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Winter Wonderland Step Card Class

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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Lessons in This Class

13 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Winter Wonderland Step Card Class Introduction

      1:47
    • 2. Cutting & Scoring Card Base

      2:29
    • 3. Folding Card Base

      1:40
    • 4. Diecutting the Mountains

      5:29
    • 5. Assembling the Mountains

      3:46
    • 6. Adding the Mountains to Card Base

      3:21
    • 7. Diecutting the Hills

      4:01
    • 8. Assembling the Hills

      3:03
    • 9. Adding the Hills to Card Base

      3:19
    • 10. Diecutting the Trees

      5:06
    • 11. Adding Trees to the Card Base

      7:50
    • 12. Diecutting & Adding Deer to Card

      4:25
    • 13. Winter Wonderland Step Card Class Thank You

      0:28
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Welcome to Winter Wonderland Step Card Class!

In this class you will learn how to cut, score and fold a Flat piece of paper to create a 3 Dimensional pop-up card!  The BEST part is that the card easily folds flat and fits into a standard 5" x 7" Envelope to mail to special recipients.

Each part of the card class is segmented into smaller pieces to make it easy to follow along.  I use a Big Shot cutting machine and different dies to create the pieces to create the card.  You could also use SVG files and a cricut machine to create a similar looking card or find free clip art and hand cut your pieces.

This class Comes with a Supply list that is linked to all the supplies used to create the Card sample.  Each supply on the list is linked to where you could purchase the supplies to save you time sourcing your supplies.  You will find the link to the supply list HERE

The Card created in this class has a winter theme.  This base can be used with any combination of stamps or dies to create amazing 3 dimensional cards for any occasion!

In this class you will learn:

1 - How to cut and score a flat sheet of cardstock to create the step card base.  Once you know and understand how this base works you can alter the measurements to create different versions of this card.

2 - How to fold the cardstock after it is cut and scored to create the card base.

3 - How to add different elements to each section of the card base to create a scene.

4 - How to die cut and assemble the different layers from those die cuts.

5 - how to ink the edges of die cuts to create extra dimension.

6 - How to add a simple final touch to your card to add a bit of sparkle.

Note:  When making handmade cards, it is next to impossible to make multiples that are identical.  Those unique differences are what make handmade items unique and special....embrace those unique differences!

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1. Winter Wonderland Step Card Class Introduction: Hello, thank you so much for joining me for the winter wonderland step card class. In this class I'm going to show you how to cut, score and fooled a flat sheet of paper to create a three-dimensional card base. I'm also going to be using a big shot machine and some dyes to create the different layers for the scenery in the class. The class is going to be separated into a whole bunch of different sections in order to make it manageable to do each one of these. This. Now I've used a big shot and dies to create my card. You could use a cricket machine and some SVGs and create your card. That way. They're not included with the class, but that just gives you an option of a different way to use this card base. You could also look up some different Clip Art and handcuffed your pieces as well. You're still going to get as long as you cut score and folded your card-based the same as what I've showed you. You're still gonna get the same card base. You can adapt this to whatever occasion you want. I did a winter hardest because when I'm doing this, it's fun during the Christmas season, the winter season. You could also, this is exactly the same supplies used. This one is I've got a little bit more of a spring feel to it because the hills are more green and my trees are a different color. In this class, it also includes a supplier list. I have linked all the supplies that I've used to create the card that I'm showing in this class, just to make it a little bit easier for you to find the supplies that you're going to need if you want to make a card that sustain as what I'm showing you. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to get in touch with me and ask them. I'm happy to help at anytime. Now, enjoy the class. 2. Cutting & Scoring Card Base: All right, so this is a closer look at the card that we are making. So the very first step to making this card is to create this card base. Have to do it before we put any of the dicots on it because we need to know where to put each and every piece as we are working on it. So the very first step in creating this card is we're going to take this 8.5 by 11 piece of paper and we're going to cut it down to 10 inches by seven inches. There we go. And now we're going to study my trimmer, going to cut a little slit marks down the side. So I'm going to start at the one inch mark here. I've got my paper lined up on the one inch mark in. So I started a one-inch mark and then I go up to 7.5. I'm going to turn it so that we have the other longest side down. And now from here I'm going to start at the nine inch mark and go to the 2.5 or I could start at the 2.5 and go up to the nine inch mark. In the end, we want two slits and our card stock, one that starts 2.5 inches in and the other one that starts one inch. So now we need to score or a piece of paper for the card base. So I'm going to do the first score line at the one inch mark, and this is between those two cuts. The next one at the two inch mark. Again between those two cuts. Next at the 3.5 inch mark between those two cuts, the hardest part about scoring between two carts is trying to feel where that channel is to make sure that you're scoring right. But that does come with practice. Next score is at the five inch mark, and I'm going all the way through the piece of paper. And then the last one here. So that's 7.5 inch mark. So the first line here should be right at the beginning of your cut and the last line should be at the end of your cut here. So there we go. We've got our slits cut and we've got all of our lines scored. I'll see you in the next video where we will fold our card base and be ready to start doing dicots after that. 3. Folding Card Base: All, so now we're going to fold our cards. So the very first step is we're going to fold it in half and that's going to be along that five inch score line that goes all the way through your cart. We go. Next part. I'm going to score at that 2.5 inch line. And that's going to take this five-inch one and make it fold the other wave. So the main thing to not do when you're folding this card is try not to bend this too much, so be a little bit gentle with it. I've got that one done here. And then from there, these inside pieces, the accordion fold, so that we're going to go one way and then the opposite way. So in the end, you're going to have a card base like this here. So because that paper just got folded and isn't used to being folded, you're gonna wanna make sure that you take your bone folder and give those creases are really nice press so that it does fold somewhat flat. It will never fold completely flat and you don't necessarily want it too. You want it to be able to stand nicely. So you want it to be able to fold somewhat flat and just have some really nice crease lines in there. So there we go. We have our card-based made. We'll see you in the next video where we're going to start to work on our winter scene. So the very first part of this winter scene, we're gonna do our mountains first. We're working from the back forward. 4. Diecutting the Mountains: All right, so the very first step to this card, to creating their scene is to add the mountains and they're actually done with this dataset here. Now what I did before actually creating my card is I took a bunch of card stock scraps and created a bunch of different mountains just to see what colors I liked them in. And this is a great visual. Sometimes you can just tell before actually creating them. But once I was done creating a bunch of them, I decided I liked this bluey gray tone best. This one was kind of my second one, but I kinda thought it was a little bit too dark. This would be good for, say, a mountain scene in the summer months or whatever. But I wanted it to be a little bit more wintery. So what we're gonna do, this one here, I'm going to put those other ones to the side. Now, when I pull my dies out of the package, I like to put them altogether with the different colors that are going to be using. So these top ones here are going to be done with some white card stock. These ones here are going to be done with the lighter of the colors. And this one is going to be done with the darker of the colors. So I have 24 by six pieces for the background to four by six array pieces for this part here. And then one for the white. They both fit on one piece of card stock and we have to do it two times. One of these will fit in the center of the card and then the other one, we're going to cut it up to add to the side of the card. So like I said, these are four by six pieces. They don't actually go all the way to the bottom of the die. So for this particular card, we're not going to see the bottom. So it doesn't matter if that bothers you that you can put your make your piece of paper it a little bit bigger, would need to be four and a quarter instead of four. But for this one, it worked and you can get 64 by six pieces. I would have a 12 by 12 sheet of card stock. So it works even lead that way. And that's how I cut my grass DACA. So I've got one piece here. You're going to put it down. I'm going to come that second one. So I like to put my die with my bleed face up paper on top and then add my other plate. And then went through, I know some people like to see their diets when they're doing it, but I prefer it this way because I find that my dice end up staying flat or this way. So this dye is finished for the US. So I thought that there, I'm going to take this dye here and I'm going to cut these pieces here. And I like to lay them down and stack them up as I'm working. So I've got my dice here somewhat close together. You could probably end up getting away with less cards, doc, for this one. But like I said, it was nice and easy to cut up a piece of paper, a piece of 12 by 12 paper into 64 by six pieces and organize it that way. So I'm going to keep my die on my cutting surface here, and I'm just going to lay them down where they're supposed to go, eventually. Cutting the second one. And really it would work in our super easy doing. If you're doing a lot of these cards, they're just kind of a whole bunch of them all at one time and kind of create an assembly line process there. So these guys are done. For now. I'm going to grab these ones which are going to be my weight to pieces. Now, there's one little teeny tiny piece here. Is this little tiny white piece there. Just be careful with it. I keep losing it. And by losing it, I mean, it keeps falling out of the package and I have to go retrieve it. So just be aware of that and be careful. I think the mountains would love just as good without it. But it's nice to be able to keep all of the die is that we spend money on. All right, so that piece is done. I'm just using a dye, pick two bits out of the dyes for this one. And that one there. And then this piece here. And I'm going to cut that one more time. And then we will have all of the pieces we needed need needed to assemble our mountains. All right, Grab that I pick again. And now I'm done with these die so I can put them aside. And my little white piece for that little one there stuck to my plate. So I'm gonna go grab that guy, put him on the thing. All right, I am going to clean up and in the next video we're going to glue all the pieces of our mountains together. 5. Assembling the Mountains: All right, So now let's glue our mountains together. Now I love this. Die simply because it's so realistic looking. Okay, 1 second. That glue needs a little bit of work. So let's grab this one here. Oops, I was a brand new jar, so there's a lot right at the tip. There. Definitely didn't need that much glue. I'm gonna do my other gray piece. And I'm going to completely assemble the mountains and then work on the next color. But you could easily do an assembly line for this as well, where you put the light gray, light gray blue onto the dark gray and then do that all for all of your mountains and then do all the weights at once. But I'm going to completely assemble them so that they can sit and dry for the next step here. This particular one is actually really quite easy. The together. For my first ones, I just would sit there looking at the front of the package and just kinda match the pieces. Now this particular glue I'm using is tumble multi, and I love it because you have a little bit of time to shimmy things in place and then it is stuck. The one thing to be aware of though, is if there's any glue that seeps out, it dries too like a post-it note, so it never completely dries. So you have to make sure you don't put extra glue there. Because otherwise you're going to have a little sticky part that we don't necessarily want on our cart. And by sticky I mean I mean, like tack it like a post-it note not as sticky as and you're going to glue together on you. But that's one of the things that I like about the distress collage medium is you can use it to glue your pieces together. If something happens to seep out when it blew or when it dries, it's going to be completely mapped so you don't see it and it's not techie. So I'm getting a little bit more of an appropriate amount of glue on these from that first one, which is good. The other thing with this tumble multi AZ, if you get some on your fingers and it starts to and dry, you end up having little tacky fingers. So you want to be careful about that too. So this one here, I line it up at the side and then there's a little sliver of the dark color that shows through the top. It's amazing how quick these are to put together and how realistic looking they are. I just loved them. Can't see it. And now the other thing that's nice with these two is if you don't get them together, like exactly, no two mountains are exactly the same. So you're good. Particularly when my thumb, so it's sticky. Oops. Alright, so I'm going to let those completely dry. And then I will see you back and we will add them to the base of our card. 6. Adding the Mountains to Card Base: All, so one of the things that I absolutely love about this particular dicot and using it with this card is it fits, it's five inches wide, so it fits perfectly within those two cut marks on this cart. So the very first step here is we're going to glue or mountains down. I would place them in or put them in place while there's no adhesive on the back first, just to see how high or low you want your mountain to go. Now make sure that is below that fold line. And the reason being, when this is folded up, it is a 55 is the same size as a five by seven card. So we don't want our mountain higher than that and need a different size envelope. So we're going to glue the mountain down and set that aside to dry. Now, we know from when we cut this, this particular piece here and over here, there are one inch wide. So for our second dicot, we're just going to slice off one inch from this side and one inch from this site. And these mountains aren't necessarily meant to be joined to each other, but they work well enough, so it looks a little bit seamless when we do that. So I'm going to put my mountain here at the one inch mark, holding it in place and then I'm going to cut. Now my piece of paper moved a little bit when I cut. And that's partly because of the different layers there, but that's okay. So I'm going to take that piece and I'm going to glue it down to my card. And really that's probably a little bit too much glue. I don't necessarily need to use it that much. So when I'm gluing it down here, I'm making sure to line up the top right those edges right there, kind of So it looks like a continuous mountain range. You'll notice that I'm not covering the bottom here. We've got other dicots that we're going to layer. So none of that is going to be showing when we do our final card. Well now let's cut one inch from the other side of the die cut. This one's a little bit easier because we can put it against the flat edge of our ruler. Here is add a little bit of glue. And then we're going to put it on there and same as the other side. We're going to make sure that these two points here match. So it looks like a continuous mountain. If by chance you get a little bit on the outside, you can just look at the back and trim it off. I would wait until the card is done to do that though, because you may have other bits of trees and stuff like that that you're going to want to trim off as well. So I would just wait until everything is completely done. Before trimming anything. Your choice if you really want to do it as you're going, You absolutely can. So I'll see you in the next video. We're going to start to doing, to do the hills. Now I'm going to do them a little bit different than this one. This one to me is a little bit more of a springy card because the hills are green, they don't have any snow on it. I'm going to do them so that they're matching the mountains and make it more of a winter scene. We'll see in the next one. 7. Diecutting the Hills: All right, So this is the dye that I'm going to use for my hills. Now this particular dye has a bunch of different layers and some of them have trees. I'm going to be using the layers that don't actually have the tree pieces on them. If you wanted, you could absolutely create it with all of the layers and have the trees. But because for this particular card, I wanted to use these trees. We didn't need them in the background. I kinda thought that they weren't going to add anything to the card, so I just left that those pieces out. You'll notice in my sample card I did more greens in these ones. I'm going to do them in the same colors that I did the mountains because I wanted it to be a little bit more wintry looking. Now, this particular one here, I layered the lightest on the back. Next was the darker one and then the white. I think for this one here, I'm going to change the layers just a little bit just to kinda see what the difference like, how the difference looks. So I've got my pieces out here that I'm going to die cut. That. It's fair. I think I'm going to use my darkest color for the background. Again, the pieces of card stock I have here a four by six, but I can actually fit to within one piece of paper, so I only need 14 by six pieces of each color in order to create this background. So GI cutting them one at a time. So I did the darkest color first. Let's do the next one here. And obviously I'm using a big shot and dies for this, you could actually use a cricket and create your own files to create these mountains and valleys, hills and trees and stuff like that. The work as well. I tend to use my big shot machine more than I use my cricket machine. So I prefer doing it this way. I like the way the butt finishes. So next one for this particular card, I'm going to use the white. And once again, I just like to lay them on top while I've got them cut. There we go. Little piece in here that wants to stay in there. So let's take out before we cut the next one. And there's really no right or wrong to these layers. I tend to like a little bit of a blue grade for doing these mountains and hills. Just because to me it's a little bit more realistic. You can do them whatever colors you're wanting them to be. I think that's part of the beauty of this, is being able to do it and so many different colors to get different seasons and whatnot. Alright, so that one is done and no, let's do the lightest gray. Now if you're doing a ton of them, obviously for this particular color, you can fit enough to cut more than the pieces for two hills. But that's all we need for a particular card. So that's all I'm going to cut. This one here. When you're cutting it, it comes out in two different pieces. So make sure that you get both of them. And there we go. There's one the other ones stuck to my plate. So there we go. So now we have all the pieces. I'm going to tidy up a minute and then we will start to assemble them in the next video. 8. Assembling the Hills: All right, That's bluer pieces together. So obviously, don't need to add any glue to the base piece. Make sure to get a little bit on this little tiny sliver here. We want to make sure that that gets stuck down. And these particular dyes actually have little indents in them. So you can tell exactly where the next layer needs to go, which is really quite handy. And obviously you can see I don't put glue over the entire bottom and just kinda put it around most of the edges. You need points that stick out. I tend to put the glue there. The other thing too is when you're gluing it in place, the glue tends to seep out a little bit and cover more area than when than where you put it. All right. First one is dominant for the second one here done. Making sure to get a little bit on that little better there. Obviously put too much glue there because it seeped out. This R, this no-par would also look really, really pretty in a glitter card stock as well. Or you can add stickers to the front either way, but just add a little bit of a different texture would be lovely as well. And go obviously, I didn't put glue in there because it is sticking up. So I'm going to go back and do that. I just realized I have this aimed a little wrong, but that's okay. It's going to end up going behind here anyway. So you're really actually not going to see a whole lot of that. What you're going to see is the talk that darker part on just a touch of that. So there we go. I've got two different fuels here. I can take my halftone card and just slip both of them in there one at a time and then choose which one it is that you prefer. I think for this, I kind of prefer this one here that we just did with the white simply because it stands out a little bit more from the background there. So I think that's the one that I'm going to end up using on this cart. Alright, I've got a little bit of glue on my hands so they're a little bit sticky. I'm going to clean up. And then the next video, we are going to attach our hills to the cart. 9. Adding the Hills to Card Base: All right, so for the last piece, the mountain piece, this piece fit right in there without cutting the main piece. This one is not going to be like that. This one here is a little bit longer, so we do need to cut some off, so I just place it on there to decide where I want to cut it off. And for this one, I want to cut it off on this end simply because I like this piece here under there, rather than save more below their personal preference, neither one is right or wrong. You choose how you want your card to be. I happen to know that this centerpiece here is five inches. So I'm going to be cutting there to make sure that this piece is five inches long. So I'm putting it along my one of the lines on my trimmer here. I know that this is the five inch mark. And I'm going to cut that piece off there. Once again. I'm taking my other piece and I'm going to cut an inch off of each of the sides. Now, you'll notice one of the white bits came off. Once again, it's okay. It goes right behind these trees there, so you're not seeing the entire bit of it. It doesn't need to be absolutely perfect in any way for that particular piece. Because you're not actually going to see that particular detail. Alright, but the trimmer to the side, I'm going to put my centerpiece stone first. Where's my goal? I'm just putting the glue along the bottom. And I don't put the glue. I put less glue that I think I need arpa the glean lower than I think I'm going to need because I don't want to put my heel down and realized that I put some glue on the backside here and that is sticking to the mountains. I want to make sure that that is below the fold on the card base. So I just realized looking there that it had a little bit too high. Now, I'm going to take this piece here and once again, same as before. I'm going to make sure that those points connect and this is where one of those white pieces came off. I put a tree on that joint just to hide it a little bit, just so that imperfections weren't as obvious. So let's attach that little piece there. And then we're gonna do the same for this side. We're going to attach peace, making sure that these two points connect to there. And there we go. I am going to let that dry. And once it's completely dry, we're going to do the next layer. And next layer is going to be adding different trees to here. And then we're also going to take some of those white scraps that we cut off way at the beginning and we're going to create some snowy hills for the front of this card here as well. We'll see you in the next one. 10. Diecutting the Trees: All right, so this is the dye that I'm using for the trees. For this card, you could use any dye with different trees or whatever. This one just came out and I really, really, really love it. So I wanted to use it for this particular card. So we're going to cut it out three times. So I've cut it out once with a dark colored card stock and twice with a little bit lighter within the same shape. This one here I've used different colors of green. Use whatever you like. I ended up just cutting a whole bunch of them and then just choosing whichever ones I liked. So here we go. So our hearts thought pieces are four and a quarter by five. It needs to be four and a quarter because if you have them four inches wide, you're going to have either at tip of a tree be cutoff or the base of a tree cutoff. It's that simple. Take away the excess that can all go and then just take your die cut out of the dye and look how pretty that is. So some of those we're going to keep them as is, some of them, we are going to cut into different pieces. Cut the next one here. Now this particular piece of lighter green card stock that I'm using has kind of a plaid texture to it. So I am cutting on the opposite side because I don't necessarily want my trees to look like plaid. So there we go. Second one done. Let's take the excess off in a minute, and let's do the last one here. And there we go. Last one done. So I'm going to just have those trees cut out for this particular card. When you're cutting your card stock pieces for your tree is you'll end up with some extra pieces. You may want to keep them on the side just in case as your where it is for that as you're laying your car down, if you see, say you want an extra of the big trees or what not, that way, you just have these get used rather than tossed away. Now, having said that, I'm seeing right away that I'm using two of the big trees, whereas I'm using basically clumps of the small trees. So I'm just going to go ahead right away and cut one more of the biggest tree from one of those scraps there. Where did my top plate From there it is. Now we have it ready for when we need it. My little die pick is somewhere under here. There it is. You got to love tools that role away on their own. There we go. So we have all of the trees die cut that we need. So I'm going to my machine behind me. Before we glue any of those trees to the base, what I first want to do is take my piece of white. This is one of the white pieces that when I first cut my card-based, I had left. So I'm going to cut that at seven inches, which is the width of my card. And what I'm doing with this is I'm just creating a snow base because I don't want to have a chance that I'm going to see any of these little bits to my card right here. So I've got my width here. I'm just going to tear it. Have kind of a natural edge to it. And there we go. And that is going to get glued to the bottom rate here. Once again, making sure that I'm only putting glue on the part that's going to actually attach to the card base or I'm not accidentally gluing the hills behind it. So that is going to cover the bottom parts of my little side pieces there. And I have that there. So for this particular card, I actually did it in two pieces. For this one here, I just did it in one because it's really not necessary other than the fact that you can see the ripped edge here, you really don't know that it's in two pieces and no one would ever have an issue if it was only on one. So we really don't need to, if you wanted to add another layer just to have a little bit more texture, you absolutely could. So I'm going to let that dry and I will see you in the next video and we'll start attaching some trees. 11. Adding Trees to the Card Base: All right, So our snow is dried and we're ready to start adding to some trees while I was waiting for it to dry, what I did was I poked out some of these little bits and pieces that are in the trees. You're going to want to make sure that you've completely clean them up and take all those little bits and pieces out before we start adding them to our card. I've got them all cleaned here. And I realized I did a little bit of a speaking error. So I said that I had cut two of the big trees. One of them is actually this side of the die and the second one is this side of the die. So I happen to have an extra of the big trees right now. Don't necessarily need it, but that's okay. I always prefer to have extras rather than not enough. So the very first thing I'm gonna do, I'm gonna cut this big tree off of this clump here. They don't need to do anything to that one. This one here, it's a little bit angled and you're going to see it. So I'm just going to take my scissors a little bit there, and that one is gonna go here. I'm going to align them both up rate with the edge here. So because I'm lining it up with the edge, I don't want to be putting glue on this slide because that's going to be exposed. So I'm going to put some glue just on the bottom. And then just little bits and pieces going up this side here. And really less is more when it comes to this, you don't want to add too much. There we go. And I've got the glue going up the center. So I'm going to make sure that that glue is attached to the card stock part on the side here of the card. Putting it up as high or as low as you want. This one here, I have it higher than I did hear personal preference. Neither one is right or wrong. My main thing is I'm trying to hide where the join is between the mountains and the hills. So now I have this one here. I'm going to attach here. So I'm going to put blue on this side here of the trees and then just the bottom part of this little layer here. And I love this dice it just simply because it's got so many different sizes of trees within the same set. And it's really quite easy to cut them apart and use little clumps here in there. It gives you a lot of variety when you're creating with, then you have the same style of trees. You could use different tree die sets, but you kinda wanna make sure that they have the same or a similar style to them. All right, so this one here, this is the lighter color. I'm going to add it there. I'm just kinda cut that part off there. I might be trimming just a little bit further. I'm going to just be adding blue to the bottom part of this. Hero again, I want to make sure that it's on this front part here of the card. And put that just a little bit in. And the one thing that I'm making sure as I want this tree to be lower than this one, I don't want them to be ending the same height because that looks a little bit unnatural. You see, I've got some extras here, so I'm just going to snip that off right now. And then this one here that's at the end of that, I'm going to add that rate in here towards the bottom. So I'm going to snip, and that's really the same place that I snipped for that very first dark tree. And I'm just going to add it right in here. And then I'm going to glue it down and then cut off the excess. If I were to glue it rating here, it just looks better if some of it goes over the edge of the card. Doesn't need to be the entire tree. Just sum up the tree going over the side of the card. There. There we go. I'm going to cut that off. If it's easier for you, you could flip the card over and use the side of the card as a guideline down there so it can dry. And you see I have a little bit going onto the bottom of the car and I'm going to snip that off. Oops. There we go. And now I'm going to work on this side of the card here. So I've got my other piece here. What I am going to do, trying to decide which piece I want. I'm going to use this section first and then I'm going to use this tree. No, I'm going to use this tree here. So I'm going to take this here and I'm going to actually cut it right here. I want it to have kind of a natural looking edge. So I don't want to have a straight edge because that's not going to look natural at all. I'm just going to cut this here because whatever is behind here is either going to be cut off or it's going to be what? It's going to be cut off, the excess is going to be cut off and then the extras are going to be covered with this other tree here. So I'm going to add some glue there. And you can go back after this is all completely dried if there are some tips to trees that you think should be glued down. Because there's a place to glue them down, you can go back and do that. When I start, I'd rather have less rather than more and have to go and add some glue, rather than having too much glue and end up having a piece that is not going to stick to anything and then end up compromising my cards. So I'm going to take the edges off here. Especially on this side of the card, is easier to flip it over rather than trying to do it like this. And now I'm going to glue this tree on here. Now. If I do this right at the bottom, the trees are almost the same height here, which is almost the same height here. So I'm going to lift it just a little bit higher. Piece here that's behind there is going to cover that bottom part and there. And I wanna make sure that I'm gluing the side. It is attached to the cart and not decide that's going to go off the edge there. And typically when I'm creating these, like right now while I'm doing it on video, I'm just putting it down and then working on the next part. Typically I will sit there and I will hold a few things in place just because sometimes they want to pull up. There we go. So all of those trees that I want to attach are attached. I am to catch that excess off. There we go. You could add more trees in the center if you want to fill it up a little bit more. But I wanted to have kind of an open area for these deer to kind of stand and just kind of for them to be the focal point. I think if you fill trees in here, here, let me grab another one of the dicots. It's just going to be a little bit too. I can't I don't have my dear dicot. Yeah. Going to be a little bit too busy with the deer there. Again, personal preference, try it if you want. Even just lay it out just to see if you like it with more trees in there before adding the deer. I will see you in the next video. Next video we're going to do the deer and add them to the cart. 12. Diecutting & Adding Deer to Card: All right. Last part of the dicots for this card are the deer, so we are going to die cut them here. I have them already. And they've already moved on my plate here, put my card stock on. And for this, I'm just using a scrap piece of card stock. You can kind of a deer color. All right. So my DFS to take them out of the dyes, that one actually came out much easier than I thought. I pick. If you have a piece of paper that sticks in there and then dies to the side here. And any little bits that have stuck in there you want to poke out before we go to the next step. There we go. So my idea are ready. Now, I could put them on here as is, I wanted them to have a little bit of dimension. Now, I'm going to take an ink pad and some ink, and just ink around the edges and give them a little bit more interests, a little bit more dimension. They tend to just look a little bit more interesting this way. And really if you wanted, you could do that to the mountains and the hills and the trees and stuff like that. But the kinda thing, there's a limit to it. And I think by just doing it to the deer For they kind of pop out a little bit more, in my opinion. Alright, so I'm going to put the one with the antlers down first because I definitely want him in that clearing go. So I'm putting them in the clearing, but I kinda want them towards the center of the card. They don't necessarily have to be dead center, but I do want them to be the focal point of my card. And again, you'll notice I'm only adding glue to the bottom so that I'm not having adhesive to the back. Here. Here we go. Put them somewhat close together. I didn't have them touching. You could put it so that one head is in front of the other. But I left it like that. So I'm going to leave those dear to dry. And while they're drawing, I'm going to get some stickers, which is the glitter glue. And I'm going to just add a little bit of sparkle to the snow in the mountains. No, I'm not putting it on the entire white part for the mountains. I'm only basically adding it to the top part, kinda where any sun would hit. I'm one of these people that less is more. So I think by adding just a touch as a highlight to it. Whereas if you were to go and completely cover that white in sticklers and the glitter glue. I think it would be too much. And really I'm doing this towards the end of the card. It would be much easier to do it as you're working, especially if you're doing several of these cards, doing them in layers and then adding the articles. As you're letting the glue when you assemble them dry. But sometimes especially if you add like she put some up here, especially if you add your stimulus a little bit to fix. Sometimes it takes a really long time to dry and I didn't want to be waiting too long for it to dry. So just a little bit on there. And then that can dry. And there we go. We've got two different versions of the same card. Again, the only difference is the different colors of card stock that we have dicot. But the great part about that is that you can make your card kinda go with whatever season you want. This one here, I also added some glitter to the trees. This one here I did it. I can absolutely go back and add them. Once I did this, I didn't really think it added too much to the trees. It's a personal preference thing again. But you could do this as a winter card, you could do that as a masculine card, birthday card, that sort of thing. There we go. We're all done. 13. Winter Wonderland Step Card Class Thank You: Thank you so much for joining me for this car class. I hope you found it valuable and learned a lot throughout the whole process. If you had any questions or solar, are unsure about something, please get in touch with me and let me know. I'm happy to help at anytime. And if you wouldn't mind taking a moment, please take a moment to read the class and let others know how you found it. Hope you have a great day.