Good Saturday morning. I am sharing a festive Christmas gate and arbor scene today made using Rubbernecker’s Gate and Arbor paired with the Deckle Hills, Tiny Leaves and Small Birds. I posted a spring Gate and Arbor Scene a few weeks ago made with pretty pink flowers and butterflies along with a couple of cats playing in the scene. I think I will have to work on creating a summer and fall scene with the set to cover all four seasons.
The Scene Base
- Cut the red and blue layers and attach them together using ATG adhesive.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the layers and attach to the card base.
The Gate and Arbor
- Cut the arbor and two gate sections using white cardstock.
- Cut the hinges and handle using black cardstock.
- Apply glossy accents to the side tabs on the gate and attach to the arbor.
- Attach the hinges and handle to the gate using glossy accents.
- Cut the second gate section in half, trim to fit on both sides of the arbor and attach them using glossy accents.
The Holly Bough
- Cut two sections of the larger leaves and two sections of the smaller leaves using green cardstock.
- Form the leaves by placing them face up on the molding pad and push down in the center of each using the leaf tool from the Garden Tool Kit.
- Create the holly bough on the top of the arbor by attaching the leaves using glossy accents.
- Start in the center of the arbor and attach the leaves evenly across the top going in both directions using a center, left, right pattern.
- Tie a red multi loop bow and attach in the center of the bough using glue dots. I buy this ribbon at Michaels for .99 cents a roll.
- Punch out several 1/8″ circles using red cardstock, apply glossy accents and attach them in the holly bough.
- Cut out a small circle about 3/4″ using green cardstock.
- Cut out the center of the circle to create the wreath base. The picture below is from my wreath tutorial but I thought it would be helpful for you to see it.
- Apply a drop of glossy accents to one end of the cut circle and attach it to the other side to create the wreath base.
- Attach the leaves to the wreath base in a center, left, right pattern and work your way all the way around.
- When you get all the way around you will need to lift up the leaves and tuck in the last few to complete the wreath.
- Punch out several 1/16″ circles using red cardstock (I know…..they are tiny but they are the perfect size) and attach them to the wreath using glossy accents.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the wreath and attach it to the gate.
Complete the Christmas Gate and Arbor Scene
- Cut two Deckle Hill layers and trim to the size of the red and blue layer.
- Attach one layer to the base using double stick tape.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the gate and arbor sections and attach to the base.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the second deckle layer and attach it to the front of the gate and arbor.
- Attach leaves to the fence sections using glossy accents and tiny red bows using glue dots.
- Attach several red birds using small pieces of mounting tape to finish the scene.
This Christmas gate and arbor scene was so much fun to make. I hope you have been inspired to get out some of your outdoor dies that would normally be used to spring and summer and create a winter/holiday themed card with them. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Saturday.