Friday, April 16, 2021

Hello friend...


I'm still having fun playing with the new background stamps from Hello Bluebird and this time around I decided to ink up the Birch Trees Background. Rather than use them on an A2 sized card front and fill the entire background with these fun tree trunks I grabbed the Gallery Frame #5 slimline die. This gave me plenty of room down below to add a sweet bird and bunny from the Meadow Bunnies set. With the way the background stamp inks up I used a variety of yellows and greens from Catherine Pooler to stamp it. I then used a blender brush to extend the green all the way to the bottom of the card. Once the ink was dry I used my Copic markers right over it to add the grassy details and extra shading to really make it look seamless. The bunny and bird were stamped on the green base as well, then stamped again on an extra piece of card stock so I could color and fussy cut them out so they could be glued right on top of the grass. I also added some simple Copic coloring to the tree trunks so they blend in with the rest of the scene. The quick addition of a die cut sentiment and I have a bright and cheery card ready to mail out. :)


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Birch Trees Background and Meadow Bunnies set)
ink- Memento rich cocoa, Catherine Pooler limoncello, sauna, garden party, lime rickey and melon ice

Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #5
Hello Bluebird Hello Friend Words die
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:
butterflies- Y13, Y15, Y18, Y26

grass/leaves- YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67, G94
bird- Y11, Y02, Y21, Y26, YR04, R30
bunny- E40, E41, E42, E53, E55, E44, R000, R30

trees- E81, E47, YG17, YG61, YG67



Claire said...

Perfect. I never thought of shading my stamping. What a great addition to my techniques. Thank you for sharing

Fikreta said...

Beautiful card.