Check Out Rubbernecker’s Scenic Route Paper!

You just have to see all the gorgeous designs in Rubbernecker’s Scenic Route Paper Pad!

I was very excited to see Rubbernecker’s Scenic Route Paper Pad, designed by a fellow Design Team member, Melinda Stearns. Melinda has a beautiful talent for water coloring and she’s designed two Rubbernecker 6 X 6 Paper Pads, this The Scenic Route 6 X 6 Paper Pad and her Watercolor Beauty 6 X 6 Paper Pad. I created this scene using Rubbernecker’s Deer Family Half Tree Tabbed Grass Grass #2 Sea Kelp Tiny Leaves #2 and Small Birds.

A beautiful nature scene on a handmade card with a background creating with one of the designs in Rubbernecker

 I love that Melinda created the scenes using colors that match perfectly with the Rubbernecker Color Fuse inks.  See how my die cut grass and leaves colored with the Color Fuse Set 11 Fern and Grass inks to match the scene.  

Card Base and Water Colored Scene

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
  • Cut a piece of the 80# Scenic Route paper, trim it to fit the card base and attach using double stick tape.  Pro Tip:  I maneuvered the page and trimmed at the best places to better showcase the scene behind my die cuts. 

Color the Tree, Leaves and Grass

  • Cut the Half Tree using Kraft cardstock and apply Pecan color fuse ink using a wet baby wipe.
  • Set the tree aside to dry or heat dry with a heat gun.
  • Cut a rectangle piece of white cardstock large enough to cut two sections of Grass, Sea Kelp, Grass #2 and three sections of the Tiny Leaves #2.
  • Spritz the cardstock lightly with water.
  • Swipe the Fern Color Fuse ink pad directly across the cardstock until it’s covered.
  • Gently swipe the Grass Color Fuse ink pad across the paper to add touches of darker green.
  • Finish by lightly swiping a wet baby wipe across the inks to blend.  Allow the cardstock to dry or heat dry with a gun.  Pro Tip:  This technique is fast and easy to cover large pieces of cardstock and the wet baby wipe blends the shades of ink perfectly.  
  • Cut the colored cardstock using the Tiny Leaves #2, Sea Kelp, Grass and Grass #2 sections.

One of the gorgeous painted backgrounds in Rubbernecker

Assemble and Attach the Scenery

  • Attach one grass section directly to the card base using double stick tape.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the second grass section and attach it to the card base.
  • Attach the Tiny Leaves to the tree branches using glossy accents.  Pro Tip:  I use my tweezers to pick up the leaves and to attach them to the branches.  
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the tree trunk and tiny pop dots to a few key spots on the back of leaves.
  • Tuck the tree in behind the grass layer and attach to the card base.

The Deer and Birds

  • Use white cardstock to cut the Deer Family deer.
  • Apply Mocha Color Fuse ink all over the deer bodies using a mini applicator.
  • Use Pecan Color Fuse ink and a mini applicator to apply the darker color to the deer ears and body.
  • Tuck the deer in behind the grass and attach using pieces of mounting tape.  Note:  Since I had already attach the tree to the card base with mounting tape I had to cut the large deer in half to make him appear behind the tree the tree.
  • Tuck pieces of Grass #2 and Sea Kelp in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents.  Pro Tip:  The additional foliage sections adds softness and a natural look to the scene.
  • Cut the Small Birds using bright yellow cardstock, apply touches of Mango Color Fuse ink to the bodies for shading and color the beak using a black marker.
  • Finish by attaching tiny pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the sky area and grass.


Hand colored die cut elements sit above a piece of Rubbernecker


Here’s what I used today from Rubbernecker:

2018 The Scenic Route 6×6 Paper Pad…
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5403D Half Tree Die
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Tabbed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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5321-02D Sea Kelp Die
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5334-02D Tiny Leaves #2 Die
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #2
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And then for all the everyday items that I use over and over you can check out all my other favorite crafting tools here.

I want to take a minute to show you all the patterns in the collection that makes up this Paper Pad – aren’t these just SO gorgeous?

There are so many beautiful scenes you can make with the Rubbernecker’s Scenic Route Paper and I hope I have inspired you to grab one and make your own versions of cards like this one.

3 thoughts on “Check Out Rubbernecker’s Scenic Route Paper!”

  1. Kittie – this is great. Those papers are a great idea. The folks at Rubbernecker are so lucky to have you as an ambassador!

  2. that is nice to have a background already done so you can just embellish, love the scene you have put together!


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