Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the CLASSroom. When I saw the new Memory Box Forest Archway tree dies I knew I had to have them to make dimensional forest snow scenes. My project today was made using the Grand Forest Archway, Medium Forest Archway, Small Forest Archway, Valley Deer Trio, Impression Obsession Fir Trees die set and Fir Tree and Small Fir Tree stamps.
Cut the trees using kraft cardstock and color with a brown Copic marker.
Apply small amounts of Liquid Applique to the branches, lightly dab with finger to smooth and then heat with your heat gun.
Apply light brown ink to the deer using a mini applicator.
Lightly apply darker brown ink to the ears, back and legs.
Stamp fir trees on the blue card base to create a forest background for the scene.
Place cardstock and two dies from the Nesting Card Templates on the magnetic platform and cut.
Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame.
Remove a section of tape cover from the bottom of the frame and attach a snow layer.
Attach double stick tape to the back of the snow layer, remove the tape cover from the rest of the frame and attach the largest tree section to the back of the frame.
Trim a tiny portion off the tree frames to help line up on the back of the frames since they are exactly the size of the A2 frame. I failed to show this step on the first frame above.
Attach a second snow layer to the back of the first tree frame using double stick tape. I failed to get a picture of this step.
Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the first tree frame and attach the second frame. The mounting tape creates division between the two frames and dimension for the scene.
Attach the smallest tree section and a snow layer to the back of the frame using double stick tape. Apply a final layer of double stick tape to the back of the completed tree frame and attach to the card base.
Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the crimped fir trees and deer and attach in the scene.
I wanted to carry on the appearance of the forest archway with the stamped background fir trees. I stamped the taller trees on both sides of the scene and only a small section directly behind where the deer were placed. The three trees and snow layers create dimension and depth for the scene and the stamped trees draws the eye back through the branch archway.
Snow in July! What was I thinking? LOL! I just couldn’t resist. I hope you have been inspired to come in out of the summer heat and create a little snow for yourself.
Card size: 5.50" x 4.25"