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!
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