Well I'm here today to share the 2nd of my September Crafter's Companion Design Team project with you. Today's project is in total contrast to the first one I made for this month...as you see below.
I love making little scenes using dies and stamps as they're such a lot of fun, and you can really play and use your imagination. My brief was to create something using the beautiful Victorian bandstand with a 'summer fun in the park' theme. I hope you like my take on it :)
Here's What I Did
I used a 6" x 6" scalloped card blank. I created the frame from white card using 2 different sized square dies - I cut out the 1st square (largest) and then lined the 2nd die (smallest) in the centre of it and cut it out. Then using the smallest die again, I cut 4 more squares from different shades of green card (hills) and one from blue (sky).
I mounted the frame onto foam tape and attached it to the card front, then inserted the blue square (sky) inside and added a few die cut clouds and a sun. The lightest green square was cut down using one of the scenic borders to create a hillside - distressing ink was used on the edges and insert inside the frame and glued down. The next 2 green layers were cut by hand to create a layered hillside using the darkest card at the front. To add a little interest to the middle layer I tucked 3 trees just under the edge of the card (these are actually die cut leaves, but after adding a little distressing ink I thought they looked like trees). On both the middle and bottom layer I glued lots of punched out stars to look like small flowers, and added a touch of glitter pen over the top.
The bandstand was die cut from white card and white funky foam which was glued together, this helps to create a little height and make it stand proud of the scene
To finish off I die cut a few pennant pieces to create a banner and attached it to the card front using Bakers Twine.
Here's What I Used
Crafter's Companion Products - Die'sire Classiques Spring/Summer Dies 'Victorian Bandstand' Die, Sara's Signature Collection Contemporary Christmas 'Scenic Borders', Sara's Signature Collection - English Country Garden 'Cottage Window' Die, Diamond Press 'Banners' & 'Clouds', Core'dinations 'Pastel' & 'Brights' Pad, Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card, Crafter's Inspiration Magazine Issue #11, Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen 'Clear Overlay', Diamond Press Stamp & Die Set 'Love Today'
Other: 6" x 6" Scallop Card Blank, Distressing Ink, Star Punch, Bakers Twine, Square Layering Dies, White Funky Foam
Crafty Tip: Give extra lift and dimension to an intricate paper/card die cut by cutting it again from thin funky foam, preferably in a similar colour. Then carefully glue it to the back of the paper/card die cut taking care not to stretch the foam, and add it to your project.
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