Tips & Tricks for Making Simple Scenes

I love making scenes on my cards. There are times I love to take my time, mask different images, die cut pieces, ink blend, etc. and really create intricate scenes. However, I don’t always have that kind of time. Today I want to share some of my tips and tricks for creating really simple and quick scenes! Be sure to watch the video below for all the details!

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There are several ways to make your scenes easy and quick to put together. The first is to have a plan. I like to use my stamps, lay them out on my panel to get a good idea of what I want to use in my scene and where I want it to go. I keep checking back to my design throughout the project so I’m not left with any surprises when I’m putting it together.

Another thing to consider with some of my scenes is what coloring medium I will be using. This will save you time in the long run and help you to choose the right ink to use! If you aren’t sure what medium you want to go with, try and choose an ink that will work with a variety of coloring mediums. On my first project, I still wasn’t sure what medium I would be using so I used Versafine Clair Ink in Nocturne to stamp my images from Gnome is Where the Heart Is stamp set.

Something else I really love to do to with my scenes is frame them. That’s what I did on the second card today. If you don’t have any frame dies you can easily make your own with nesting die sets. Be sure to watch the video for all the info! On this card I used the Blessed Harvest stamp set and to help let the simple scene shine, I used a frame to set it apart from the background.

My final tip I will leave you with is to not make anything more complicated than it needs to be! On my final card, I wanted to create a die cut scnene. Alot of times I would inlay separate pieces, to create a one layer background, however you don’t need to! I only die cut a few pieces through simple layering I was able to create what looked like a lot of dimension, but is really just one piece of foam! On this card I only used one stamp from the Turkey Talk set to create this scene!


Scene making can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! Simple scenes can be just as cute and not take a ton of time! I hope you all enjoyed the tips and tricks I like to use when creating my simple scenes!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my cards today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


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