Hello this is Nicky with you today, welcome to the Hello Bluebird blog!  I have an Easter card to hopefully inspire you with and for this project I’ve combined images from Spring Gatherings and Springtime – two stamp sets that work beautifully together.

The first step was to create the pastel plaid background panel which I did using a stencil kit in my stash.   I brushed on Distress Inks using Clarity Stencil Brushes for a super soft look with no hard edges.  I applied this panel to a white cardstock base.

I die cut the Gallery Frame #2 Die and used just the frame which I backed with foam tape and applied to the background.  I then used the Grassy Knoll die to create the section of grass which I delicately ink blended with Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio.  I stamped the sentiment and backed this portion with foam tape also and applied it within the frame.

On Copic friendly cardstock I stamped the images from the two stamp sets using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa.  I used an array of Copic markers to colour everything and then I die cut and applied them to the background using either a single or double layer of foam tape to achieve some fun depth.

Cheeks were highlighted with a white gel pen and I decided that no other embellishment was needed for this card.

Appreciate you stopping by to read today.  Happy crafting!

Nicky x