Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hummingbird Thanks

Hi Classy friends!  It's Holly posting today, and I'm sharing a spring-y card with a shimmery hummingbird on it.

I started out by die cutting the hummingbird from the Tiny Things with Wings die set (Cheery Lynn Designs) using white cardstock.  When I thought about how to color it, I immediately knew I wanted to pull out my Twinkling H2O's.  I colored the beak with an orange Copic marker first and added a tiny little black dot for the eye with a black Copic marker.  Then I pulled out my Think Pink collection of Twinkling H2O's and decided on my colors.  I used a touch of the Dreams Bloom color (pink) and applied it to the belly, and then I used the Lucky Apple color (green) on the rest of the hummingbird.

While that was drying, I set about creating the rest of my card.  I die cut the Ankara Lace Doily with white cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Stampavie's Celebrate stamp set with some gray ink directly in the center of the doily.  I thought black ink would be too harsh - I was going for a softer, spring-like feel for my card.

I stamped the pale pink background layer with the fabulous Gingham - Cover-a-Card stamp (Impression Obsession) and then adhered the white doily to this gingham layer.  This was then layered with a white layer and then adhered to a darker pink card base.  

I had the most fun cutting out all the flowers and then mixing and matching to get a combo that I liked.  You should have seen my pile of daisies!  So much fun!!  I die cut a bunch of orange, pale pink, and darker pink daisies from two different daisy dies.  The larger daisies are from the Daisy Strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and the smaller daisies from the Darling Daisies die (Cheery Lynn Designs).  I layered the daisies together and then used some white brads to hold them in place.

The leaves are die cut from the Rose Leaf Strip (Cheery Lynn Designs) from white cardstock.  I colored them with the same Lucky Apple Twinkling H2O paint (Think Pink collection) that I used on the hummingbird.  I love this wonderful shimmery paint - it looks awesome on the hummingbird and the leaves!  You can see the great shimmer in the close-up picture below. 

I glued down the leaves and the flowers making sure I didn't cover up the sentiment, and then I glued the hummingbird above the flowers and sentiment.  I love how these flowers look against the doily and the gingham background!
Such a classy card!!  Thanks, Holly!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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1 comment:

Debbie said...

What a pretty card! The colors are just perfect for Spring. I never used the Twinkling H2O product but you can see the shimmer. It's gorgeous!