Hello!   This is Nicky with you today and I’m sharing a slimline card that features both new and slightly older products.   Read on for all the details.

This card was made using the following Hello Bluebird products:-

Forest Friends stamp set

Forest Friends dies

Summer Woods Scene Die

Big Greetings stamp set

Big Greetings dies

I prepared a slimline panel from white cardstock that measured 8 inches x 3 1/2 inches and I used a stencil from my stash and ink blended the sky using Distress Oxide Ink in Dried Marigold.

I then used the Summer Woods Scene Die and die cut 110lb white cover weight cardstock.   I recommend the use of this weight of cardstock because it helps to avoid warping and I find that everything neatly fits back inside the frame.   I used Shabby Shutters Distress Ink on the grass, bushes and treetops and I used Distress Oxide Ink in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo for the tree trunks.

I backed the frame with glue and carefully set it down on the background and then put all the pieces back together again like a jigsaw puzzle, adhering with glue as I went.

I stamped the images from Forest Friends and coloured them with the following Copic markers:-

Foxes – E17, E15, T3, T1

Bunnies – E44, E43, E42, E41, E0000

Raccoon – T5, T4, T3, T2, T1, T0

Hedgehog – E44, E43, E42, T1, T0, R000

Toadstools – R29, R27, R24

Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and with the hedgehog I used a Pigma Micron Archival Ink pen in size 01 to add the very fine flicks that make him look spiky!   This pen was also used to accurately accentuate the eyes and noses of the animals.

Images were die cut using the coordinating dies and applied to the scene with foam tape.

My card was completed with the addition of a few sparkling clear sequins and the sentiment from Big Greetings was stamped with Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and die cut using the coordinating dies.   I also die cut 3 more times from scraps of white cardstock and glued those die cuts together in a stack finishing with the stamped image and this fit perfectly between the two trees.

I appreciate you coming to read the blog today, if you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to leave them under this post and I will be only too happy to respond to you.

Until the next time, happy crafting!