Author: Nicky Meek

Garden Friends and Deer Friend with Nicky

Hey there this is Nicky with you today and I’m happy you’ve come by to read about this card for Hello Bluebird Stamps.  For this card I’ve combined stamps from Garden Friends and Deer Friend. This is one of my slimline cards with finished dimensions of 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches to fit a standard size 9 envelope.  I also created a panel of the same dimensions that would later be applied to the card base.  I masked off the edges with washi tape and then softly ink blended that panel using Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade.  To...

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Storybook Friends with Nicky

Hello!  This is Nicky with you today and I’m happy to be sharing this no-line watercolour painted card using Storybook Friends which formed part of the most recent summer release. To make the card I firstly stamped the main background image that is included in the stamp set using Distress Ink in Antique Linen onto an A2 panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I watercolour painted this background using Kuretake Zigs in Green Shadow, Light Green and Pale Dawn Gray.  The sky was done using Haze Blue.   Once dry, I stamped the sentiment using Memento Ink in Fog and applied...

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Farmyard Little Bits with Nicky

Hi everyone it’s Nicky with you today and I’m sharing a new card made using the cute piglets from Farmyard Little Bits and which also uses the Stitched Tag Builder Die. My card started by using several of the shapes from Stitched Tag Builder to cut openings  in an A2 panel of white cardstock and then using a stitched edge die from my stash to finish out the edges.   I took the negative cuts from each window opening and ink blended them using Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar and Crushed Olive.  I backed the white panel with dimensional foam...

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Fly A Kite with Nicky

Hello and thank you for coming by the blog today to read about my latest card for  Hello Bluebird.  This card uses Fly A Kite from the most recent release. This card started with a panel of white cardstock.  I used one of  my cloud stencils and Distress Oxide In in Peacock Feathers to stencil/ink blend the background.  I also die cut another white panel twice with the Grassy Knoll Die and ink blended with Distress Oxide Ink in Spun Sugar.  Each piece was then simply die cut to provide the faux stitched edge. I backed the grass pieces...

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Fairy Garden and 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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