Seasonal Scene Building

This fabulous course is about Scene building! I’ve created cards in the past that I never thought of as scenes. This class helped me see them this way and make them even better.

Card 1

Spring Flower Scene


Cherry blossom trees are one of my favorite sights of spring and inspired my first card.

I began by creating a sunset scene as a background. I blended Distress Oxide Inks in the following order, squeezed lemon, fossilized amber, candied apple, seedless preserves, and prize ribbon. I used a scrap piece of paper to die cut a cloud edge. I lightly brushed white pigment ink to create light clouds over the scene.

On a separate sheet of paper, I stamped images from Altenew’s Vintage Flower Stamp Set. I began with the branch stamp and used Distress Oxide ink in ground espresso. I fussy cut my image out and used liquid glue to adhere it. I stamped the florals in two different sizes. I used Spun Sugar, and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks and fussy cut them out.

To create foliage, I used Altenew’s Leaf Frame Cover Die and white card stock. I blended distress oxide in lucky clover and lightly used ground espresso to darken it just a bit. I trimmed out the leaves and glued them to the branches. I used liquid glue and foam squares to attach the florals. I added small stars to the background with a white gel pen. 

I added a background hill with a handmade stencil and black soot Distress Oxide ink. I stamped small grass details with a stamp I have on hand.

For the sentiment, I chose “Sending love and hugs” from Altenew’s Best Sentiments Stamp Set and used foam tape to attach it. I added my complete project to a pink frame die cut and adhered to a blank card base.

Materials

  • Altenew Vintage Flower Stamp Set
  • Altenew Leaf Frame Cover Die
  • Altenew Best Sentiments Stamp Set
  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Black Dye Ink
  • Foam Squares
  • Foam Tape
  • White Gel Pen

Card 2

The golden hour is my favorite time of day. I love how some things have a golden color, and as the sun gets lower, they become silhouettes. This time of day was the inspiration behind this card.

I began by blending Distress Oxide inks colors, Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemon, and Fossilized Amber onto white card stock. Once it dried, I prepared the background with an anti-static pouch. I then used images from Altenew’s Remember This Stamp Set and stamped them in clear embossing ink. I poured sparkle black embossing powder onto the sticky ink, shook off the excess, and heat set it.

The sentiment “With every difficulty there is ease” is included in this stamp set. I stamped it directly onto my project with black dye ink. I attached my completed project to a blank card base with double-sided tape.

Materials

  • Altenew Remember This Stamp Set
  • Clear Embossing Ink
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Double-Sided Tape
Behind the scenes blending