The Botanical Frame is not new to Memory Box but I just recently purchased it. It came with the different die sections connected with the wires so I pulled out my wire cutters, cut them apart and quickly and easily filed off all the rough edges with my Dremel. If you would like to know more about the Dremel you can check out my “Tool Focus” post from a few weeks ago.
The thing I really love about this set is that there is an individual flower die that matches the flowers on the frame.
I cut the frame several flowers and formed them with my stylus and molding pad. I attached the individual flowers to the frame with glossy accents and added a few tiny flowers to soften the design.
I applied glossy accents to the back of the flowers and attached the frame to the background layer. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to use a sentiment to the center or another flower but the flower and foliage won.
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I punched out the Deco Shell layer and attached it to the pink layer with mounting tape. I attached the pink layer to the card base with mounting tape to add one more level of dimension and interest to the card layout.
The corner die is really beautiful and delicate and would be very pretty used by itself but I just couldn’t resist filling in the open petal flowers with the delicate pink flowers. I've shown the die below so you can see the open design.
I cut the corner die twice and several pairs of the flowers and formed them with my stylus and molding pad. I assembled the flowers using glossy accents and then attached them to the corner die with glossy accents. I added all the tiny flowers to the flower centers and around the foliage areas of the die.
I attached small squares of mounting tape to the back of the six large flowers and attached both of the sections to the card base. I didn’t need to add any adhesive or glue dots to the smaller sections of foliage as they stay perfectly in place. I think they look more natural being free. Here’s a closer view from the side to show the dimension of the project.
I didn’t notice until I started taking the pictures that the flowers are line up like soldiers in two straight lines albeit on an angle. LOL!
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This was a time consuming card to make since it was my first time working with this pop up die. Once I got that figured out I had to figure out how to create the background to fill in the opening left from the bench cut. I took a few shots to show my steps for the basic bench pop up layer and background layer.
I started with a 5.50” x 4.25” piece of cardstock and scored it down the middle. I placed it on my magnetic platform and placed the die face down lining up the notches on each side of the die with the score line.
I removed all the negative pieces from the cut, folded the bench on the score lines to create the pop up. Once I had completed that I gently folded the card shut to strengthen the scored sections.
I knew I wanted to sponge in a sky and grassy ground area to create a scene behind the bench. I folded a second piece of cardstock, used the opening of the bench layer as a template to mark the area that I needed to sponge color on for the background.
After I finished I used my new best friend, Post-It Removable Labeling Tape to mask off the bench to protect while I sponged in the sky and ground area. I used my Inkssentials ink blending tool to apply the ink to both areas and then repeated the application on the inside background layer. I added texture to the grass area with the mini fern stamp from my Outdoor Master. I didn’t bring the green grass all the way out to the end of the card base as I thought it was more interesting to stop it further back.
I turned the background layer over and created a simple matching scene on the front layer. I applied flowers, grass and butterflies to a fence with a welcoming open gate to invite you in to the inside scene.
I applied leaves and flowers to the tree with glossy accents and attached it to the back of the card using mounting tape and rolled up glue dots. I cut grass sections and applied to the back wall of the card. I used the small grass die that came in the bench set to create the grass in front of the bench. I added sprigs of foliage and flowers to the grassy background and at the foot of the bench legs.
I added several pink butterflies to soften the scene and arranged a tiny floral bouquet to place on the bench for the finishing touch. I didn’t have matching ribbon thin enough to use for the tie so I cut a thin strip of the pink cardstock, ran it through my fingers a few times to soften the paper and tied the tiny knot. I love that little bouquet.
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I love the beautiful frame the two larger dies in the set allowed me to create. I got a little carried away with foliage and covered up a little too much of the decorative cuts. I attached the frame on the card base with mounting tape.
Good Wednesday morning. I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my step by step build a home scene tutorial.
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