Hello everyone, welcome to the Hello Bluebird blog, this is Nicky with you today with a new card made using products from the recent July release and I’ve created a sweet Serengeti inspired scene for a fun birthday card.
My project uses the following Hello Bluebird products:-
Jungle King Die
Safari Scene Die
Safari Tree Die
I absolutely love making scene cards and Hello Bluebird’s scene dies always help you to set the scene. I strongly recommend that you use 110lb cover weight cardstock when creating with these scene dies as the cardstock is more rigid which means there’s less flex and therefore all the pieces go back together without gaps or perhaps worse … running out of space!! Most important is to glue/lay down the frame carefully. If that is right everything else will fit together like an easy jigsaw puzzle.
So, I die cut the Safari Scene Die from 110lb cover weight cardstock and glued my frame piece to a slimline panel. I then set about ink blending all of the parts. Here are my Distress Oxide ink combinations:-
Sky – Speckled Egg, Shaded Lilac
Mountains – Shaded Lilac , Rustic Wilderness
Acacia Treetops – Iced Spruce, Rustic Wilderness
Acacia Trunks – Tea Dye, Vintage Photo
Ground – Tea Dye, Rustic Wilderness
Sun – Scattered Straw
All parts were glued inside the frame. I also die cut an additional Acacia Tree from the Safari Tree Die and applied it with foam tape.
I stamped the images I’d be needing from Jungle King using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and I coloured the images using the following Copic markers:-
Lion’s manes – E44, E57, E43
Lion’s bodies – Y26, E31, E41, E40, R22, R20, R00
Crown – Y26, Y17, Y13, Y06
Rock – W4, W2, E31
Grasses – YG45, G12, G20
Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and then I die cut using the coordinating dies. The grasses were applied with glue to the background scene and the lions were added with dimensional foam tape, as was the rock. I glued the crown to the snoozing lion at a playful angle ….. he’s all partied out!!!
Last but not least I stamped the sentiment on a strip of cardstock and applied it with foam tape too and with that the card was done!
I appreciate you stopping by today, if you have any questions then please leave me a comment below and I’ll be happy to answer you.
Make today a crafty one!