One of my friends loves tigers, so when I saw that Lesley had created the Two by Two Zoo Animals stamp set with the striped felines in, this design immediately came to mind! Paired with a few older products and the Happy Birthday Jumbo Sentiment Dies, this is the perfect birthday card for my tiger prints loving friend!
Tiger Prints Birthday Card Tutorial
I started out with the background for this card, inking on some Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles Distress Ink over the UnbeLEAFable stencil a panel of Kiwi Crush cardstock. This gave me a great backdrop to add some more foliage using the Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree, Amazonian Leaves and the Freshly Cut Grass dies. I made sure to vary the colours to build up the scene layers.
I die cut some kraft cardstock with the Freshly Cut Grass dies, blending on some Ground Expresso Distress ink to add some dimension. I also used a couple of brown Copic markers to add some dot detail and texture, particularly in the shadow areas of where the tigers would go.
I stamped out and coloured the two tigers from the Two by Two Zoo Animals stamp set, selecting some bright oranges to contrast with the greens in the background. I die cut these with the coordinating dies.
And now for the most creative part – the tiger print sentiment! I die cut a piece of Pumpkin Patch carstock with the Happy Birthday Jumbo Sentiment die, blending on some Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink in a gradient. To give it that tiger stripe look, I used two grey Copic markers to add in the stripes right across the sentiment. I think the end look is striking! I used a white background to help distinguish it from the background and tie in the die cut tigers.
The final touch was to add a white heat embossed sentiment from the Wild at Heart Sentiment stamps.
I love how this latest release really rounded out the Heffy Doodle product line to give us multiple scene building freedom!
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Heffy Doodle Two By Two Zoo Animals stamps (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Two By Two Zoo Animals dies (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Happy Birthday Jumbo Sentiment dies (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Freshly Cut Grass Dies (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Wild at Heart Sentiment stamps (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Amazonian Leaves dies (Heffy Doodle, Simon Says Stamp*)
Heffy Doodle Tree-mendous Peekaboo Dies (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle UnbeLEAFable Stencil (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Alcohol Marker Friendly Cardstock A5 (Heffy Doodle, Simon Says Stamp*)
Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink (Seven Hills Crafts, Simon Says Stamp*)
Heffy Doodle Mini Die Cutting Machine (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Glubert Craft Glue (Heffy Doodle)
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