I know 'two blog posts in one day!' The reason for this is that I am busy, busy at work tomorrow and haven't learned the ancient art of scheduling sorry...lol 😆
I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this project. I love creating scenes using stamps but this time I am using the fabulous NEW Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection to achieve my end result. So let's get the dies, some funky foam, an acrylic block and some inks and play!
What I Did
- Take an 8" x 8" card blank and the second largest circle die and make your shaped base by leaving the edge of the die hanging over the fold a fraction and run through your machine. (You will need an A4 format die cutting machine such as the Tonic Tangerine). With fold to the top score horizontally across and fold.
- Next using the same die cut out three circles in white. Add one circle to the front bottom edge of the card to make an easel card.
- Using the verso die (next one down) cut this design from both the remaining white circles. Then take the next size circle down and cut out the centre.
- Cut two green circles from the circle die used first (larger one being used). Stick one of the detailed frames to a green circle and glue to inside base of the card (you may need to trim this a little before where the fold is).
- Using smaller circle die, die cut the centre from the remaining green circle. Glue the other detailed frame to this. Add 3D foam to the rear - put aside ready.
- Cut two smaller white circles from the die set and glue one to the inside base of card.
- Take some funky foam and the reed die and cut out an image. Use a temporary glue adhesive on the rear of the die cut and stick to an acrylic block. This is now our stamp to create the scene. Stamp on to the white circle in various greens and lastly with black, Leave space to one side. Now use some distress ink and colour the back ground to add sky.
- Die cut some ivy leaves, branches and reeds in black card and a small butterfly.
- Stick the top frame piece to top front of card. Add the stamped circle to the centre.
- Arrange die cuts and glue in to position.
- Die cut a greetings panel and add the greeting to suit. Raise on 3D foam for the stopper.
What I Used
Autumn Die Collection - Pine Season - 1430E
Autumn Die Collection - September Harveset - 1432E
Layering Die - Celtic Dream - 209
Funky Foam and Acrylic Block
Distress Inks - Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint and Black Soot
Papermill Direct Card Stock
Tonic Tangerine Die Cutting Machine
We hope you have been inspired.