Creating a scene on a die-cut shape

Die Cut with a scene

Hi All and welcome back to Renee’s Corner. Today’s card is quite a fun one!  Have you had a stamped image or die cut outline that you’ve never known what to do with ? Well this die I’ve had for years and never quite knew what I wanted to do with it til now… I f you want to know what that is…Then read on….

  • Type of project: Card making
  • Occasion: Christmas
  • Style: Clean and Simple
  • Techniques used: Gatefold paper folding, die cutting, scene building
  • Decoration: Glitter, foiled paper, cord
  • Main colour: Blue
  • Medium used: White gel pen, Glitter glue, markers
  • Equipment used: Big Shot Machine , Tim Holtz Paper Cutter, Crafters Companion Scorer

Die-Cut a Scene

Top down view of Die cut scene

Die-cuts are really fun elements to add to your projects whether cards, boxes etc. You see you can use them for their shapes, to cut windows  out of card-stock, as embellishments, to make stickers and so much more… Today I am using it to create a scene.


What Die-cut shape am I using?

For this project, I am using Memory Box Ornament die. The idea came about as I was putting up my Christmas tree (yes I am an early bird when it comes to my Christmas tree). Every year I add a new ornament to my tree…I haven’t a clue yet what I would like this year hmmmm…but …it will come to me.

Thus the idea was born ….why don’t I die-cut an ornament shape and add a scene to it…..! So I did

I have the die-cut shape… now what?

I perused my stamp collection and came across Crafter’s Companion Glad tidings stamp. So I did approximately 6 die-cut shapes and proceeded to stamp on them and my idea began to take shape.

Next Steps

All the pieces of the card including the die cut ornaments

Using Crafter’s Companion’s Spectrum noir markers, I began colouring the stamped images in vibrant colours so this scenic ornament would come alive…What fun I had!….I did two more using other stamps and I may use it some where in my decorating maybe even on my tree. LOL

Let’s put it all together

Now that my scenes are set and coloured…I can begin putting the card together. Using two different blue card stock patterns I made the background.  I also added a brown patterned one to the background to add interest. The ornaments were then linked together with cord so they seem to be hanging. Next I added white dots with a white gel pen before adding glitter as I wanted it to stand out.

For the greeting I used a word stamp from the set which said “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”.

That’s all for this week’s project. See you in my next article.