See how I used two easy ways to modify die cuts on one slimline card.

Did you know that using some easy ways to modify die cuts can help you make them bigger as I did here with this fence die cut or smaller as I did here with the trees? It’s fun to see a die cut as not just a finished, ready to use element but also as a basic shape you can modify to use in more ways. And once your start modifying your die cuts, you probably won’t want to stop!

you can modify die cuts like this white picket fence and trees in bloom on this pretty slimline garden card loaded with details from Rubbernecker dies

Slimline Base, Cloud, Fence and Grass

  • Use white cardstock to cut the card base, scene base, die cut cloud and three fence sections.
  • Cut a bright pink layer to use behind the scene layer.
  • Apply the blue cloud sky background on the scene base using a blending brush and light blue ink.
  • Attach the scene base to the pink base using ATG adhesive, apply strips of mounting tape behind the two layers and attach to the card base.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the cloud layer and attach to the scene base.
  • Attach the three fence sections together using glossy accents and attach them to the card base using strips of mounting tape at the back top sections of the fence and ATG adhesive along the back bottom of the fence..
  • Cut a thin white strip long enough to fit across the whole fence and attach to the cross bar sections using double stick tape.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the slimline grass layer and attach it to the front of the fence using a strip of mounting tape.

Modify The Tree Die Cuts

  • Cut two tree sections using Kraft cardstock. 
  • Trim them to create smaller trees, apply brown ink using a wet baby wipe and dry using a heat gun.

Baby Wipe Tree Inking

  • Use green cardstock to cut the tiny leaves, form them using a leaf tool and molding pad and attach them to the tree branches using glossy accents.
  • Use bright pink and pale pink cardstock to cut tiny flower buds, form them using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach to the leaves using glossy accents.
  • Apply thin strips of rolled up double stick tape to the back of the tree trunks and a few tiny pop dots to the back of the leaves.rolled double stick tape 2
  • Tuck the trees in behind the fence and attach to the scene base.

The Garden Elements

  • Cut the garden cart and wooden crates using Kraft cardstock and color them using a wet baby wipe and brown ink.
  • Use bright yellow cardstock to cut several flower pots and gray cardstock to cut the watering can, garden shovel and boots.  Note:  Check out my How to Add Dimension to Terracotta Pots post and video to see how I color the pots.  
  • Use mini applicators to apply orange and rust ink to the flower pots.
  • Apply rust ink to the watering can.
  • Cut flower stems using green cardstock and bright pink, pink and light pink cardstock to cut the tiny flowers 
  • Form the tiny flowers using a tiny tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the stems using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the flower stems in behind the grass and attach them all the way across the scene using glossy accents.
  • Attach flower stems to the back of several flower pots and attach them using glossy accents.
  • Attach flower pots to the back of the cart and crate using glossy accents.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the  flower pots, cart, crate, watering can and boots and attach them to the scene.
  • Cut tiny birds using aqua cardstock, color their beaks using a black marker and attach them to the scene using small pop dots.

modify die cuts to make them fit more projects like I did here on this summer garden slimline card

 

 
5326D Slimline Nested Stitch Die
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5328-01D Slimline Clouds Die
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5328-02D Slimline Grass Die
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5314-04D Peak Fence #4 Die
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5214-02D Cart Accessories #1 Die Cut
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5209-04D Apple Cart Die Cut
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5403D Half Tree Die
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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5334-02D Tiny Leaves #2 Die
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Scor-Tape .25″X27yd
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
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Picket Fence Studios – Tools – Life…
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Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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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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See how easy it is to modify die cuts to make them fit more projects like I did here on this summer garden slimline card.