Hello friends, I hope you are enjoying the new background release by Hello Bluebird Stamps and perhaps you’ve picked up some of the older designs now that they are rereleased following a long wait.   My card today features the brand new scenic background stamp called ‘By The Sea’.    Sooo many of the Hello Bluebird stamp sets work with this background as you will probably have seen already from myself and the rest of the Design Team.

I stamped my card using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and took my time to colour the background scene with Copic markers.   I was sure to add the suggestion of the sun being behind the cloud because that is when the wind kicks up and I knew I’d want the mouse being swept in a wind gust.   I added dots of glimmer into the sand using copper and silver gel pens for added interest.


On Copic friendly cardstock again, I stamped my images from Fly A Kite with the same Memento Ink.  I coloured the images giving them a soft and sweet appearance using Copic markers, I then used the coordinating dies to die cut the images which I backed with dimensional foam tape and applied to the scene.

To complete the card and since I’d stamped in brown ink, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat embossed in white to a strip of brown cardstock.  Since the sand had a little glitter to it I decided no other embellishments were required and with that the card was complete.

I very much appreciate you stopping by the blog today and I hope you have lot of creative fun playing with your new purchases.   I’ll see you next time, take care, Nicky x