Tuesday, August 9, 2022

You float my boat...

Hello, hello!

The new summer release is coming to the Hello Bluebird store Thursday, August 11th at 7pm MST which means it is time for the team to start sharing previews of all the amazing new stamps and dies. Over these next three days leading up to the release you will want to check out the Hello Bluebird blog to see all of the gorgeous inspiration from my fellow DT members and leave a comment for a chance to win a gift certificate to the HB store

My card today features the new Life is but a Dream stamp set, which includes adorable woodland critters canoeing down stream and another boat-full who are out fishing, as well as a whole slew of fish and birds and other scenery builder images. The awesome river background is a change of pace from my usual way of creating a scene because this time I've used the new North Fork Slimline Scene die to do all the heavy lifting for me. I simply used the die with a sheet of Catherine Pooler white card stock and began coloring all of the individual pieces using Copic markers. The only panel from the die that I replaced was the river itself, because I wanted my canoe, fish and ducks stamped right onto it. So I stamped them on a separate piece of card stock, colored them, then used a ruler to mark the top water line, which I then fussy cut along as well as the top half of the critters in the boat. I gotta say... I had a lot of fun stepping outside of my crafty comfort zone with this card! 

Well, thanks so much for stopping by. Check back tomorrow for day two of the Hello Bluebird previews.  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Life is but a Dream)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and london fog
Hello Bluebird North Fork Slimline Scene die

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:

sky- BG000, BG72, BG53

grass/dirt- YG00, YG01, YG03, G43, G24/E30, E31, E33

trees/frame- E55, E57, E59, YG67, BG96, BG99

moose- E50, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, R30, E81, E84, T3, T6, T8

beaver- E11, E13, E23, E27, E59
bear- E31, E33, W4, W5, W6, W8, R30
canoe/oars- YG21, YG23, YG17, YG97, Y13, Y18, Y26, E33, E35, E44
ducks- E31, E34, E42, E43, E57, YG13, G14, G07, BG05, BG07, YR16, YR27

fish- YG11, BG11

rocks/grass- N1, N3, N4, N5/YG23, YG17, YG67


luvmycards.blogspot.com said...

Adorable scene Amy! Is the launch Sat the *13th* or Thursday the *11th*...Just making sure I don't miss this great die!

TerriLynn said...

Adorable. I really love that die & the stamped & colored images. Beautiful coloring.

Natalie said...

I love your coloring so much! I just discovered your FB and blog. I've followed you on YT for a minute though. The mommy and daddy duck are brilliant! I love how your fish and the oars seem as if they're underwater. You just amaze me how you can bring a set to life!