Hello Sunny friends. It’s Bobbi sharing a Panda Party in the forest! Panda bears are known to live in the mountainous, bamboo forests of China and feast on bamboo. Did you know that in a single day, a panda can eat between 20 to 30 pounds of bamboo? After learning this, I decided to surround these cute bears in their favorite habitat, a rocky environment surrounded by bamboo. I’m using the new Panda Party stamp set and coordinating dies by Sunny Studio Stamps.
To create this A2-sized card, I used Neenah 80lb cardstock for the card base and card front panel. I blended on green ink using Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger in Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint and Rustic Wilderness. I used blender brushes to apply green all around the outer edge of the card front panel. Next, I free-handed some simple bamboo trees/plants to the background using Copic Markers in YG99, YG95, YG93, (for the trunks) E44 (branches) and YG67 (leaves).
To create a foreground area for my pandas, I added a grassy border at the bottom of the front panel. This also allowed me to tuck in some rocky surfaces behind the grassy area. I hand cut rocks from two colors of gray and hand cut the tall grasses.
Every party needs some pandas so I added in a number of the bears to the scene. Colorful party hats and pennant banners decorate the party scene in vivid blues, yellows, and oranges. I used YR09, YR68, B05, B04, B02, Y15, Y08, C3 and C1 Copic colors. I had an open space in the middle and thought the one side-standing bear should have a balloon in hand so I used red cardstock and punched out a 3/4″ circle and added shadowing, highlights and a string using my white Gelly Roll pen, black marker and Copic R29 marker.
This set has some really panda-themed, unique and fun sentiments so I added a couple inside to finish this card. I had an extra panda and banner so I added both above the phrases to keep the fun going inside, too!
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