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Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree and a Flower Garden

Good Sunday morning.  I have a fun spring scene card to share with you today made using the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait setting paired with the My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery, Elizabeth Craft Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 4.  I love the whimsical tree and flowers with the green gingham paper from the My Favorite Things Tiny Check Paper Pack.

KC Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait 1 right

I cut the tree frame once using Kraft cardstock and again using Bazzill Lollipop. I applied Vintage Photo ink to the tree using a mini applicator and and then lightly drug the ink pad directly over the tree to add some texture. I cut the tree section off of the pink frame and trimmed the Kraft frame on all four sides to neatly fit behind the pink frame.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the pink frame and attached the tree frame to the back of it. I cut two sets of leaves and two or three sets of tiny flowers and leaf sections from the Lilac set.  I formed the leaves and the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and then attached them to the tree limbs using glossy accents. I cut two sections of ground using the stitched borders instead of the grass section that came with the tree set because I wanted them to fit across the whole scene.  The section in the back was cut on an up hill angle to add interest and attached directly on the gingham card base using ATG adhesive.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and tree and attached it to the card base.  The front grass border was attached to the front of the frame with ATG adhesive.

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I cut several leaf stems from the Lilac set, formed them lightly with my stylus and molding pad and then attached the tiny flowers using glossy accents. I tucked the leaf stems and flowers in behind the grass sections attaching them with glossy accents. I cut a whole set of all the foliage in the Leafy Greenery set and tucked them in and around the flower stems. I added a few tiny butterflies from the Memory Box Butterfly Delights set to finish.  .

KC Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait 1 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” X 4.25”

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Christmas Tree Farm

Good Saturday afternoon.  I’m late getting started with my post today but I sure had lots of fun making this project.  This is my first chance playing with the new Essentials by Ellen Tree Farm Stamps and Tree Farm Die set. There are so many cute images to play with in this set.  I finally decided on a scene with the trees and trailer. If I had this to do over again I wouldn’t add the flower soft snow as I think it took away from the trees. But once it’s on it’s on.  LOL!

KC Essentials by Ellen Tree Farm 1 right

I stamped the trees several times and colored using my water brush and reinkers and cut out.  The trailer was stamped on grey cardstock, cut out and then I applied Rusty Hinge ink with a mini applicator to give an old rusted out appearance. I cut tiny branches off fir sprigs to create a little wreath for the door and attached the pieces with glossy accents.  I added a few sprigs to the sign and added red punched circles.  The lights were colored using a red marker and then I applied red stickles for some sparkle.

KC Essentials by Ellen Tree Farm 1 center

I cut two layers of ground snow using my deckle scissors and attached to the card base.  I tucked the back trees in behind the snow layer and attached with mounting tape.  The trailer was tucked in behind the front ground snow and attached with glossy accents.  The front trees were attached at the top with mounting tape and the bases of the tree were attached with glue dots. I used a small brush and white gesso to add falling snow in the sky area. I used the glitter glue to attached the flower soft to the tree tops and trailer roof.

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Sparkly Nature Christmas Scene and Cyber Monday Sales Alert

Good Monday morning. I had such a nice holiday weekend.  I sure hope you did as well.  I had fun playing with some of my new dies from Impression Obsession that I’ll share with you this week.  My project today was made using the new Split Tree die to be the main focal point of my sparkly winter scene.  I filled my scene with a singe deer from the Deer Pair, Bunnies from the Rabbit Set, Cardinals and lots of sparkly Fir Sprigs.

KC Impression Obsession Split Tree 1 left

I placed the two tree sections together when I ran through my Big Shot Express  to create a full tree.  They can also be used separately on the edge of a card like a gatefold card.  I applied Cosmic glitter glue to the branches and sprinkled clear glitter and set aside to dry.  I cut the frame using Nesting Squares and applied double stick tape to the lower back to attach my hand cut ground snow sections.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape on the back of the frame and attached to the card base. I cut one additional ground snow section and attached to the front of the frame.  I applied glitter glue to the ground sections, sprinkled with clear glitter and allowed to dry.  I cut several pieces of fir sprigs, applied glitter glue and glitter and set aside to dry.

KC Impression Obsession Split Tree 1 center

I cut green fir sprigs and punched 1/8” red circles to use on the necks of the animals. I cut off tiny portions of the fir sprigs and attached to the necks with glossy accents. I attached the red punched circles with glossy accents and applied red stickles to add an additional touch of sparkle. The animals were attached in the scene with mounting tape and the birds were attached with glue dots.  I finished by tucking the frosty white fir sprigs in around the animals and attaching with glossy accents.  Sadly the pictures don’t show how pretty and sparkly this scene is. I can’t explain about how much I love creating snowy nature scenes for my holiday cards. The little pops of red seems to make the scene come alive.

KC Impression Obsession Split Tree 1 right

In my Sunday post I suggested you die lovers may want to ask Santa for a Dremel to help file down the wire edges when you cut dies apart. Today I would like to suggest asking Santa for a Big Shot Express. I’ve had mine for several months now and I just can’t say enough about how much I enjoy having this tool.  If you do lots of die cutting like me then you definitely need to be a very good girl or boy and put this on your Santa wish list.

Big Shot Express

Last thing is the sales reminders. Check out Ellen Hutson’s Cyber Monday 20% off 10 year Anniversary Sales,  Impression Obsession Annual Sale and Stamp-n-Storage Holiday Sale..

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Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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