Bike Die Cut Scene with Red, White and Blue

Good Sunday morning.  I have a fun bike die cut scene card to share with you today using the new Impression Obsession Bike, Tiny 5 Petals, Tiny 6 Petals  along with the Grass BorderLeaves and Stems and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.

A bike die cut is so fun to use on a masculine card front.

Bike Die Cut

I started by cutting the bike die out using both red and black and attached the pieces together using glue dots.  I colored the handle bar grip, seat and petal using a black Copic marker. 

Basket of Flowers

I cut the basket and secured all the negative pieces back in place from the back with double stick tape to create the wicker appearance.  I used Vintage Photo ink and a mini applicator to color the basket.  I cut out red, white and blue flowers and formed them using my small tipped stylus and molding pad.  I cut several green stems and attached the flowers to each stem using glossy accents.  I arranged and attached the flowers to the back of the basket using glossy accents. I began attaching the shorter front flowers first and then worked my way back adding taller flower stems to fill in the arrangement. I have to admit…..I love how sweet this basket turned out.

A bike die cut is so fun to use on both a masculine and feminine card front

Assembling the Scene

I hand cut a green grass strip using my deckle scissors,  die cut a grass border and attached them to the back of the blue frame with double stick tape. Next I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base. I tucked the bike in behind the grass border and secured it in place with small pieces of mounting tape.  I applied glossy accents directly the blades of grass border and attached the tiny flowers to create a flowering border.  I finished by attaching the basket of flowers to the card base with a piece of mounting tape.

A bike die cut is so fun to use on a feminine card front.

I’d be happy to ride that pretty red bike with the basket full of flowers.  How about you?  I appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have been inspired to get out your bike die cuts and die cut flowers to create a fun outdoor scene of your own.

 
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Chicken Die Cuts Farm Scene

Good Friday morning.  I had such a fun time coloring all these chicken die cuts to create my “little red hen” farm scene.  I framed the scene using the Rubbernecker 5131D Square Combo #1 OPC Die layered with scalloped pieces using the 5028D Nested Rectangle Scallop Die.  The scene was created using the 5126D Tree Panel #1, 5142-03D Chicken Squirrels Die Set and 5114D Mini Flower Stack.

Chicken die cuts make such a fun outdoor scene.

The Frame and Tree Panel

I cut the frame sections and attached them together on the back using double stick tape.  I hand cut a strip of green grass using my deckle scissors and attached it to the back of the frame.  Thin strips of mounting tape were attached to the back of the frame.  I trimmed off the excess tree panel to make it fit behind the frame and attached it to the strips of mounting tape and then attached it to the blue background card base.

Chicken die cuts make such a fun farm scene.

Coloring the Chicken Die Cuts

The chickens were cut out using white cardstock.  I used Sofft mini applicators to apply Wild Honey, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to layer color on the chickens. 

Finishing the Scene

The chickens were tucked in behind the grass section and attached to the scene using mounting tape. I cut pieces off of a second tree panel die to use as foliage sprigs and attached them all around the chickens and base of the scene.  I formed the tiniest red circles from the Mini Flower Stack and 1/8″ punched circles to create the flowers.  I attached them all around the scene using glossy accents.

Chicken die cuts make such a fun outdoor farm scene.

Don’t forget to check out the sale going on over at Rubbernecker Stamps. The sale ends on the 14th.

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Do you like making outdoor scene cards?  I had lots of fun using the chicken die cuts but this same scene could be created using any die cut animal.  I hope you have been inspired to get your dies out to play.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great weekend.

 

 
Tree Panel #1 Die 5126D
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Square Combo #1 OPC Die 5131D
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Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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Chickens/Squirrels Die Cut 5142-03D
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Mini Flower Stack Die 5114D
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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Essentials by Ellen Hot Mess Lady

Good Monday morning.  My project today is a die cut girl scene made using the newly released Essentials by Ellen Hot Mess Lady Stamp Set and Hot Mess Lady Die Set.  The sentiments in this set are so fun.  I chose to use the “Messy Bun & Getting Stuff Done”.  The lady is all organized and ready to roll with her calendar, files and day planner and let’s not ignore those pencils in her messy bun.

Creating a scene with a girl die cut is fun.

The Die Cut Girl

I stamped the girls a couple times on watercolor paper and again on designer paper using black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I water colored her face, arms and hands using a watercolor brush and reinkers. I cut out the images using my snips and pieced the designer parts over the girl body and attached using glue dots. I cut an extra elbow arm portion out of the designer paper and popped it up to create an additional layer of dimension.

The Organizational Accessories

The day planner, files, calendar, pens and pencil pieces were stamped several times each using black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I cut the calendar and files pieces out, layered and attached them together using glossy accents. I colored the tabs of the files using Memento Markers and scribbled a few lines on the calendar with red and black markers.  I folded back the pages of the calendar and bent forward the tabs of the files to add a little bit of dimension. I cut a slit on both sides of the planner closure and inserted the top of one pen in one side and the bottom of a pen in the other side and attached them in place on the back side with glue dots.  I attached the pencils in the lady’s hair with glossy accents.  The drink cup and energy bar were stamped , cut out and colored using markers.

Creating a scene with a girl die cut is fun and creative.

Assembling the Scene

The sentiment was stamped on the designer card base using black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I attached the two frame sections to the card base using strips of mounting tape.  I attached the girl, planner, calendar and files to the card base using pieces of mounting tape and finished by attaching the drink cup and energy bar with glue dots.

Creating a scene with a girl die cut is creative and fun.

If you would like to check out the whole Essentials by Ellen release go here to the This Just In page at Ellen Hutson.

Die Cut Girl

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed my Hot Mess Lady “die cut girl” project. 

 
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Ranger Distress Reinker, Worn Lipstick
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Ranger Distress Reinker, Tea Dye
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VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Ranger Mini Mister Set
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Ranger Mini Mister, Individual
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Ranger Artist Brush Set (7 Piece)
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Susan’s…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus Magnetic…
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Sizzix Cutting Pad, Standard
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Vintage Car Die Cut Outdoor Scene

Good Monday morning.  I have a masculine vintage car die cut card to share with you today with a pretty framed outdoor tree scene in the background.  To create my project I used the Rubbernecker 567-01 Woody Stamp, 567-01D Woody Die, 924 Fall Foliage, 3011 Kittie Kits Outdoor Master and 5131D Square Combo #1 OPC Die.

Create a masculine card with a vintage car die cut scene.

Create the Tree

I secured the tree trunk and branch stamp and white cardstock in my MISTI.  I inked the stamp with brown ink, lightly blotted the upper branch portion with a wet baby wipe and then stamped it.  I wanted the upper branches to be less visible than the main trunk image. I secured the upper tree leaf stamp of the tree in my MISTI and applied a light shade of green to the whole image and stamped it.  I applied different darker shades of green ink on sections of the stamp multiple times and stamped until I had created a variegated tree top.  I used the tiny multi dots stamp from the Outdoor Master set to create texture by stamping a few different shades of green and blue to to the tree top. I used a water brush and brown reinkers to fill in the tree trunk.

Create the Fence and Ground

I stamped sections of the fence from the Outdoor Master on both sides of the tree using brown ink.  Unfortunately,  I didn’t get them stamped evenly but I wasn’t going to stop after working so hard on the tree.  LOL!  I filled in the fence sections using a water brush and brown reinkers.  I stamped the ground section using green ink but used a water brush and green reinkers to create a grass area that covered the whole bottom portion of the scene.  I used the tiny multi dots stamp with green, blue and orange ink to add texture and the appearance of a flower border to the grass area.

Create a masculine card with a vintage car die cut and outdoor scene.

Vintage Car Die Cut

I stamped the Woody two time using black versafine ink on blue cardstock and cut it out.  I cut the car out using the die and then trimmed around it to remove the edges and cut the wheel sections off.   I cut the windows out of one using a craft knife. I colored the wood sections of the car with a brown marker. I colored the wheels of the second car using a gray marker and then attached the front car over the background car using mounting tape. If I had it to do over again I would have stamped the car on watercolor paper and colored it with reinkers.  Next time!!!

Create a masculine card with a vintage car die cut and outdoor tree scene.

Framing the Scene

I cut the frame and attached the two sections together using double stick tape.  I attached mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it over the scene. Next, I attached the scene to the blue layer with mounting tape and and then attached the blue layer to the card base with another layer of mounting tape.  I think the popped layers adds more interest to the card than it would with all the layers flat. I finished by attaching the Woody to the frame using piece of mounting tape.

I really love the Fall Tree set and refused to allow myself to think it could only be used for fall.  Next time I play with it I plan to create s spring or summer card with a green background and some colorful flowers mixed in among the branches.  I think the Woody vintage car die cut makes a perfect focal point for a masculine card.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

 

 
Fall Foliage 924
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3011 KKCS Outdoor Master
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Woody – 567-01
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Woody Die Cut 567-01D
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Square Combo #1 OPC Die 5131D
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VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Faded Jeans
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Mowed Lawn
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Peeled Paint
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Shabby Shutters
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Tumbled Glass
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
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Ranger Distress Marker, Hickory Smoke
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Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Die Cut Outdoor Scene

y project today is a fun die cut outdoor scene with the Photo Lady by Essentials by Ellen out on a walk and taking pictures of the scenery around her.  She’s got her camera around her neck for quick access and is carrying her tote with other necessities. Her camera is not a Polaroid but I couldn’t resist having a few pictures slipping out of her hand and fluttering to the ground.  She loved taking pictures of the tree scene behind her.  LOL!

Making a die cut outdoor scene on a card front is pretty.

Coloring the Images

I stamped Photo Lady on white cardstock with black ink and  colored using Copic markers and Distress Reinkers.  I cut her out by hand to eliminate the white border but there is a coordinating Photo Lady Die Set.  I stamped the head and hair two more times, colored, cut out and paper pieced both sections over the original attaching with glossy accent. Piecing the head and hair only shows a slight bit of dimension but to me it is always worth the effort.

The camera and tote bag were cut using white cardstock and were colored using Copic markers.  I used gold Nuvo Crystal Drops for the clasp on the tote and where the straps attached to the tote and camera.  I applied glossy accents over the camera lens to create the appearance of glass  but it doesn’t really show in the photos.

I cut the tree frame using white cardstock, misted lightly with water and then colored using the ink pad directly to the paper.  Using the ink pad directly to the paper is a fast and easy way to color large images and misting the paper with water helps spread the ink.

Making a die cut outdoor scene on a card front is fun.

Assembling the Die Cut Outdoor Scene

I cut the frame, applied double tick tape to the back and attached both grass sections and fence.  Next, I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame.  I trimmed off the frame and a few branches off the tree to make it a little smaller to fit in the scene and attached it to the mounting tape on the back of the frame and then attached the whole frame to the blue card base.

I cut several sections of tiny flowers and tiny leaves.  I formed the flowers using my small tipped stylus and molding pad and then attached both leaves and flowers to the tree branches using glossy accents. I tucked a few sprigs of tall grass and hollyhocks into the scene and attached with glossy accents.  Next, I attached the  Photo Lady to the scene using a double layer of mounting tape to make her stand out in front of the frame.  I attached the birds in the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.  I finished by hand drawing a few tiny tree pictures using Memento markers, hand cut them out and attached them to the scene using glue dots.

Making a die cut outdoor scene on a card front is fun and easy.

I guess you know by now how much I love making scenery cards.  I especially love putting the Photo Lady front and center.  I appreciate you coming by and I hope I have inspired you to pull out your toys and make a die cut outdoor scene of your own.

 
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies, Garden…
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Ranger Distress Reinker, Worn Lipstick
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Memento Marker, Toffee Crunch
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Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Pale Gold
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Die Cut Bird Houses and Video Tutorial

Spring is in the air and I love creating colorful scene cards with die cut bird houses.   I have a little secret.  I didn’t use a birdhouse die set to create my colorful bird houses.  And, I have a surprise.  I have a short video at the end of my post showing how simple it is to make the houses using nesting rectangle and square sets along with a decorative frame die.  This is the first video I have shared on my blog since I did my three Ribbon Tying tutorials in 2008.   I have lots of project ideas to share with you in the future and I’m sure my video technology skills will improve with practice.  LOL!

The three houses were made using Rubbernecker 5003D Nested Rectangle Die Set, 5001D Nested Square Die Set, 5028D Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Set and 5131D Square Combo #1 OPC Die Set.  The scenery was made using 5126D Tree Panel #1 Die, 5142-05D Birds Die, 5114D Mini Flower Stack, 5118D Leaf Group Die and 5030D Nested Oval Scallop Die Set.

Die cut bird houses.

Assembling the Framed Scene

I created my scene on a 6″ x 6″ card base so I could show off my three spring colored bird houses.  I used a Grand Calibur Square die to cut the 6″ x 6″ square.  I’m sorry I couldn’t find a set anywhere to link for you.  All the images and foliage were cut using retired Stampin’ Up! cardstock from the Soft Subtles color family.  I created a soft blue sky background on the card base using a cloud template, ink blending tool and Tumbled Glass ink. The frame and scalloped ground sections were attached together using double stick tape and then I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame.  I cut two tree panel sections and cut each of them apart right down the middle.  I attached both halves of the first panel to the back of the mounting tape on the frame and then attached one trimmed section of the second tree panel to the center back of the frame. I applied double stick tape around the whole frame and attached it to the card base.

Die cut bird houses are fun to make.

Assembling the Die Cut Bird Houses and Scene

I assembled the bird houses and attached a matching piece of cardstock to the backs of each so the scenery wouldn’t show through the circle openings.  I wanted to decorate the holes on each birdhouse so I punched out circles on a piece of white cardstock and trimmed around each of them with my deckle scissors to create a decorative frame and attached them with glossy accents. Each assembled birdhouse was attached to a wood grain post and then attached to the card base using mounting tape.  The foliage sections were tucked in behind the grass and around the bird houses using glossy accents.  The tiny flowers were formed using my stylus and molding pad and I added both the birds and tiny flowers to the scene for the finishing touch.

Die cut bird houses are easy and fun to make.

I made this short video to show how I made the bird houses and also to encourage you to look at the products you have in your supply stash with new eyes.  You never know what you may come up with.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have been inspired to make your own die cut bird houses into a project and/or  anything else you may come up with after taking stock of your supplies.

 

 
Square Combo #1 OPC Die 5131D
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Nested Square Die Cut Set 5001D
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Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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Nested Rectangle Die Cut Set 5003D
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Nested Oval Scallop Die Cut 5030D
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Tree Panel #1 Die 5126D
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Birds Die 5142-05D
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Mini Flower Stack Die 5114D
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Kittie Kraft basics #1
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Tumbled Glass
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Essentials by Ellen, Woodgrain…
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Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Ink…
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Inky Antics Stencils, Cloud
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Fiskars – Hand Punch – One Fourth…
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Nuvo Crystal Drops – Gloss White (3734)
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
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Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
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Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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