The Jungle King stamp set is a favourite of mine from the new release. I’ve teamed it with the new Safari Horizontal Scene die. Although this is a slimline die, I’ve used it in a way that works with my love of white space.
I began by stamping the images from the Jungle King stamp set, using a brown memento ink, the colouring them with copic markers (colours listed at the end of this post). I then die cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also coloured an additional tree, using the Safari Tree die set.
Next, I worked on the background. I die cut the Safari Horizontal Scene die from white card. I used distress oxides to blend on colour to each layer. For the sky, I used a piece of watercolour patterned paper. I also blended an extra piece of white card to create more ground.
I adhered the pieces to a thin piece of paper, then adhered that to the ground and sky pieces to create the full background.
The background looks lovely like this, but I wanted to cut it down to get a different look. I used one of the Hill and Dale dies to get a wavy edge. I then adhered the left hand side to a 5×7 card base.
I adhered the images to the card, using foam tape for the lions and the tree tops.
For the sentiment, I die cut letters using the Jane Small Alpha, adding colour with copic markers. I added two additional die cut layers behind each layer, before adding them on to the card.
The second part of the sentiment is from the Jungle King stamp set. I stamped it with the brown memento ink, then cut into a sentiment strip. I added a strip of card behind, which I’d coloured with the same copic markers as the letters above, to help it stand out.
About this card
- Card base: 5 x 7”
- Hello Bluebird Stamps: Jungle King
- Hello Bluebird Stand-alone Dies: Safari Horizontal Scene, Safari Tree, Jane Small Alpha, Hill and Dale
- Distress Oxides: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Pumice Stone, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
- Lions: face & body – YR30-31 YR24; mane – YR24, E97-99; cheeks – R20-22; ears – R20 R30
- Trees: YG03 YG25 YG17 YG67 E55-59
- Rock: N1-N5
- Grass: YG01-03 YG25
- Letters: YR14-18