Hello everyone! Leanne here and I have a sweet slimline card to share today that combines stamped images with die cut shapes. If you are a fan of slimline card trend and like to add some fun layers to your designs, then I can’t recommend the new Gallery Frame #5 die set enough. It’s such a good versatile set that can be used with so many different Hello Bluebird images.

The Gallery Frame #5 die set includes some really cute mushroom and floral shapes. I die cut mine from white card stock and then used a blending brush and Distress Oxide inks to color them. When ink blending color onto small die cut pieces, I place them on a sticky mat to hold them down. I start blending on color at the bottom of the die cut and work upward. I always add some highlight lines to my colored die cuts with a white Gelly Roll 08 pen.

Below is a list of the Distress inks I used for each die cut piece and the background panels.

  • Tumbled Glass – sky
  • Bundled Sage – grass & flower leaves/stems
  • Abandoned Coral – mushroom tops
  • Tea Dye – mushroom stems
  • Wild Honey – yellow flowers
  • Worn Lipstick – pink flowers

The birds, bee, and little worm are from the Garden Party stamp set. I stamped with Gina K Amalgam Obsidian Ink and then colored with Copics.

  • blue bird bodies – BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18
  • bird belly & face – R20, YR30
  • violin – E40, E41, E43, E44
  • bee – Y21, Y23, Y26, E31, BG10
  • worm – YG61, YG63, YG67