Hello Bluebird – Merry Pigs

Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Day 1 of the Hello Bluebird Release Showcase!  The Hello Bluebird team is sharing a card everyday for the next four days and today’s focus is on the new Merry Pigs set!  

My card today is a simple one.  I took a look at the sentiments and felt that only ONE pig was appropriate (that’s my interpretation, anyway).  Nicky Meek created a long card for today using all of the pigs and she did a wonderful job with her take on the set.  To start, I stamped and colored the images using Copic markers.  Copic colors used:  E0000, E000, R20, G24, G46, BG13, BG49, E34, E27, C2, C5, R24, R39, Y13.

After coloring and cutting, I set the images aside to work on the background.  Using the Hill and Dale die set, I cut a little hill for the bottom of my card and added clear lacquer to the top of the hill and added fine iridescent glitter to it to give it some sparkle.  For the background, I ink-blended shaded lilac, Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch over light pink cardstock.  This is my new favorite thing to do – ink-blending over a light cardstock – it makes it glow if you’re not too heavy-handed towards the center.

I waited for the ink-blended panel to dry (you can also apply some heat), I applied anti-static powder to the enter panel and embossed the sentiment and snowflakes using white embossing powder.    I added the glittered hill panel and attached the image with foam tape.  To finish the card, I added white gel accents over the image and used it to add varying sizes of dots over the background to create snow specks.  I hope you enjoyed that project!  Be sure to return tomorrow for the next release showcase!

XOXO,

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SUPPLIES:

*NOTE:  To view wherethese items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SSS forSimon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, etc.).  Affiliate links may be used (at no additionalcost to you) – thank you for your support!

HB Merry Pigs
HB Merry Pigs

HB Merry Pigs
HB Hill and Dale
HB Hill and Dale
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST | ScrapbookPal
LF Chunky Glitter
LF Chunky Glitter
HMSB | EH | SSS | LF
Sakura White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll
HMSB | AMZN
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 1
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 1
EH | SBPal | SSS

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 3
EH | SBPal | SSS
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
HMSB | EH | SSS
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Pink Pirouette Cardstock (retired)
Pink Pirouette Cardstock (retired)

Wagner Heat Tool
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
HMSB | EH | SSS
HA White Embossing Powder
HA White Embossing Powder
HMSB | SSS | EH
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
HMSB | EH | SSS
Absorber
Absorber
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI
HMSB | EH | SSS | MSP
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
HMSB | EH | SSS

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