Monday, September 6, 2021

Hey there...

Hey there!

It's day two of previews for the September release coming to the Hello Bluebird store on Wednesday, September 8th at 7pm MST. With so many great new stamps and dies each preview day is sure to delight and inspire! You'll definitely want to check out the Hello Bluebird blog to see all of the amazing cards from my fellow DT members and leave a comment for a chance to win a gift certificate to the HB store

My card today once again features several new items, starting with the Nesting A7 dies. The largest die in the set creates a 5''x7'' card front for those times when you need some extra room in your design. The stamp set I am using today is called, Tree Neighbors and there is so much in this set including a tall tree trunk, perfect for slimline cards or A7 like this one. The first adorable critter that drew me in was the opossum hanging upside down. From there I was inspired to pull all of the nocturnal animals included in the set and color in a night scene. Because the A7 size left me with a lot of open space on the right hand side of my card I pulled out the older Country Roads background stamp and inked up only the large tree using london fog ink. After a bit of masking I also added the distant hillside from the Storybook Friends set into the background. This gave me a foreground, midground and background that really set the scene quite beautifully. The large 'hey there' is from the new Big Greetings set and I die cut it out using the set's coordinating dies. I then paired that with one of the smaller sentiments in the Fly A Kite set completing my design. 

Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you come back tomorrow for day three of the Hello Bluebird previews.  :) 

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Tree Neighbors, Big Greetings, Country Roads Background , Fly A Kite and Storybook Friends)
ink- Memento rich cocoa, london fog, Versamark watermark and Catherine Pooler blue suede shoes
Hero Arts detail white embossing powder

Hello Bluebird Big Greetings coordinating dies
Hello Bluebird Nesting A7 dies

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:

tree- E71, E74, E77, E79, E23, E47, G43, G94, G99
sky- G20, G0000, G000, G00, B52, B45, B37, B39
ground- G00, B52, B45, B97, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, G43, G94, G99
second tree- B45, B97, E42, E43, B52, BG93, BG99

mushrooms- B45, B63, B66, E81, E84
owl- E50, E42, E43, E53, E55, E31, YR23

opossum- N0, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, E40, R000, R20, E21, R30
raccoon- W1, W3, W4, W5, W7, C0, C1, E40, E41, E42

fox- C1, C3, E50, R30, YR21, YR14, YR27, E07, E18, E19