I love making cards with a vintage truck snow scene using a truck as the main focus of the scene and a little cabin in the distance. I had a wonderful time using images from the Rubbernecker Kittie Kits sets. I used images from the Outdoor Master, Fall Master and Moose. Did you know that Rubbernecker made die sets that coordinate with the Kittie Kits. I’ll have them all linked below if you want to check them out.
I secured the stamps and white cardstock in my MISTI and stamped all the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used my heat gun to set the ink for coloring. The truck, cabin and fence sections were die cut and colored using using Distress Inks, a water brush and mini applicators. The white embossing paste was applied to the truck and cabin using a Sofft spatula. The background cardstock layer was secured in my MISTI and I stamped the evergreen trees all the way across the page to create the backdrop for the scene. I used an ink blending tool to apply the blue sky area over the trees. The scene layer was attached to the card base using ATG adhesive. Falling snow was added to the scene and images using a white gel pen.
I used deckle scissors to hand cut the snow layers. I like the uneven edge for the ground because it looks so much more natural. I used a Bendi Frame because it creates a soft dimensional curve to the frame. I used a die from the Matting Basics B set to cut the frame opening on a piece of 5 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ cardstock. The frame needed to be an extra 1/8″ in width to create the bend when attached to the base. The front snow layer was attached to the back of the frame using ATG adhesive. Thin strips of mounting tape were attached to the outer edge on both sides of the frame. I first removed the backing off the left side of the frame and carefully attached it to the card front. I removed the backing off the right side and carefully allowed the frame to bend as I attached to the edge of the card front. I hope you can see that the 1/8″ of width cased the frame to bend out in the frame center about 1/4″ to 1/2″.
The fence sections were attached on both sides of the card base using mounting tape. The cabin was tucked in behind the second snow layer and attached with mounting tape. The truck was gently curved with my fingers so it would sit correctly on the curve of the frame and attached with 1/2″ double stick tape.
It is so cold and snowy all over the country as a result I thought this would make a perfect masculine card for a winter birthday or thank you. Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you enjoyed my Vintage Truck Snow Scene.
Good Saturday morning. I have one more project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree and Color Layering Snowy Tree Frame Cuts to share with you with today and I promise I’ll focus on something different this next week. This time I combined stamping with heat embossing and watercolor to for my snowy forest scene and created dimension by adding layers and a Bendi Frame. I wanted the deer in my scene to be a little larger than the one with the set so I used the fawn from the Impression Obsession Deer Trio die set. The frame was made using the Nesting Card Templates. You can check out my Bendi Frame step by step and video tutorial on Splitcoaststampers if you would like to see how I made my bowed frame.
I began with hot pressed watercolor paper to use for my scene. I applied Crushed Curry distress Ink to the solid tree stamp, lightly misted with water (from a distance of about 1 1/2 feet) and stamped trees all the way across the page. I used my heat gun to dry the ink the ink on the trees and rubbed the embossing magic bag on the paper to eliminate static cling. Next I used versa to stamp the snowy tree image and the falling snow image and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I repeated the steps and stamped the trees three times on a separate piece of watercolor paper and then cut them out using the coordinating tree die.
Next I used a large round brush to apply a light water wash around the sky area and down in between the trees to prepare the paper for the blue sky wash. I put a good amount of Tumbled Glass Distress Reinker in the lid of my ink pad, add a small amount of water in the lid and mixed with my brush. I began applying the ink wash in the sky area and down in between the trees. I purposefully brushed the blue ink wash close to the tree edges to make the green ink run a little. I loved that it created the appearance of light around the trees. Once I was finished with the sky I went back and brushed a strong mixture of green reinker over the trees to add back some of the color that washed out. I think the Crushed Curry and Tumbled Glass inks created a whimsical non-traditional color combination for the scene. I painted the deer with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress reinkers and then added a light mixture of Squeezed Lemonade reinker and water to create the appearance of light shining on it’s back through the trees. I’m not sure I really accomplished that but I tried. LOL!
I cut the card base to be 5 3/8” by 4 1/4”. There needs to be a 1/8” difference in the card base and the 5 1/5” x 4.25” frame to create the bowed frame. I attached the tree scene layer to the card base with ATG adhesive. I cut two snow ground layers using my deckle scissors, applied versa over both pieces and embossed with white embossing powder. I attached one of the layers to the scene base with a double layer of mounting tape. The second piece was attached to the back of the frame with ATG adhesive. I applied thin strips of mounting tape on both sides of the frame, removed the backing of the tape on one side and attached the frame to the card base. Next I removed the tape backing from the right side of the frame, lightly bowed the frame out and carefully attached it to the right of the card base. I cut an inch or so off the bottom of the three die cut trees so they would be shorter and not cover up the trees in the background. I applied double layers of mounting tape to the back of two of the trees and tucked them in behind the snow layer and attached to the scene base. I applied a triple layer of mounting tape to the front of the third tree and attached it to the back of the front snow layer on the bowed frame. I cut a tiny bit off the rear of the fawn to it could be tucked in behind the tree on the right and attached it with it with a single layer of mounting tape. I cut and painted a little star using Squeezed Lemonade reinker and applied yellow Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle and attached it in the sky area with a double layer of glue dots to complete the scene.
Here is a close up side view of the card to show the dimensional layers. Sorry the colors look strange in this picture but it was a little hard to get good light at this angle.
Well I hope you haven’t gotten sick to death of all my snowy tree holiday cards but I sure have had fun using the coordinating sets. Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
I cut the frame 5 5/8” wide by 4 1/2”, 1/8” wider than the 5 1/2” wide card base. I know it may not seem like just 1/8” would create much of a curve but it does. I cut three 5 inch wide snow layers using my deckle scissors. I wanted the snow layers to fit on the card base and allow enough space on both sides to mount the frame flat to the base and not overlapping the layers. The tallest one was attached flat to the card base with ATG adhesive. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the ends of the second strip, attached the left side, curved the strip slightly and then attached the right side. I attached the third strip directly to the back of the frame with ATG adhesive and then attached thin strips of mounting tape to the sides only. I carefully attached the left side of the frame to the card base. I curved the frame out slightly and carefully lined up the right side of the frame to the card base and attached. If this is as clear as mud hop on over to see my pictures and video and it will make more sense.
Once the frame was attached it was smooth sailing from there. I cut all the tree sections of the 5 Part Pine, and the Mama and Baby Deer and Valley Deer Trio and began assembling. The fun thing about the pine set is that you can make several different sized trees. I assembled the tree sections with glue dots and mounting tape. I wanted the sections to have separation for a natural look. I attached the two back trees to the card base with mounting tape. The two smaller trees were attached to the center curved snow section with mounting tape. I love how they stand out away from the back trees. After the trees were in placed I played around with where I wanted to place the deer. I finally settled on two in the back between the trees and attached one directly to the card base with mounting tape and the second was attached directly to the back deer with another layer of mounting tape. I attached one to on the left side of the scene to make him look like he was scampering out of the frame. I attached glue dots to the front of the mother deer’s feet and attached her to the backside of the snow layer. I tucked the baby deer’s feet in between the frame and snow layer and attached it with mounting tape. I punched out a few snowflakes from my Martha Stewart PATP punch and attached a few around the scene with glossy accents to add interest. I added tiny sprigs of fir to the neck of both the mother and baby just to make them a little more visible against all the white background because I knew they would be hard to make show well in my photographs.
Here’s a close up side view to show the layers and dimension.
I sure appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day.
Good Sunday morning. I am officially on vacation until Monday the 29th. Woo Hoo! I am such a happy girl! My project today is one like I have made many times before but this time I made it into the inside of an empty Russell Stover chocolate covered cherries box. I have no idea how the box got empty. LOL! The box is 5.75” square and is 1.5” deep. I decided create a diorama and adding depth and dimension with Bendi (curved) ground snow layers.
I started by inserting a piece of blue cardstock inside the box to create the sky background. I cut four different snowy layers with my deckle scissors leaving each one wider than the box and crimped them with my wave crimper. I cut the back layer to the width of the box and attached to the box with double layers of mounting tape. As I moved forward the next layer was cut to be just about 1/16 of an inch wider than the inside of the box. This allowed there to be a small bowed curve when attached ton both sides with double layers of mounting tape to the layer behind it. Believe me when I say that it doesn’t take much additional width to create a bow. I added 1/8 of an inch to the third layer and 3/16 of an inch to the last layer. Each were attached at the edges to the layer behind it with a double layer of mounting tape.
I cut Tree Frame using tan woodgrain embossed cardstock and cut off the frame surrounding the tree. I cut the Fir Trees and crimped them with my straight crimper. Next I applied Crafter’s Pick glue to the trees and pine sprigs and applied Polar White Flower Soft. I used an old brush to apply the glue on the trees and spread it on the pine branches with my fingers. Be sure to wash your brush well if use it to apply Crafter’s Pick. It will wash out but your brush will never be great for fine painting after that. I attached all the trees into the scene with double and triple layers of mounting tape. I tucked the pine sprigs into the scene attaching with glossy accents.
The stamped trees and sponged sky was added to the card base to create the background for the scene. There are two layers of grass border attached to the card base with mounting tape.
Adding the bunny and grass to the back of the curved frame adds another level of dimension to the scene. The trees and bunnies were tucked in between the grass layers and attached with mounting tape and rolled glue dots.
This view from the top shows how far out the bent frame is from the base of the card.
The stamped trees and sponged sky in the background draws your eye in to the mini diorama.
You can find all the details of my snowy winter card on my post here.
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