I’m getting ready for Labor Day weekend with this fun BBQ card.  Rubbernecker has a great collection of scenic dies that can be used to create outdoor cards.  For this card I used the BBQ Set, Tabbed Mountains, Pine Tree Forest, Cooler, Picnic Tables, Grass. Grass #2 and Small Birds.

This BBQ card is loaded with paper pieced details using cardmaking dies

The Outdoor Scene Base

  • Cut an A2 sized white card base and a 4.00″ x 5.25″ piece light blue cardstock.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the light blue layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut one section of the pine tree forest and color the trunks with a brown marker.
  • Cut two grass sections and two mountain sections using green cardstock.
  • Attach the two mountain sections and one grass section to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the front grass layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the trees, tuck them in behind the last mountain section and attach to the card base.
  • Cut grass sprigs using green cardstock, tuck them in behind the mountain layer and attach using glossy accents.

This BBQ card showing an outdoor scene was made entirely from cardmaking dies

The BBQ, Cooler, Picnic Table and Birds

  • Cut the BBQ using red and grey cardstock and assemble the pieces and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use gray cardstock to cut the hamburger and hotdogs, color them using mini applicators and brown and rust ink and attach to the grill top using glossy accents.
  • Use aqua, white, light green, yellow and black cardstock to cut the cooler pieces, assemble the pieces and attach together using glossy accents .
  • Cut the picnic table and benches using woodgrain cardstock , the tablecloth using gingham designer paper and attach the cloth to the table using a strip of mounting tape.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the birds and color the beaks using a black marker.

Finish the BBQ Card

  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the picnic table and benches and attach them to the front grass section.
  • Use mounting tape to attach the BBQ grill to the card and attach the grill utensils to the grill using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the cooler and attach to the front grass section.
  • Finish the card by apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the scene.

 

This handmade BBQ card used cardmaking dies to create all the paper pieced details

How about you? Do you have special plans for the long Labor Day weekend? Make a BBQ card to invite friends and family for a BBQ picnic as a last nod to summer before school starts.  Check out my Handmade Camping Card for another fun way to enjoy the last days of summer.

 
5319-01D BBQ Die
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5318D Tabbed Mountains Die
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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5313-03D Cooler Die
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5202-08D Picnic Tables Die Cut
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #2
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E47 – Dark Brown, COPIC Sketch Marker
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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