Hello friends! I'm beyond thrilled to be a guest designer for Hello Bluebird this month celebrating their fabulous new release! I'll be sharing projects for the next three days and then a few more over the next month! I ABSOLUTELY love Hello Bluebird and was so happy when my Mom gave me the Fairy Garden Stamp set a few years ago for my birthday. You can see my Hello Bluebird creations HERE that I've made over the years. As you can see, I don't have that many so I am THRILLED to be guest designing this month so I can use the entire new release! Yay!
My card for today uses the Summer Woods Scene Die and the new Pig Out stamp set! What I love in particular about this new set is that it has more than just pig images. I love the sweet bunnies and duck! To begin this card, I die cut the entire Summer Woods Scene out of white cardstock and then used Distress Oxide inks to color the trees, bushes, and grass. I inked up an 8 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch panel of white cardstock using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to create the sky. Once that was done, I added the trees, bushes, etc. back onto the panel using liquid glue and foam squares. I spritzed the entire panel with water to get the ink to oxidize and give the card added detail.
I colored all of the critters and accessories using an assortment of alcohol markers and added a bit of white gel pen details to the pigs to make them appear shiny. I used the coordinating Pig Out die set to cut out all of the critters and accessories that I used in this scene.
I added them to the panel using foam squares and liquid glue. Now, I didn't plan ahead of time where I would be putting my sentiment, but rather left it until the end. I decided I wanted to do a direct to paper sentiment in the hollow of the trees. I used one of my MISTIs with broken hinges, which was a MAJOR mistake because I ended up double stamping the sentiment slightly off-set. I wanted to CRY. After my initial shock of thinking I ruined the entire card and trying to add a circle sentiment, I got my wits about me and decided it would be easy enough just to re-cut that one panel, re-do the inking, stamp the sentiment and lay it back in using liquid glue! Crisis averted! I thought I had ruined the entire thing, but you can't tell AT ALL!
It was so fun to dust off my alcohol markers and do some coloring for this sweet summer/spring scene! I'm head-over-heels in love with this release! I can't wait to share what I have made, so make sure to join me again tomorrow for day 2 of the countdown! Thanks for fluttering by!