Monday, June 6, 2016

Deer in the Forest

I have a card for the Dies R us blog today that went to my little brother for his birthday a couple days ago.

I love the depth that you can get with these Memory Box Grand Forest Archway and the Memory Box Small forest archway dies, you can also purchase the medium archway too to get even more great depth but I didn't use that today.  You wouldn't have to add the leaves to it if you didn't want to, but I chose to use a couple different shades of green cardstock using the Memory Box Grove Leaves die.  Of course you need some deer in the forest too and I used Memory Box Valley deer trio.

I started out by sponging the grass, I used stick it notes along the edge that I tore to give me the grass which I sponged on using Mowed lawn distress ink with a little Forest Moss Distress ink throughout also, then turned over the notes to cover the grass and sponged on the Tumbled Glass Distress ink with a little Broken china around the edges.

To give some lift I used Scotch foam tape on the thicker area's of my trees but on the thinner branches I rolled my score tape to give it some lift, you can see in the picture the ones that I rolled already on the tree and one that I am in the process of rolling on my craft mat.  Sorry about the glare from my light on the craft mat.

Here is a picture of the side view to see more of the dimension you get.

Here are pictures of the dies I used, the links are all above.

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Janice said...

Wow, what a beautiful scene you have created Connie! The inking is perfect, thank you for sharing your tips too for adding the dimension to the trees. A fabulous card, I am sure you're brother was delighted to receive it from you.
Janice x

Alex said...

Love these tree archway dies, they must be so useful. I would like to be there in the pic, listening to the birds in the forest!
Another good one, Connie.

Daniela said...

Actually I have no words to tell you how much I love to begin my week with a post of yours, sweetest Connie, with all the love and the joy you always share you put a smile on my face, blessed be !

Have a most beautiful week to come, dearest friend,

sending you my dearest love

Xx Dany

Darlene said...

This is just AWESOME Connie! I bet he loved it! It looked like you could just walked right into those woods and pet the deer! Fabulous creation and post ... thanks for sharing the 'how-to'! So glad you're on our team!! Happy Day!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh my Connie, this card is truly one of my favorites of yours!
So beautifully done! and thank you for sharing the details of your processes : ) I am one who loves to know - 'how did she do that!?!' LOL This is gorgeous friend; beautiful work~ Karen O

Diane said...

What a wonderful sponged background and scene you have created Connie.

Hugs Diane

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, what a gorgeous card, and I love how you've made the background scene! It's stunning! And the sweet little deer are beautiful! Amazing and stunning card, my friend! You've made DiesRUs proud!! Big hugs!

Debbie said...

ya know connie, i read your posts, i read about all the details but this post really shows the amount of work you put in to these cards. the attention to all the details!! it's a great card and i'm sure your brother will love it!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I love this, Connie! Whether masculine or not, if it's the great outdoors it appeals to me. Love the layered dies and your sponged meadow. I've always wanted to add the medium forest archway to my collection. It looks super with the trees you've chosen. Great job on this!

Lowcarb team member said...

The depth you have got in the picture is amazing.
Well done on the time and trouble to make this beautiful card.

This type of card would suit anyone, the scene is so perfect.

All the best Jan

Unknown said...

So serene, so beautiful! Just a magnificent scene you have created. LOVE those tree dies, they are gorgeous! Well done!

Kim said...

What a beautiful card for a male. Love those trees and the deer are so sweet. As always just perfect.

Linda Carson said...

Excellent! Love the coloring and the added dimension! Beautifully done!!