Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Otter Friends - Hello Bluebird

Hello Friends,

Thanks for stopping by the blog today to read about my latest card for Hello Bluebird Stamps using the stamp set Otter Friends from the most recent release.

My card started with a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I was going for a very dreamy pastel look so I was very careful to ink blend my watery backdrop very delicately.  I've used Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio, fading them away to nothing.  I ink blended using Clarity Stencil Brushes.  I then splashed water onto my project and blotted it up to give the speckled look.  I then die cut the panel to provide the faux stitched edge.

On more Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped out my otter images using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil.  I watercolour painted them using my Kuretake Zigs in Mid Gray No.096 and for the blushing cheeks Light Pink No.026.  The bulrushes were painted with Mid Green No.046 and Beige No.072.  Once die cut I decided upon my arrangement of the scene.  Satisfied with the layout I used the two 'wave' dies included in the companion die set to make openings to 'dip' each of my otters into and I applied the otters with a little dimensional foam tape in the head area of each.  I added some little fish.

I applied the card panel to the sturdy cardstock base and then stamped and applied the sentiment.  Lastly I reached for some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze and dotted in some dimensional droplets and set it aside to dry for a couple of hours.  Project complete!

I appreciate you stopping by, hope you enjoyed the card.  Until the next time, happy crafting!

Nicky x