Today I’ve made a birch tree die cut card that only LOOKS like it took forever. Using a large, card front sized die cut, like this one from Rubbernecker, gives you a ton of dimensional interest with one turn through your machine. Then you can add details to your heart’s desire. Check out how I chose to build mine.
For my project I used Birch Forest, Grass, Bunnies, Flower Stems, Small Ivy, Tiny Flower Buds, Small Birds and 3 Pine Tree.
The Card Base, Cloud and Tree Background
- Cut an A2 sized light blue card base.
- Use white cardstock to cut a scene base to fit behind the tree panel.
- Create the cloud background using a cloud stencil, blender brush and Tumbled Glass ink.
- Stamp the pine trees using Shady Lane ink and heat dry.
- Attach the cloud and tree scene to the card base using ATG adhesive.
The Birch and Grass Layers
- Cut the birch tree panel using white cardstock and the two grass layers using green cardstock.
- Use a mini applicator to apply touches of Pumice Stone ink to the birch trees.
- Attach the tiny ivy leaves to the birch tree branches using glossy accents.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the birch frame.
- Attach one grass layer to the back of the frame and then apply double stick tape to the back of the grass layer.
- Line the frame up over the scene and attach it to the base.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the second grass layer and attach it to the front of the birch forest.
The Bunnies, Flower Stems and Birds
- Cut the bunnies using white cardstock.
- Apply Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink to the bunnies using mini applicators.
- Attach the bunnies to the scene using pieces of mounting tape.
- Cut the flower stems using green cardstock and the tiny flowers using yellow cardstock.
- Attach the flowers to the stems using glossy accents.
- Tuck the flower stems in behind the grass layers and attach using glossy accents.
- Cut the birds using yellow cardstock and apply touches of Wild Honey ink using a mini applicator.
- Finish the scene by attaching the birds to the trees and grass using small pieces of mounting tape.
Now this is only one version of the kind of birch tree die cut card you can make – grab this awesome die and experiment! We tend to think of using the birch trees on winter cards. Here a few more examples of birch tree cards I’ve made with a spring/summer theme- Die Cut Birch Tree Scene, Z Fold Birch and Deer and Woodland Deer Scene. Check out this Pinterest link for more spring birch tree inspiration. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great day.
Here are links to the dies and stamp I used for this project.
Making a birch tree die cut card is lots of fun.