Handmade Cards, Hello Bluebird DT

Hello Bluebird Pond Builder

Today I’m sharing a card featuring a mix of fun Hello Bluebird products. I love how well the sets work together, allowing you to combine elements to make new scenes.

The idea for this card came from wanting to make a water hole scene for the Moose from Moose and Friends. The Pond Builder stand-alone die set is perfect for this and has everything you could need for a sweet scene.

I began by die cutting the Gallery Frame 2 die from white card. Before adhering the outer frame to my card base, I added a light blue distress oxide ink in to the top portion of the card base, for the sky area of my scene.

Next, I cut a piece of white card to fit inside the frame. I used a die from the Pond Builder stand-alone die set to cut the edge of the water, then added some distress oxide inks in blues, before flicking it with lots of water. I used the wave die from the same set to add a wave to the water.

Going back to my piece of white card, which now has the water edge cut out at the bottom, I added some green distress oxide for the grass. I used a Grassy Knoll die to add a grass edge to the top of it. The water and grass pieces will fit together in the frame on the card.

To add some more greenery to the card, I used a die in the Pond Builder stand-alone die set to cut some overhanging leaves to act as trees at the top. This die can be used for bushes or trees, so is very versatile. I added some green distress oxide ink to these pieces.

Next, I stamped and copic coloured images from Moose and Friends, and Otter Friends, die cutting them with the coordinating dies. I tucked the otter into the wave in the water, then added everything to my card. To finish, I stamped a simple greeting from Moose and Friends.

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