Hi, this is Nicky with you today with a new card featuring the Besties stamp set which I have paired with the Oak Tree Scene die.   Read on for all the details!

I used an A2 panel of white,  110lb cover weight cardstock to die cut the Oak Tree Scene Die.   The reason I use such a nice sturdy cardstock is that it makes it so much easier to reassemble all the pieces without any warping which can lead to gaps and overlapping.   I also use this weight for my card bases because I just like to make a quality product that feels substantial when it is handled.

So, having die cut the scene I set about ink blending all of the separate pieces using Distress Oxide Inks, then I started to put it all back together again starting with glueing the frame piece to a panel of white cardstock and then filling in with all the other pieces starting with the grass portion at the bottom and building on that.

Now it was time to stamp the images I was using from the sweet Besties stamp set.  I stamped my images with Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and then coloured the images with the following Copic colours:-

Bear – BG18, BG57, BG13, BG32, R56, E43, E42, E41, E0000, W3, W2, W1 (the W’s are for shadow)

Bunny – BG18, BG57, YR31, Y21, E50, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00, R000

‘Daffodils’ – Y21, YR07, G24

Images were die cut using the coordinating dies, backed with dimensional foam tape and applied to the scene.  A white gel pen was used to polka dot bear’s shirt and one or two other points.

To finish up, I popped the finished panel in my Misti and stamped the sentiment twice for a nice clear image and then I used Copic markers to just add a few tufts of grass and texture and add some shadow under Bear and Bunny.   I attached the panel to my card base and decided a little wooden heart embellishment would be cute adhered above them and that was my finishing touch.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions at all because I would be more than happy to help.  Have yourself a beautiful day!