Today I have another summer scene greeting card idea that you can change up any way you like!
The other day I shared this card and heard from so many people that they loved the scene. I decided that we needed another summer scene greeting card idea using another new Patio element from Rubbernecker and this one might make you want to take a nap in the sunshine! Something I really love about this card design idea is that it can be changed up for any season, any color combinations and you can add or take out as much as you want and the card will still be inviting and beautiful.
I used Rubbernecker’s new Patio Bench with Pillows and Class Tabbed Grass, and added in flora and foliage with their Three Trees, Grass #2, and Tiny Flowers #2, and then of course has to add some fauna with some Small Birds.
I am going to share all my steps so you can see how to make each element to use on this card or to adapt to other cards you create. I love to share information in a way that people can mix and match the different elements and hope you feel like using anything and everything wherever you like!
The Shadow Box Frame
- Score and fold one of the Shadow Box frames from The Paper Cut kit. Pro Tip: Use the Scor-Pal to add deeper score lines on the frame.
- Cut a 4″ x 5.25″ light blue layer. Pro Tip: You may need to trim a little off the top and side of the layer to fit perfectly.
- Fold the frame sides in and use the bone folder to crisp up the crease on each fold.
- Apply 1/4″ double stick to the back flaps of the frame, insert the blue layer and complete assembling the frame.
- Check out my video showing how to fold and secure the shadow box frame.
Grass Layer and Trees For the Scene
- Cut three 5.25″ Classics Grass layers and one set of the Three Trees using green cardstock.
- Apply a double layered strip of mounting tape to the back grass layer, insert it inside the frame and attach to the back wall.
- Apply two strips of layered mounting tape to the back of the second grass layer and attach it to the back layer.
- Adhere a single layer of mounting tape to the back of the third grass layer and attach it to the front of the frame.
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the trees, tuck them in behind the back grass layer and attach them to the card base.
Patio Bench and Pillows
- Use woodgrain and white cardstock to cut the Patio Bench sections and pink and yellow cardstock to cut the pillows.
- Assemble the bench sections and attach together using connect glue.
- Attach the pillows to the bench using connect glue.
- Apply connect glue to the back of the bench legs and attach it the front of a grass layer.
Flowers and Birds
- Cut the Grass #2 sections using green cardstock and the Tiny Flowers #2 using multiple colors of cardstock.
- Place the flowers face up on the molding pad and push down in the centers using a tiny tipped stylus.
- Adhere the flowers to the grass sprigs using glossy accents.
- Tuck the flower sprigs in behind the grass sections and attach using glossy accents.
- Use yellow cardstock to cut the Small Birds.
- Apply touches of Color Fuse Custard ink to the bird bodies using a mini applicator.
- Color the beaks using a black marker.
- Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the scene.
And then, because I get asked all the time, here are all my other favorite crafting tools.
I really do like making scene cards and hope you get some creative inspiration from today’s summer scene greeting card idea. Even if you don’t want to create this whole card, use the elements on your cards where you see fit and watch them come to life.