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.

I then moved into the sentiment: the big wild word comes from Wild About You Words die (I cut it from some Craft Consortium Ink Drop paper) and the rest is from the recent Jungle King stamp.

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,