Hello everyone and a warm welcome to the Hello Bluebird blog, this is Nicky with you today and I’m sharing a card using the Cozy Burrow Scene Die and I’ve paired it with Cozy Christmas Eve the new stamp set.  Please read on for how this was created.

To kick things off I die cut the Cozy Burrow Scene from smooth white cardstock which is best for ink blending.   I ink blended all the parts using Distress Oxide Inks.  Before putting the pieces back together again I first glittered the tree trunk and the snowy ground and once it had dried I added a product called Snow-Tex on top.  I just dab it on with a fingertip.  This gives a crusty and glittery look which is really quite yummy.  You can speed up the drying process by using a mini desk fan like I do.

So then, all the parts were glued down within the frame which I had attached to a white panel.  I also ink blended the fireplace parts which I backed with foam tape and applied but the actual roaring fire is glued directly so that it appears to have some nice depth and dimension.  I coloured up the grate and log and flames with Copic markers and glued them into position.  I added some Copic colour to some of the brick die cuts and applied them in a random pattern.

Next up I stamped the images from Cozy Christmas Eve using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa.  I used Copic markers to colour everything in a limited colour palette that would compliment the background scene.   Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and then die cut.  Some images were adhered directly and others were added with foam tape to further build dimension.

All that was needed to finish up the card was to stamp the sentiment from Cozy Christmas Eve to a strip of cardstock and attached that with dimensional foam tape and I used Stickles Glitter in Diamond to add glittery sparks to the lovely fire and some sparkle to the Holly berries on the mantlepiece too.

I hope you enjoyed my card and that this helps you to understand how to use the burrow die and create your own magical scenes which I look forward to seeing in the coming days and weeks.  I believe this die can be reinterpreted year round for a lovely home for all of the burrow dwelling animal images that Hello Bluebird has brought us.

Happy crafting everybody!