Monday, May 23, 2022


It's Monday, so that means I have a new Bundle to share with you this week.  The bundle is called Heron Habitat.

I love making cards that include water scenes, so this bundle is right up my alley!

For today's card I combined it with the Layering Diorama Dies.  These dies always make me think of water.  Maybe because their shape looks like a pond or a lake.

To create the scene inside of the Diorama cut-out, I masked the sky and then used a Blending Brush and Balmy Blue ink to create the water. Although it doesn't show well in the photo, once the water was the color I wanted, I added a few strokes of Clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle in the water.  

Once the water was completed, I masked the water and used So Saffron, Highland Heather, and Balmy Blue to blend the sky.

A layer of grass was adhered behind the Diorama cut out and then the two layers of Diorama Die Cuts were popped up over the water with dimensionals.  The Basic White layer was embossed with the In the Clouds embossing folder.

I stamped Henry the Heron with Crumb Cake ink and used my Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends to give him a little bit of color.  After he was standing next to the lake, Henry was feeling a little bit exposed standing there all by himself, so he asked that I hide his gangly legs behind some more grass and cattails.  He said that made him feel better!

Do you like the sparkly Blue Gems on the front of the card?  Are you wondering where they came from?  They were the free gift from Stampin' Up! for registering for the Creativity Now event on June 18.  Since I love sparkles, of course, I think these are beautiful.  Henry tolerated them.

To decorate the inside of the card, I first stamped a little grassy patch for Henry to stand on and then added Henry.

If you would like more details on how to make this card as well as all the cutting dimensions, you can download a free tutorial at this link.

With the exception of the Fine Sparkle Adhesive-Backed Gems which will not be available until July 2022, a complete list of the products I used for today's card is shown below.

Product List

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