Author: Nicky Meek

Springtime and Spring Gatherings with Nicky

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...

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Garden Friends with Nicky

Hi everyone, this is Nicky back with you today and I’ve got a fresh new card featuring the popular Garden Friends stamp set. To create this card I first made the background by ink blending Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Iced Spruce, then splashing it with Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet and my Kuretake Starry Watercolors – I used the iridescent white shade – so pretty!   This panel was attached to a 110lb white cardstock base and set to one side. Using the Gallery Frame #4 die I cut the frame from 110lb white cardstock, I backed it with...

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Mixing Up Hello Bluebirds Pig Stamp Sets with Nicky

Hello everybody and happy new year!  I’m first up on the blog this year and mixing up my Hello Bluebird stamp sets.   The pig stamp sets have always been amongst my very favourites, they are scaled to work together seamlessly and so I created this colourful birthday card. To create this card I first ink blended a panel using Distress Oxide Ink in Blueprint Sketch and another panel using DI in Crushed Olive.  The sky was splashed with water droplets which I quickly blotted up and the grass portion splattered with more Crushed Olive ink.  The sky portion was...

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Cocoa Party with Nicky

Hello friends this is Nicky with you today and I’m sharing a new card featuring the sweet Cocoa Party stamp set from the October release.  For this card I wanted to bring in minty greens and peppermint pinks as befits the theme of the featured stamp set. To make this card I grabbed a panel of white cardstock and ink blended it with Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio.  I splashed on some water and blotted it up for a little distressing and then splattered on some metallic pearl white watercolour paint and set the panel aside to dry...

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First Snow with Nicky

Hello it’s Nicky with you today!  I have a new card for Hello Bluebird Stamps featuring the adorable stamp set called First Snow.  Also used in this project is the Hill and Dale die for the snow hills and the sentiment is from Typed Christmas. To make this card I created the background using Copic markers then splattered it with white acrylic paint and finally I applied large drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Simply White.  This was set aside to dry for several hours.  Once dry I die cut two hills using Hill and Dale.  These were applied to the background panel after...

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