01 March 2021

Alaska Scene Cards - Part 3

This is the third and final installment of the Alaska Scene Cards, for now at least.  In today's card, I add some die-cutting, to the ink blending techniques used in Part 1.   I only have one example today, but it will be enough to show you how fun these cards can be to create.  This is also a great way to get more out of those winter hill dies you might have in your stash. 

I started this card by ink blending a setting sun using a small circle stencil, then I masked off the sun to begin building my sky.  I created my pink and orange sky with, you guessed it, my Newton's Nook Clouds stencil.  

Step two of this card is to die-cut the panel you will build your hills on.  I used one of my stitched circles to create my window in the overlay panel.  

Now we're ready to die cut some hills.  I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills die set for this, but any hills die set will work.  I dug through my green paper scraps and pulled some bits that looked like shades of grass.  These were all cut from small strips, as I would be layering them and wanted to minimize bulk.  Each color is barely bigger than what you see of it.  I really only needed enough extra to be able to tack it behind the previous hill.

Once the hills were all in place I added adhesive to the back of all the hills, around the edge of the rectangle, and around the circle.  This makes sure everything is secure and that my hills won't move once in place over the sunset.  

It's time to place the moose die-cut or critter of choice onto the card.  I really like the look of placing part of the die-cut so it covers a bit of the scene you've built.  With the moose in place, I stamped my greeting.  I adhered the completed panel to a black mat and then to a white card base.  

I really hope you have enjoyed this series of scene cards and that it's inspired you to try building a few of your own.  

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