Brayering Ink on Embossing Folders

I like to use the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders.  The result is a two toned embossed pattern that adds interest and dimension to the background layer of the card.  I love using pale colored ink for this technique and pairing it with flowers but it can work with any color and for any kind of project you want. For my card today I chose an elegant pattern to use with my framed floral arrangement. I used the Rubbernecker Mixed Flower Stack, Nested Scallop with Holes, Nested Rectangle, Leaf Group and Flower Buds. The embossing folder is a retired Lattice folder by Sizzix.

I love the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders, especially when using a folder with an elegant design pattern.

Brayering Ink on the Embossing Folder

  • Open the embossing folder and place it face down on your work table.
  • Apply ink to the brayer.
  • Brayer ink on the inside front of the folder.  Note:  I’ve included a couple pictures from my Belleek Inspired step by step tutorial.

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  • Insert white cardstock in the folder, close and run it through your die cutting machine.
  • Note:  If you apply ink to the inside back of the folder your raised pattern will be colored and the background will be white.  Either way is very pretty.

I love the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders, especially when using a folder with an elegant design.

The Frame and Card Base

  • Cut the Nested Scallop with Holes die using white cardstock.
  • Place the inner rectangle scalloped layer on the cutting platform.
  • Line up the the Nested Rectangle die in the center of the scalloped layer and run through the machine to create the frame opening.
  • Place the out frame section face down on your work table.
  • Insert the inner scalloped frame layer back inside the outer frame and attach the two sections together using double stick tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame.
  • Trim the embossed layer and attach it to the back of the frame.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame and embossed layer and attach it to the A2 sized card base.

Color and Shape the Flowers

  • Cut both the large flower and flower buds using white cardstock.
  • Apply the soft pink ink to the flowers using a mini applicator.
  • Form the large flower sections using a large round stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the flower sections together using mounting tape and glossy accents.  Note:  The two largest flower sections were attached with glossy accents.  The two smaller flower sections were attached using small pieces of mounting tape to create a bit of space between the sections.
  • The flower buds were formed using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.

I love the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders, especially when using a folder with an elegant pattern.

Arrange the Foliage and Flowers

  • Cut four sections of the leaf group using green cardstock.
  • Trim the ends off of three of the branches and attach them to the embossed layer using glossy accents.
  • Apply a good amount of glossy accents to the back of the large flower and attach it to the embossed layer.
  • Cu the fourth leaf section apart and tuck the smaller branch sections under the flower and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish the arrangement by attaching flower buds to the foliage using glossy accents.

I love the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders, especially when using a folder with an intricate design pattern.

Have you tried the brayering ink on embossing folders technique?  You can brayer ink on any embossing folder.  You can see lots of examples in my Belleek Inspired category (a name we gave this technique for a Splitcoaststampers challenge several years ago). Thank you for coming by and I hope you have an enjoyable Saturday. 

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
[ RBB ]
Nested Rectangle Die Cut Set 5003D
[ RBB ]
5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
[ RBB ]
Leaf Group die 5118D
[ RBB ]
Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
[ RBB ]
 

Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Spun Sugar, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Speedball Art Products – Pop-In Soft…
[ SBC ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Snow, KaiserCraft Pearls
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
 

Clean and Simple Card with Cats

A clean and simple card with a fairly simple pattern or image can be the perfect background for almost any subject or occasion. When I saw this background, Wrapped String, I instantly thought of Cats playing with a ball of string or yarn.  The simple pattern creates interest while allowing the cats and sentiment to be front and center.  I used the Inside Scallop Nested for the background layer and the sentiment is from the Kittie Says Phrases #1

A clean and simple card with a fairly simple pattern or image can be the perfect background for almost any subject or occasion.

The Clean and Simple Layer

  • Cut the Inside Scallop Layer using white cardstock.
  • Secure white layer and Wrapped String background stamp in the MISTI.
  • Apply Nocturne ink to the stamp and stamp the image.
  • Sprinkle super fine clear embossing powder on the stamped layer and heat emboss.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the stamped layer and attach it to the A2 sized card base.

A clean and simple card with a fairly simple pattern or image can be the perfect background for any occasion.

The Sentiment and Cats

  • Cut black and white strips of cardstock.
  • Use the Inside Scallop die to cut the black and white strips to create matching decorative borders to line up over the background layer.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Nocturne ink, sprinkle with super fine clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Attach the black and white layers together using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to stamped layer.
  • Cut the cats using black cardstock.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of each cat and attach them to the sentiment layer and card base.

A clean and simple card with a fairly simple pattern or image can be the perfect background for any subject..

This clean and simple card with the “Just Because” would be perfect to send to your cat lover friend.  Recently I have been having lots of fun using background images to add another element of interest to my cards.  Check out my Black and White Background Card to see another example of a clean and simple card layout with a fun background image.  You can find so much clean and simple card inspiration over on Pinterest. I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great upcoming weekend.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for my card.

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
[ RBB ]
Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
[ RBB ]
1332 Wrapped String
[ RBB ]
3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
[ RBB ]
 

Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
 

A clean and simple card is easy to make.

 

Black and White Background Card

My project today is a card with a black and white background and brightly colored images and sentiment.  For this card I used a Vertical Stripe background stamp by Rubbernecker to create this bold and crisp card base and paired it with the Mixed Flower Stack, Nested Tag Stitch, Large Ivy and a sentiment from the Spring Meadows set.  I have gotten tired of paying for designer paper pads that end up having a only a few patterns in the pack that I love.  I decided that my money would be better spent purchasing background stamps that can be used over and over for my cards. 

Brightly colored images look so pretty against a black and white background. Rubbernecker has a great collection of background stamps to use in cardmaking.

The Black and White Striped Background

  • Secure a piece of white cardstock and the stamp in the MISTI.
  • Stamp the background using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.
  • Apply clear embossing powder on the stamped layer and heat emboss.
  • Trim the background layer to 5.25″ x 4.00″.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape and attach it to the A2 sized card base.

The Tag and Sentiment

  • Secure the white cardstock and sentiment stamps in the MISTI.
  • Apply Nocturne ink to the stamps.
  • Stamp the sentiment, apply clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Place the sentiment layer on the cutting platform, line up the tag die and cut.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the tag and attach it to the striped background.

Brightly colored images look so pretty against a black and white background. Rubbernecker has a big collection of background stamps to use in cardmaking.

The Flower

  • Cut the flower sections using white cardstock.
  • Apply Crimson ink to the flower sections using a mini applicator.
  • Place the flower sections face down on a molding pad and form the petals using a large round stylus.
  • Turn the flower sections face up and push down in the center with a small tipped stylus.
  • Attach the two flower sections together using glossy accents.
  • Place a black pre made Nuvo Crystal Drop in the center of the flower and attach with glossy accents.
  • Note:  I keep a small piece of craft sheet filled with different colors of Nuvo Crystal Drops to use for my flower centers and it save lots of money compared to the cost of packaged pearls. 

The Ivy

  • Cut the ivy sections using light green cardstock.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply the darker Grass ink to the branches.
  • Allow some of the light green of the cardstock to show through for a variegated look.
  • Place the ivy face up on the molding pad and and form the leaves using the leaf tool.

Complete the Card

  • Attach the ivy sections to the top corner of the tag using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the flower to the corner of the tag.

Brightly colored images look so pretty against a black and white background. Rubbernecker has a huge collection of background stamps to use in cardmaking.

I really love how this striped black and white background and white tag allows the red flower and green ivy to pop.  Check out my Random Pattern Background card to see another example of a pretty black and white background.  You can finds of lots more black and white card inspiration on Pinterest. Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for my card.

 
Vertical Stripe – 686
[ RBB ]
Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
[ RBB ]
5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
[ RBB ]
5162-02D Large Ivy
[ RBB ]
3301 Spring Meadows
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #4
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #11
[ RBB ]
 

Here are the tools and supplied used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Juicy…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Black Ebony…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
 

Handmade Cards with Flowers for Mother’s Day

Handmade cards with flowers are so popular for Mother’s Day.  My mother was a florist and I learned floral design working with her in the flower shop. I know she would have loved seeing this colorful flower card and how I use floral design in my card making.  Mother has been gone for more than twenty years but she will be in my heart forever. 

For this card I used Rubbernecker’s Rectangle Combo #3, Circle Lattice, Organic Shapable Posy, Mixed Flower Stack, Mixable Flower Stack 5106, Mixable Flower Stack 5107, Mixable Flower Stack 5109, Organic Shapable Daisy (foliage) and Large Ivy.

Handmade cards with flowers are so popular for Mother's Day. Come see how I arranged this colorful mixed flower arrangement.

Card Base and Framed Lattice

  • Cut an A2 sized card base, rectangle frame and a rectangle layer using white cardstock. 
  • Line up the Circle Lattice die over the white rectangle on the cutting platform and run through the machine.
  • Move the Circle Lattice die down on the rectangle and line up with the first cut and run through a second time.
  • Repeat the above process a third time to fill in the whole rectangle with the lattice design cut.
  • Apply 1/8″ double stick tape tall the way around the back of the frame.
  • Trim the lattice layer and attach it to the back of the frame.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach to the card base.

The Handmade Flowers and Foliage

  • Cut the flowers using bright pink, purple. yellow and pink cardstock.
  • Form the flowers using a stylus and molding pad. 
  • Attach the flowers together using glossy accents.  Make sure to offset each layer for a more natural looking flower.
  • Attach large white pearls to the flower centers using glossy accents.
  • Check out my paper flower shaping videos on my tutorial page if you would like to see how I shaped my flowers.
  • Cut ivy and foliage sections from the Organic Shapable Daisy using green cardstock.
  • Cut three sections of the flower buds using bright pink cardstock.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the flower buds to the foliage stems.

Handmade cards with flowers are so popular for Mother's Day. Come over to see how I arranged this colorful mixed flower arrangement.

The Flower Arrangement

  • Attach the large foliage sections to the card base using glossy accents.  Note: I used five sections of the large foliage to create the base for the arrangement.
  • Attach the flowers to the card base using mounting tape. Note:  I used mounting tape  to pop the flowers up to be more even with the frame.
  • Tuck ivy sections under the flowers to fill in and soften the flower arrangement. 
  • Finish the arrangement by tucking the bright pink flower buds into the foliage and attach using glossy accents.

 Handmade cards with flowers are so popular for Mother's Day. Click on the picture to see how I arranged this colorful mixed flower arrangement.

Do you like making handmade cards with flowers?  I sure do and I have made so many over the years that I have lost track.  Some of my favorites recently are A Die Cut Rose Card, Best Wishes Card and How to Make a Hydrangea card.  For more handmade flower card inspiration check out this Pinterest link.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have inspired to get your flower dies out to make a flower card of your own.

 

Here are the dies I used for this project.

 
5218D Rectangle Combo OPC #3 Die Cut
[ RBB ]
Circle Lattice Die Cut 5026D
[ RBB ]
5301-02D Organic Shapable Posy Die
[ RBB ]
5301-05D Organic Shapable Daisy Die
[ RBB ]
5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
[ RBB ]
Mixable Flower Stack Die 5106D
[ RBB ]
Mixable Flower Stack Die 5107D
[ RBB ]
Mixable Flower Stack Die 5109D
[ RBB ]
5162-02D Large Ivy
[ RBB ]
 

Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Candy…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Gummy…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill COTTON CANDY Card Shoppe…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Snow, KaiserCraft Pearls
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
[ AMZUS ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Fiskars Paper Crimper, Straight
[ ELH ]
 

Masculine Card with Deer and Birch Trees

It is not always easy to come up with ideas  for a masculine card.  I usually turn to some kind of nature theme scene with animals and trees.  Deer are my favorite to use.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Birch Forest, Deer Family, Birds, Spring Leaves, Grass, Grass #2, Flower Buds and Flower Stems.

Coming up with ideas for a masculine card is not always easy. Come see how I made this deer and birch card using dies by Rubbernecker.

The Card Base and Blue Background

  • Cut an A2 sized white card base. 
  • Use white cardstock to cut a scene base to fit behind the tree panel.
  • Apply a blue sky background using a blender brush and Tumbled Glass ink.
  • Cut the blue sky background layer to fit behind the Birch Forest Panel.
  • Attach the blue background layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.

The Birch, Leaves and Grass Layers

  • Cut the birch tree panel using white cardstock.
  • Cut the leaves and three grass layers using green cardstock.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply touches of Pumice Stone ink to the notches on the birch trees.
  • Attach the tiny small leaves to the birch tree branches using glossy accents.
  • Use ATG adhesive to attach one grass layer to the blue background.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the birch frame and attach it to the blue scene layer.
  • Attach one grass layer flat to the front of the birch trees using ATG adhesive. 
  • Use a strip of mounting tape to attach the second grass layer to the front of the scene.
  • Cut two Grass #2 sections and tuck the sprigs in behind the grass layers and attach using glossy accents.

Coming up with ideas for a masculine card is not always easy. Click on the card to see how I made this deer and birch card using dies by Rubbernecker.

Color the Deer

  • Cut the deer using white cardstock.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply a light layer of Antique Linen ink over the deer body.
  • Apply darker shades of brown using a mini applicator and Vintage Photo ink.
  • Check out my Coloring Animals tutorial to see step by step photos of how I applied color to the deer.

Complete the Masculine Card

  • Cut the birds and flower buds using red cardstock and the flower stems using green cardstock.
  • Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the flower stems using glossy accents.
  • Color the beaks of the birds using a black marker.
  • Attach a double layer of mounting tape to the back of the deer, tuck it in behind the grass layer and attach to the card base.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the two birds and attach to the tree trunks.
  • Finish by tucking the flower stems and a few extra grass sprigs in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents.
  • Note:  The red birds and flowers add small touches of color and interest to scene without taking away from the masculine theme.

 

Coming up with ideas for a masculine card is not always easy. Click on the picture to see how I made this deer and birch card using dies by Rubbernecker.

I have no idea how often I have made a masculine card with a deer and tree theme.  Check out my Birch Tree and Deer Scene to see the same dies used for a winter themed card and my Woodland Deer Scene using a mother and baby deer.  Pinterest has tons of masculine card ideas for inspiration.  I appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have a good Sunday. 

Here are the dies used for my project.

 
Birch Forest Die Cut 5167-01D
[ RBB ]
Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
[ RBB ]
Birds Die 5142-05D
[ RBB ]
Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
[ RBB ]
5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
[ RBB ]
Flower Stems Die 5147-05D
[ RBB ]
Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
[ RBB ]
5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
[ RBB ]
 

Here are the tools and supplies

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
[ AMZUS ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Create a Scene with Die Cuts

Today my project is a cheerful spring card and is a perfect example of how to create a scene with die cuts.  My main goal when using die cuts on a card is to create dimension, balance and interest.  It is important to create balance within the scene so there is something of interest from top to bottom. 

Take a look at my card and you see the chair, grass, flowers and cat on the bottom.  The tree, cat on the branch and sun creates equal balance to offset how heavy the image base is on the bottom portion of the scene.  The balance from top to bottom is far more pleasing to the eye.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve created a scene that didn’t look quite right to my eye and was then easily fixed by adding an additional element- a flying bird in the sky area- an animal playing in the grass- sun and clouds in the sky.

For this project I used the Rubbernecker Inside Scallop Nested Dies, Winter Tree, Spring Leaves, Beach Chairs, Grass, Grass #2, Berries Branches, Small Flowers #1, Cats and Mixable Flower Stack 5107.

Click through to come over and see how fun and easy it is to create a scene with die cuts on a card front with lots of dimension.

The Card and Scene Base

  • Cut the rectangle and card base using white cardstock.
  • Apply masking tape around the outer edge of the rectangle layer to create a frame.
  • Use a blender brush to apply Tumbled Glass ink to create a pretty blue sky background.
  • Remove the masking tape and attach the rectangle to the card base using strips of mounting tape.
  • Cut two grass strips about 1.25″ high using green cardstock.
  • Line up the rectangle die on the bottom of each grass strip and run through the machine.  This step allows the bottom and sides of the grass strips to perfectly match the scene base.
  • Attach the back layer of grass to the card base using ATG adhesive and the front layer using strips of mounting tape.

The Tree

  • Use Kraft cardstock to cut the tree and green cardstock to cut three sections of the leaves.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the tree using the direct to paper technique.  Note:  Push down lightly on the tree with the ink pad and swipe over it to apply the ink. 
  • Place the leaves face up on the mold pad and form them by push down in the middle of the leaf using the leaf tool. Note:  The leaf tool has a curled metal tip that can be used to create score lines or to form leaves. 
  • Use reverse tweezers to pick up the leaves and attach them to the tree branches using glossy accents.
  •  You can find leaf tool and reverse tweezers wonderful tool in the Paper Sculpting Kit by Sizzix

Click on the photo to come over and see how fun and easy it is to create a scene with die cuts on a card front with lots of dimension.

The Flower Branches

  • Cut two of the berry branches using green cardstock.
  • Use pink, purple and yellow cardstock to cut the small flowers.
  • Place the flowers face up on the molding pad and push down in the flower centers using a small tipped stylus.
  • Attach the flowers to the berry branches using glossy accents.

The Chair, Cats and Sun

  • Cut the beach chair and cats using white cardstock.
  • Use the largest flower in the Mixable Flower Stack and yellow cardstock to cut out the sun.
  • Color the cats using a black Copic marker. Note: I like to use black and white cats because they usually stand out far better against dark colors like the grass and leaves.

Assemble The Scene

  • Tuck the tree trunk in behind the grass layers and attach to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape and a few rolled up glue dots behind a few key leaf sections.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the chair, tuck it in behind the grass section and attach to the tree and card base.
  • Trim off the bottom section of each of the flower branches, tuck them in behind the grass and attach them to the card base using glossy accents.
  • Cut a couple Grass #2 sections and tuck them in behind the grass around the chair and flower branches to soften the grass border.
  • Apply a large piece of mounting tape to the back of the sun and attach it to the top corner of the card base.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the cats and attach them in the scene.
  • Notice how the position of the cats draw the eye up from the bottom cat in the grass to the middle cat climbing up from the chair and on up to the cat in the tree.  I also used the “rule of odds” which suggests that an odd number of subjects in an image is more interesting than an even number.

 

Click on the picture to come over and see how fun and easy it is to create a scene with die cuts on a card front with lots of dimension.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what my thought processes are when I create a scene with die cuts. Take a look at my Farm Scene and Dog Greeting Card to see good examples of how I balanced the scenes from top to bottom.  You can check out my Scene Category  to find several hundred scene card examples.  And you can find lots more die cut scene card inspiration on Pinterest. Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.  Please stay home to stay safe and sound.

Here are the dies used for this project.

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
[ RBB ]
Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
[ RBB ]
5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
[ RBB ]
5159D beach chairs
[ RBB ]
5210-04D Small Flowers #1
[ RBB ]
5162-01D berries
[ RBB ]
Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
[ RBB ]
5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
[ RBB ]
Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
[ RBB ]
Mixable Flower Stack Die 5107D
[ RBB ]
 

Here are the tools and supplies used for this project.

 
Lawn Fawn – 8.5 x 11 Cardstock -…
[ SBC ]
Bazzill COTTON CANDY Card Shoppe…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
Amazon.com: McGill Paper Blossoms…
[ AMZUS ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
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How to create a scene with die cuts.