Die Cut Pine Tree Snow Scene

Good Wednesday morning.  I have a pretty die cut pine tree snow scene to share with you today using the new Rubbernecker Tree in Oval and Pine Tree Forest paired with a bunny from the Bunnies set and Small Birds. I love making winter snow scenes and I thought the large tree with the smaller trees off in the distance were perfect together.  I couldn’t resist adding touches of color with the red birds and adding the bunny gazing up at the star on top of the tree.

Come see how I made this die cut pine tree snow scene.

The Tree in Oval Frame

  • Cut the tree in oval and two sets of the pine tree forest.
  • Hand cut two snow layers to fit behind the oval frame.
  • Apply double stick tape to the lower half of the frame and attach the first snow layer.
  • Attach double stick tape to the back of the first snow layer and attach the second layer.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape all the way around the back of the oval frame, to the back of the trees and across the back of the second snow layer.
  • Attach the pine tree forest to the back of the snow layer and then attach the whole framed scene to the blue card base.
  • Trim three trees off the second pine tree layer and tuck in behind the front snow layer and attach with mounting tape.

Come see how I made this pretty die cut pine tree snow scene

The Snow

  • Use a tiny tipped damp brush and white gesso to create the falling snow.
  • Dip the brush tip in the gesso and apply tiny dots to the sky area and trees in a random pattern.

The Bunny

  • Cut the bunny using white cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to over the whole bunny using a mini applicator to create a base coat of color.
  • Apply Vintage Photo to the ears and back portion of the body using a mini applicator.
  • Tip: I dab the mini applicator on to scrap paper before applying dark ink like Vintage Photo.  Removing some of the ink allows for better shading and blending on the animal.
  • Cut a couple leaves off a stem and attach to the neck of the bunny with glossy accents.
  • Punch three 1/16″ circles and attach to the leaves with glossy accents.
  • Attach the bunny in the scene using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Apply red Stickles to the berries.

The Birds and Star

  • Cut the birds using red cardstock.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them in the scene.
  • Cut the star using gold metallic cardstock and attach to the tree top using glossy accents.

Come see how I made this pretty die cut pine tree snow scene card.

Have you checked out the the new Rubbernecker October release?  There are lots of wonderful new dies.  And guess what!  There are more to come.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my die cut pine tree snow scene project today.  I had so much fun making it.  Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a good day. 

 

 

 
5165D Tree in Oval
[ RBB ]
5164D Pine Tree Forest
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Bunnies Die 5142-01D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
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Stars Die 5127D
[ RBB ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Icy…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Specialty Paper, Metallic…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
[ ELH ]
PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
[ ELH ]
Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media -…
[ SBC ]
Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
Fiskars Hand Punch Circle 1/16 in.
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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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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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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″)
[ ELH ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SZZ | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]
 

Snowy Tree Scene Card

Good Wednesday morning.  I have a clean and simple snowy tree scene card to share with you today using the new Impression Obsession Wintery Day scene stamp.  I added a bit of dimension to the scene by framing it using the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2 and embellishing it with a Small Poinsettia, Pine Pair and Cardinals.

Come see how I made this snowy tree scene card embellished with a poinsettia and pine branches.

The Snowy Tree Scene and Frame

I secured the Wintery Day stamp and cardstock in place in my MISTI, applied Peeled Paint ink to the image and stamped.  The first image was a little light so I applied more ink and stamped it a second time.  Using a MISTI for this type of stamping is such a help.  I applied mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.

Come see how I made this clean and simple snowy tree scene card embellished with a poinsettia and pine branches.

Embellishing the Snowy Tree Scene Card

I felt like the right top corner of the scene looked too blank and wanted to add something of interest to the corner.  It was a perfect place for a small stamped sentiment but I decided to use a poinsettia and pine to add dimension.  I cut one full section of the poinsettia in red and then cut the largest flower in green.  I formed the petals using my stylus and molding pad and then attached the layers together using glossy accents.  I applied the large green poinsettia to the bottom of the flower to appear as a green foliage base.

I cut three sections of pine, trimmed them to shorten and attached them to the corner of the frame using glossy accents to create a base for the poinsettia.  Next, I applied glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attached it to the pine.  I formed 3 1/8″ punched circles with my smallest tipped stylus and molding pad and attached them in the center of the poinsettia using glossy accents.

I thought the scene needed another touch of red so I attached the two flying cardinals using small pieces of mounting tape for the finishing touch.

Come see how I made this simple snowy tree scene card embellished with a poinsettia and pine branches.

Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my snowy tree scene card using the new Wintery Day stamp. 

 

 
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
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Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
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Sm. Poinsettia Set
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Pine Pair
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Cardinals
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Old Olive Cardstock 8.50″ x 11″
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Peeled Paint
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH ]
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
[ ELH ]
1/8″ Circle Punch (3870)
[ MFT ]
Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
[ ELH ]
Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
[ ELH ]
Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SZZ | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]
 

Ten Year Blog Anniversary Celebration and Blog Candy

Good Thursday morning.  Today I am celebrating a “Ten Year Blog Anniversary” milestone.  My Very First Blog Post ever was published ten  years ago on November 9 2007.  It is amazing to look back on my original post and to browse through the years to see all the twists and turns my paper crafting style has taken.  This will be my 2206th post and I am honored to have had 7,406,868 page views to date.  I thought it would be fun to celebrate my anniversary by giving a blog candy gift for each year as a thank you to you for following my blog.  You can see more details about the blog candy below.

KC Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees 1 right

I love making snowy winter scenes for holiday cards. Today’s project was made using the Impression Obsession Fir Tree, Small Fir Tree, Evergreen Trees and Sun and Moon. The frame was using the My Favorite Things Pierced Square Frames.  I secured the stamps and cardstock in my MISTI and stamped using Peeled Paint ink.  I stamped three trees on the card base and then stamped several random trees.  I placed my dies over the stamped random trees and die cut them.  I wanted the die cut trees to have the same pattern as the background trees.  In the end it didn’t matter much because I covered them so much with white embossing paste and glitter.

KC Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees 1 center

Once the background trees were stamped I heat set them and then applied Tumbled Glass ink to the sky area using an ink blending tool.  I applied white embossing paste to the stamped and die cut trees by lightly tapping it on with my finger and then sprinkled with the clear glitter.  I also applied the paste to the ground area on the tree background and sprinkled with glitter. 

I attached the tree background to the back of the frame using thin strips of mounting tape.  I attached the green layer behind the framed scene with ATG adhesive and then attached to the white card base using ATG adhesive.  I secured the die cut trees in place using strips of mounting tape.  I used a tiny tipped brush to apply white dots of white paint to the sky area to create falling snow and then finished by adding one star in the sky.  This is really so much prettier in person than it shows in the photos.  That seems to happen so often. 

KC Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees 1 left

Here a the projects from my first post.

KC Lovely as a Tree 24

Stampin” Up! Lovely as a Tree.   Lovely as a Tree is one of my favorite SU sets and I will never let it go.

KC Punch Pals

Stampin’ Up! Punch Pals

All you need to do to qualify for one of my ten blog candy gifts is leave a comment telling me how your paper crafting style has changed over time.  You will have until Tuesday, Nov 14th at 5:00  pm to comment and the winners will be announced on my Wednesday blog post. Here are photos of the ten gifts.  Some are brand new and some have been gently used.  The winners will be selected  by Random.org and the gifts will be awarded in the same order.  Good luck!

Art Impressions Trifolds 

Chameleon

Elizabeth Assorted Dies

Memory Box Frames

Memory Box Loose Dies

MFT Assorted Dies

MFT Stencils

Spellbinders 1

Spellbinders 2

Tonic Assorted Dies

Thank you so much for coming by and for ten years of following my blog.  I appreciate it more than you know.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Fall Pumpkins

Good Sunday morning.  I have another fun fall project to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set, Tree Frame, Large Fence, Squirrel Set, Oak Leaves and Rake, Leaves and Stems and Small Grass Border.  I thought I would share a few step by step photos of how I colored the pumpkins and the leaves.

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 5 right

I start by die cutting the pumpkins using orange cardstock and apply Spiced Marmalade ink using a mini applicator.

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Next I lightly apply Vintage Photo around the edges of the pumpkin to add depth of color.

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This final picture doesn’t show that I apply a darker layer of brown ink on the stem of the pumpkin.

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I color the tiny leaves with three colors. I apply Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick on each leaf.  I don’t apply the colors on the exact same spot for each leaf but move it around so the leaves don’t all look exactly alike.

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After all three colors are applied I finish each leaf by lightly swiping the mini applicator with Spiced Marmalade ink over the entire leaf.  I do not add more ink to the applicator because I’m not trying to color over the three colors.  This step just blends all three colors together for a more natural looking leaf.  There is only a little space for each color on the leaves but changing up where each color is applied makes a difference in the completed project. This may seem like a tedious job but it goes really fast.

I started the tree by cutting the Tree Frame out using white cardstock.  I misted the whole image quite heavily with water and then swiped my Vintage Photo ink pad directly over the cardstock to apply color.  Once I was happy with the color I heat dried with my heat gun.  Next I cut the frame and a couple larger branches off of the tree.  I cut the branches apart and began rearranging them to create a full tree and attached with glossy accents.  I didn’t think to take pictures of how I did this because I wasn’t even sure it would work but I really like how it turned out.  Once the tree was complete I attached leaves over the branches with glossy accents.  The leaves covered up the spots where the branches were attached so you would never guess the tree had been modified. After the leaves were all attached I gently bent them with my fingers so they would look more natural and not so flat.

The squirrels were colored using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo and mini applicators.

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 5 center

Once all the parts of the scene were finished I began assembling the scene.  The fence was attached to the card base section with thin strips of mounting tape.  Next the grass border was attached to the bottom of the fence with thin strips of mounting tape.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape and rolled glue dots to the back of the tree and then attached it to the card base.  I attached foliage from the Leaves and Stems set to the pumpkins using glossy accents and then tucked them in behind the grass border and attached with mounting tape. I added a few additional stems of foliage around the pumpkins and then attached the squirrels for the finishing touch. 

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 5 left

I really love how this turned out.  We don’t have a season with fall colors in Florida and it is something I have missed all forty years that I have lived here.  I hope you have found my step by step pictures helpful.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Watercolor Notecard and Envelope

Good Saturday morning.  It’s Watercolor Weekend at Ellen Hutson and featuring Sandy Allnock and some of her favorite things for watercoloring.  I decided to try my hand at painting a little tree scene using some of the Daniel Smith watercolors that I have collected.  First let me say without a doubt I am no Sandy Allnock.  I only wish I could watercolor like her.  I am not exactly thrilled with how my tree scene and pitiful matching envelope turned out but I  thought  I would blog it in hopes that it may give other’s the courage to try.  And since I am sharing my feeble attempt with you I hope none of you will let Sandy know how far off my tree is compared to the ones she is sharing in her video tutorial in the CLASSroom today.  Deal!!

KC Daniel Smith Watercolor 1 left

I signed up to take Sandy’s Exploring Watercolor class a while back and have all the lessons saved but haven’t been able to start them yet.  I think it’s about time that I do. I treated myself to a special Exploring Watercolor with Sandy Allnock Bundle being offered at Ellen Hutson.  It is a great savings compared to purchasing the items separately and you can get an additional 10% off this weekend.  If you have been thinking of trying to play with watercolors this is a great way to get started. 

Contents of the bundle:

  • DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors, Essentials 5ml Set of 6
  • Canson Arches French Bound Cold Press Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12
  • Black Velvet Watercolor Brushes, Short Round 8
  • Black Velvet Watercolor Brushes, Short Round 12
  • Black Velvet Watercolor Brushes, Short Wide Wash Blender 1 in

I used  the Daniel Smith Extra Fine Primatek Set of Six and a Fabriano note card that I have had in my stash for years.  I started by applying a light wash of water to the corner of the card where I wanted to paint my scene.  I painted the trunk of the tree first, allowed it to dry some and then applied the green to the ground area and tree top.  Next I painted in the green sprigs and tiny pink flowers.  I didn’t have the courage to watercolor a blue sky around the scene so I lightly sponged Tumbled Glass distress ink with an ink blending tool and then lightly brushed it with my brush.  I have a problem getting too heavy handed with my paints and get the images too dark. I hope with practice I can get over that.  I wish that a tiny bit of Sandy’s talent would come my way.

KC Daniel Smith Watercolor 1 right

Sandy Favorite

Thanks for coming and I hope you have a great weekend.

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