Wild About You Card

I love special edition boxes. And I love how Kindred Stamps does them.

That’s why when they came out with their “Part of a Pride” Limited Edition Box, I knew I had to have it, because all of the products in the box would only be available if you purchased the box.

I’ve played around with a handful of the images from this set, but there was something about the adult male lion image that I knew I wanted to make something special with him.

Sometimes I get sets and play with them immediately. Sometimes, they sit for weeks (months… none have gotten to the “years” potential, but stay tuned!). This set sat for weeks… and I was able to see some really fun examples of what people were doing. One thing that I loved seeing was what I’m going to call a “Savanna Sunset”, which is when the sky has an ombré from red to orange to yellow.

First, I colored my lion with Copic Markers, and was delighted with my color combination for his mane (E19, R37, R35), as I really wanted it to have a red color to it. I’ve also gotten fairly addicted to using Ranger Ink Glossy Accents wherever I can. So, you can see that the lion’s nose has some gloss to it.

Next, I cut an A2 card panel and 3 distress oxides (Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door). I took my Blending Brushes out and created what I think is a gorgeous ombre sunset background. I spritzed it with some water to make a spotted effect. I don’t usually have a logical reason for spritzing water, other than I just like the speckled look.

I then turned to my computer to design some savanna scenery to complement my card. I made 2 hilly panels, one with a sand-colored cardstock (foreground), and then a darker brown-colored cardstock with a tree (background).

I placed down the darker brown panel first. Then, I adhered my lion to the sand cardstock, and adhered them as 1 unit with foam tape to create further depth in the card!

For the envelope liner, I used a red patterned paper that was provided in the box (you get 12 sheets of custom designed 6″ x 6″ paper that match the box theme in your box!!), and paired it with a Paper Source Curry A2 Envelope.

And there you have it! I was super happy with how my final product turned out.

Do you have any special ink combinations that help create your perfect sky? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Crafting!

Justin

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