I’ve been wanting to make more scene cards, as I love the look, but I tend to lean towards the more clean and simple style. Scene cards combine so many techniques, blending, stamping, die cuts, etc. and really do require a bit of planning out beforehand. And in truth, this card started out with one plan and turned into something completely different – so yeah, still need work on the planning out part!
I was going to make a shaker card with this awesome new-to-me die from Hello Bluebird called Oak Tree Scene. I cut out all the pieces from different colours of cardstock and used some Distress Ink and Distress Oxides to shade the edges and give them a bit of dimensions. But when I started to make my shaker, the outer frame just wasn’t wide enough to build a solid base to build the shaker off of, even layering several frames together to get more height. So, instead, I pushed the dies right to the back of the frame and created a background. I had already ink blended a bit of a sky in the back, so I just glued my die cut pieces on top.
Now while this created an awesome scene, I had no idea what I was going to place on top as my focal point, as I’m still waiting for a bunch of critter stamps to arrive from a recent order. Apparently, when in doubt, I turn to one of my favourite stamps sets, Fall Frenchies from Simon Says Stamp.
I stamped and coloured in the cute little Frenchie with the apple barrel and then fussy cut him out to place on the card. But because of the way this stamp fades as the bottom, I needed to hide his feet a bit. That’s when I pulled out another tried and true favourite, the Sizzix Grass die. I use this one a lot when I attempt scene cards. A few extra little apples to sit on top of the grass and some pop up dots and this card really came together.
I stamped the sentiment from the Chillin’ Frenchies stamp set, also from Simon Says Stamp. In this time of quarantine, I thought it particularly appropriate.
Cardstock – Recollections, Bazzill, Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White and Strathmore Bristol
Dies – Hello Bluebird Oak Tree Scene, Sizzix Grass
Stamps – Simon Says Stamp Fall Frenchies and Chillin’ Frenchies
Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink/Oxide – Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers