Sunday, August 9, 2015
Isn't Fall a wonderful time of year - it is filled with beautiful colors, scarecrows, pumpkins, apples, etc. Susan Tierney-Cockburn's new CountryScape dies helps us create some of the things we love most about this season.
This is a 6x6 inch card. In the background I used Susan's new CountryScapes Clouds & Grass dies. The cloud die cut and used as a stencil; the grass die was used to sponge on grass in the background and also used as actual die cut grass for the lower portion. You get dual use out of these dies for the perfect background!
Behind the scarecrow I die cut the CountryScapes New England Stone Wall. This die set also has a die for a gate, but I did not use it on this card. This fence has a background stamp, plus a die to cut out out the bricks, which gives it such a realistic look.
The scarecrow, Jack-o-lanterns, and bales of hay are dies from the CountryScapes Build A Scarecrow die set. It is fun to use design paper to dress your scarecrow. The apple tree, basket of apples and sign were die cut using the CountryScapes Backyard 3 Apple Orchard dies. The crow is from the CountryScapes Critters 1 set and the bats are from the CountryScapes Critters 4 set. All the little yellow flowers were die cut from the CountryScapes Backyard 1 set.
It is so fun to start out with a very simple idea then by looking at the pictures that come on Susan's die packages, you can see items, from a variety of sets, that would add additional interest and really tell a story. You can add just a few or many different die cuts to create a very pretty scene.
Most of us struggle to create masculine cards, and by using Susan's CountryScapes dies, it is easy to create cards anyone would love to receive.
Be sure to watch Elizabeth Craft Designs for the announcement of all Susan's new dies, later this month.