Welcome to our For the Birds Scrap ‘N Stamp blog hop for September! Time has flown, so it’s time for the birds to fly, too. This month’s blog hop is all about birds – any kind, doing what birds do. I’m sure you’ll enjoy all of the amazing projects each of us in the Design Team have created, so let’s get started.
FOR THE HUMMINGBIRDS
Luckily for us here where I live in B.C., we have hummingbirds all year long! I love to watch them come to the feeder that I have strategically placed outside the window in my kitchen. And yes, my desk does just *happen* to be at this window! I did take some artistic license with the colours of the hummingbirds on my card, and yes, I know that they aren’t usually attracted to wisteria. But hey – it’s my card, so I did what worked!
Aren’t they so pretty?! I wish that I could try capture the iridescent shimmer that their feathers have, in real life.
Start with a panel of smooth white cardstock. Lay the Wisteria stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW) over the top. The stencil is a large 6″ x 6″, so I just positioned it to leave enough room for my hummingbirds. Next, use a blending tool to apply Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks through the stencil. Now, remove the stencil, and position the two hummingbird stamps from the Impression Obsession Spring Elements stamp set where you want them. Stamp the birds in Nocturne ink, and then cover in clear embossing powder. Heat set the powder with a heat tool. Now you’re ready to colour the hummingbirds! I chose some of my Copic markers, and then added some gold highlights with a Gelly Roll pen. You can see the highlights a bit better in the close up photo, below.
In real life, when you turn the cardstock, the gold ‘flashes’, just like the colours in the real birds!
For the sentiment, use the MFT Sweet Hello die and cut the word from the Memory Box Graceful Garden glitter cardstock pack. Layer your front panel onto the same glitter cardstock with foam tape, and then glue it all down to a bright green card base. Attach the die cut sentiment with liquid glue, or glue dots.
This is such a pretty card, that I think can be used for just about any occasion.
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Before you head over to see the amazing project Lindsey has in store for you, be sure to leave a comment on my post, here. Every comment that you leave on each post gets you automatically entered to WIN a $50 Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp! Plus, you can shop this weekend for markers and pens at 20% OFF! This does include Copic, Zig, Tombow and more, so it’s the perfect time to stock up! This sale ends Sunday. If you’re shopping for regular priced items, be sure to use my Designer Discount Code 10DEB at checkout, for 10% OFF your order. (can’t be combined with other coupons or sale items).
Below is a list of all of the posts in the Hop for you to visit. Just click on Lindsey’s name, below mine, to keep going.
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