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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Layering Die Cuts featuring Picket Fence Studios’ Slim Line Tree Branch & Fantasy Flowerets

Hello everyone! It is release day at Picket Fence Studios. Today's cards are 5 by 7 and feature a number of new and exciting products. I love working with die cuts; layers of goodness with lots of dimension takes me to my happy place!


  • An ink blended background was created using Life Changing Blender Brushes on Bristol Smooth card stock. The panel was about 5.5" by 7.5". A combination of Distress Oxide inks Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass were applied diagonally starting on the upper right hand corner and the lower left hand corner working towards the centre with Shabby Shutters. The panel was cut with 5 x 7 Double Stitched Layering Rectangles and then adhered to a 5 by 7 card base.

  • The sentiment from Wild Peonies was stamped with Black Hybrid Ink in the centre of the panel.

  • Slim Line Tree Branch Die was used to cut 6 branches from ivory card stock. Two of the die cuts were given a wood grain texture with Slim Line Against the Grain Cover Plate. Distress Oxide Vintage Photo was applied to these 2 branches and the leaves on all 6 branches were inked with Shabby Shutters. The branches were stacked three high but the leaves were not adhered together.

  • The two stacked branches were adhered so that they would frame the sentiment. The overhang of the branches was trimmed flush to the panel.

  • The leaves on the branches were splayed and the layers tacked together near the base of the leaf grouping to allow for a fuller and dimensional look.

  • One of the small dies from Layering Flora: Blooming Bossoms was used to cut multiple flowers out of two soft shades of pink card stock. A ball tool and a flower shaping foam mat was used to to depress the centre of the flowers causing them to cup. Two flowers were adhered together offsetting the petals.

  • The flowers were grouped with the leafy areas of the branch and adhered at a slight angle.

  • The centres of the flowers and some additional embellishments were added using Crystalline Diamonds Iridescent.


  • Foam Tape was was adhered on the back following the perimeter of the card front. Additional foam was placed on the interior of the panel to provide stability.

  • The card front was placed upside down in a corner of a stamping platform and All About the Pinks Sequin Mix was added to the window. Liquid adhesive was placed on the stacked 'donut' and the backing paper removed from the foam tape. A white card stock panel the same size as the card front was fitted into the same corner as the card front and then pressed into place. A great way to get a perfect fit!

  • One of the Nesting Ring Dies was used to cut white card stock and it was adhered around the shaker window.

  • Several die cut flowers and leaves from Layering Flora: Fantasy Flowerets were inked with Distess Oxide inks using blender brushes. They were arranged around the shaker window and finished off with a pretty bow die cut from A Bow For Any Reason.

  • The die cut sentiment from Iconic Beauty Scarlet was stacked three times and adhered to the shaker window..

  • A few of the clear sequins from the shaker material were used to embellish the card.


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