Author: Nicky Meek

Fairy Garden with Garden Friends with Nicky

Hello!  This is Nicky back with you today and I’m delighted to be sharing this watercolour painted card using the Fairy Garden and Garden Friends stamp sets which formed a part of the Hello Bluebird Stamps new release that went live on April 16th! A panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock was ink blended with Distress Inks in Crushed Olive, Squeezed Lemonade and Broken China.   Water splashes were added and quickly blotted up and then I squished a little of the green ink onto my craft mat, I added a drop of water to loosen it and then splattered...

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Bee Happy with Nicky

Hi guys, this is Nicky back with you today and I’ve got a fun card using the Bee Happy stamp set.  This card also borrows the word ‘Smile’ from the newer Photo Stack die set! Let’s begin!  First off I grabbed an A2 panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock and I ink blended it with Distress Oxide in Dried Marigold and then I came in with Distress Ink in Wild Honey (seemed appropriate) and darkened around the edges, thus creating a lovely rich colour around the edges but a brighter focal point in the centre.  I use Bristol Smooth for...

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Party Parade with Nicky

Hello everybody, I am very happy to be here on the Hello Bluebird Stamp’s blog today sharing a card I made recently featuring the new Party Parade stamp set. To make this card I took an A2 panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock and I masked off a line above which I ink blended Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick.  I then moved the mask to above the original line and masked again only this time I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide.  I flicked some water splashes over the coloured panel and blotted them up a few seconds later to distress...

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Silly Birds with Nicky

Hi everybody this is Nicky with you today with a slimline card using a fun, older stamp set by Hello Bluebird called Silly Birds …. perhaps you have it?! Many of you seem to love this slimline format that I’ve been using a great deal lately. The finished dimensions for this card are 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Take a sheet of your cardstock and trim at 7 inches then score and fold at 3 1/2 (4 bar). You will have remaining cardstock from which you can cut your panel – I chose to cut mine at 8.2...

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Skating Together and Skating Pond Scene Die with Nicky

Hey Everybody!  Nicky back with you today with some inspiration from the most recent Hello Bluebird release.  I’m using the new Skating Together stamp set with a background created using the new Skating Pond Scene Die I stamped my Skating Together images onto Bristol Smooth cardstock using Archival Ink and watercolour painted them using Kuretake Zigs.  I highlighted some points and subtly glittered them using Stickles in ‘Crystal’.  I then fussy cut them out and set them to one side. My idea was that the characters are skating just as the sun is beginning to set in the early...

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