fence and Cloud Background
- Apply the cloud background to the card base using an ink blending tool, cloud template and Tumbled Glass ink.
- Cut the frames using white cardstock, turn the two largest sections face down and attach them together using double stick tape.
- Cut the fence sections using white cardstock and attach them to the lower back of the frame using double stick tape.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and fence and attach to the card base.
The Tree and Flowers
- Cut the tree using Kraft cardstock, apply Vintage Photo ink to the tree using the direct ink pad to paper technique and heat dry. This direct ink pad to paper technique is not harmful to your ink pad and allows you to apply ink far more quickly than coloring with a marker or brush.
- Cut the leaf buds using green cardstock and attach them to the tree branches using glossy accents.
- Cut the tiny flower buds using pink cardstock, form them using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the leaves and branches using glossy accents.
- Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the tree trunk and several rolled up glue dots to a few key spots behind the flowers and leaves.
- Tuck the tree in behind the fence and attach to the card base.
The Tulips and Grass
- Cut the grass sections using green cardstock and tuck the pieces in behind the frame and attach using glossy accents.
- Cut out the tulip tops using pink, purple and yellow cardstock.
- Use mini applicators to apply shading with Shaded Lilac ink to the purple tulip, Wild Honey to the yellow tulips and Worn Lipstick to the pink tulips.
- Cut the tulip stems using green cardstock and attach the tulip tops to the stems using glossy accents.
- Tuck the tulips in behind the frame and grass pieces and attach using glossy accents.
The Ducks and Birds
- Cut the large duck using white cardstock and color the beak and feet using a mini applicator and Wild Honey ink.
- Cut the small ducks using yellow cardstock and apply color to their bodies, feet and beak using a mini applicator and Wild Honey ink.
- Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the ducks and attach them to the frame and card base.
- Cut the small birds using aqua cardstock, apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the tree, card base and fence.
- Note: Since the majority of the scene is in the lower portion of the frame I used the birds to draw the eye up and to create some balance.
I never tire of making projects like this die cut spring duck scene. I love the images, the beautiful color combination and creating a scene that fits in such a small space. I hope you have enjoyed seeing this project and I appreciate you coming by today. Have a great weekend.