Hi Bluebird Friends, Sara here!
Today it’s my turn over the Hello Bluebird Blog and I have a “Wild about you” card to show you, featuring some of the recent released items as well as some previous ones.
I wanted to pair the recent Safari Horizontal Scene Die with the older Portrait Pals: I think that the bigger giraffe was perfect to use in a foreground. I also knew that it would have been a love card, so I used the mirror stamping technique to mirror that giraffe and create the couple. I firstly started creating the two giraffes, coloring them with sligtly different tones of Copics:
- Left giraffe: Y35 – YR31 – Y32 – YR30 | E57 – E35 – E55
- Right giraffe: E43 – E42 – Y32 – E41 | E47 – E44 – E43
I then cut them out with Portrait Pals coordinating dies and moved into the background.
When I want to Copic Color those type of scene die, I usually cut them from Neenah Solar White 110, which is a really thick cardstock. I then carefully color every single cut piece with the colors listed below:
- Ground: YG25 – YG21 – YG95 – YG93 – YG91 – E32 – YR07 – E97
- Tree: E18 – E19 – E08 | YG97 – YG95 – G46
- First step of hills: Y35 – Y32 – Y11
- Second step of hills: BV00 – BV000 – W2
- Third step of hills: BV02 – BV00 – BV000 – W02
Since I wanted to use that scene on a vertical A2 panel with a bigger portion of sky, I took an A2 white panel of the same Neenah 110lb cardstock and I added some strokes with YR61 – B000 – YR20 – RV91 for the sky. When I was happy with the result, I glued down all the scene die cut pieces following a diagonal line and I also attached the two giraffes with foam tape. To “finish” the look, I cut a 0.25″ strip of patterned paper and I attached it under the scene.
To finish the card, I added two heart droplets over the giraffes: I had some clear droplets, but I decided to color the back of them using Copic YR18 to match the colors of my design. And here’s the finished look!
Thanks for stopping by, I really hope you will like the inspiration!
Hugs from Italy,