I have a fun project to share today! Sizzix released Stand-Up card dies, which cut and score a 5.5" square card base. What's neat about the Stand-Up dies is that they have a center cut shape that makes for a very fun, folded card.
I put together this cute seasonal project using the Circle Stand-Up card for the base of my project.
Here is a view of the backside, so you can see how the card is cut and scored. There's even a little "kick stand" type cut in the card base to hold the card upright as shown. Let me show you how I completed my project.
First, I die cut the base of my card and all of the shapes and parts I thought I would need for my card. I cut lots of pumpkins and leaves, knowing that I could always save the pieces I don't use on this project for future projects. I cut two birch colored trees and two black trees. I also stamped out the images I knew I would want to use, giving me space to cut them out as planned.
I adhered the trees together, as shown. I off-set them just a bit, so the black trees were just barely showing from behind the birch colored trees. Not only did this give the birch colored trees a nice shadow effect, it also provided a bit of stability to the trees. I adhered the circles together, giving the yellow circle a nice orange border.
Using a long blade scissor (a pair of scissors I've had for eons!), I cut some gentle hill shapes from a light green paper. I used my tracing wheel to add a detail line along the top edge of each shape.
I started by adhering a couple of pumpkins in place, and then adding the small raccoons so that when I added more pumpkins to the scene, they would look like there were popping out of the pumpkin pile to say hi!
I added more and more and MORE pumpkins, using white glue, and even some foam adhesive when I wanted pumpkins to pop up a bit from the ones behind. I also added a couple of apples to the pile as well.
Stamps: Raccoon2Love (The Stamps of Life)
Dies: Circle Stand-Up (Sizzix), Birds & Tree Framelits and Clear Stamps (Sizzix), Pumpkins (The Stamps of Life), Circles (Spellbinders)
Paper: The Stamps of Life, Stampin' Up, Paper Source, Paper Accents, Neenah
ShinHan Touch Twin markers: CG.5, CG1, CG3
Other: Memento Black Ink, tracing wheel, twine, button