Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dies R Us ~ A Special Boo!

Hello friends~  It feels like it's been a long time since I've posted on the Dies R Us blog but we're right on schedule !  There are so many fun fall dies at the Dies R Us online store it's hard to choose which ones go in the cart when I really want them all! 


For this card, I started by creating the background using some various landscape dies, cutting the hills out of two different shades of green.  The sky is a piece of printed scrapbook paper.  It made the perfect sky, don't you think?  Once the layers were in place I cut the whole panel using the largest Lawn Fawn's Large Cross Stitched Rectangles.  I love using this die when I don't want a border around the main panel.  It cuts the size perfectly to fit an A2 sized card.  I went on to add two of the Country Fences from Impression Obsession.  Cheery Lynn's Spooky Tree made the perfect backdrop for these funny little pumpkins from Impression Obsession.
I added some detail lines and shading to the pumpkins with colored pencils and a gel pen for their eyes.  The little swirly fronds coming off the big guy are from Quickuts.  I popped the big guy up using some foam dots to give it some dimension.

Today's Tip:  Add detail and color to your dies using markers, pencils and gel pens.  It really brings your dies to life!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


Janice said...

This is a very 'friendly' Halloween card Birgit! You have created a wonderful scene. I love the extra detail on the pumpkins using a gel pen - thank you!

Karen L K said...

Super cute card! Even the sky looks great for Halloween.

Karen L K said...

Super cute card! Even the sky looks great for Halloween.

Unknown said...

Ooooh loving that Spooky Tree decorated with your fun and scary Jack-O-Lanterns! Your fence dies look great lending depth to your whole scene.....I don't think I could ever place them correctly! lol This is just FUN!!!

Marybeth said...

You make the most darling cards with dies ! They are so fun to look at and that sky is awesome! Adorable pumpkins too!

Marcia Hill said...

What an awesome little scene you have created here Birgit! I love the paper you used for the sky...absolutely perfect! And your pumpkins are so cute (and detailed!!!) against that fun and scary tree! Once again you are the QUEEN of die cut cards my friend!! Hope you are having a wonderful week!! :0)

Linda said...

Birgit, this is such a cute Halloween scene that you have created.

Colleen said...

Oh I just read Marcia's comment and the thought going through my head as I was waiting for the comment section to come up was: Birgit is QUEEN of die cuts! And you surely are! Your little scene is too cute, love everything!! Have a great week Birgit!

Donna Ellis said...

I agree, Birgit! I want them all, too! Your card is OH SO CUTE! I love the pretty use of rolling hills and fences. Those of you who create fabulous scenes - I am SO JEALOUS of your talent and technique! LOL And the sentiment is darling as well. I like the happy jack-o-lanterns!