How To Colour A Hummingbird with Video

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HI, it’s Jeni popping in with a how to colour a hummingbird card with a corresponding video.  All the products I used to make this card are listed and linked below on the blog post and in the video description on YouTube.



My process in making cards is to pick a stamp set that I want to use and peel the stamps of the backer and place them on my card to figure out an arrangement. I keep all the cards pre cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and store them in Avery Elle Storage Pockets.



I stamped the flowers and hummingbird onto Bristol Smooth card and coloured with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers.  The colours I used will be listed at the bottom of this post. I did Google “Hummingbirds” and “Fuchsias” so I could check the colours and make sure that I got the colouring correct.  Hummingbirds come in lots of different colours. (And this is just a card – it doesn’t have to be realistic). Once the stamped images were coloured, I diecut them with the coordinating dies and put aside to work on the background.



I knew I wanted a soft colour to go behind the stamped images and I wanted a pattern instead of just a softly coloured card, but didn’t think a green or bright blue would look right so choose Shaded Lilac.  Blending all over the card with Distress Oxide in Shaded Lilac and a blending brush. I used the same Shaded Lilac Oxide ink with the blending brush to go over the Square Dance stencil and added more colour.  I used the iCraft Purple Tape to hold my stencil in place (and my dies when I sent my stamped images through the die cutting machine – it is amazing! Doesn’t rip your card after die cutting). To add some more interest to the background I tapped on the nozzle to get some small droplets of the Violet Lustre and Silver Smoke Nuvo Mica Mists.



The sentiment is usually the last thing I choose.  I wanted the sentiment to snug into the bird. So I trimmed my sentiment into a small banner and adhered it behind the bird.  The flowers, bird and sentiment are all popped up on foam tape.  I cut a teeny tiny little piece of foam to go behind the Hummingbird beak and placed the bird so that the bird is going to the bottom flower.


If you are a more visual person here is the corresponding video.


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Thanks for reading to the end of this post.  Let me know what you think about this card either in a comment here on the blog or over on YouTube. What colour would your Hummingbird be?


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Here is the list of products I used (and other useful products) to make this card.



Avery Elle Hummingbird Stamp and Coordinating Dies

Catherine Pooler Designs Stencil – Square Dance



Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers

Flowers: 27 Dark Pink, 202 Peach Pink. 200 Sugared Almond Pink

Base of petals: 25 Pink, 26 Light Pink

Leaves: 47 May Green, 41 Light Green

Bird: 32 Persian Blue, 36 Light Blue, 92 Blue Grey, 91 Light Grey

Nuvo Mica Mist Spray – Violet Lustre, Silver Smoke



Catherine Pooler Designs Ink – Midnight

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Shaded Lilac

Nuvo Dual Tipped Blending Brush



Strathmore Bristol Smooth

Bazzill Marshmallow (as card base)



Ranger White Foam Tape

Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

Tombow Xtreme Tape Runner



Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

iCraft Purple Tape

Ranger Non Stick Craft Sheet

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Tim Holtz Replacement Magnets

WRMK Precision Press Stamping Tool

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Avery Elle Storage Pockets

Cuttlebug Diecutting Machine & C Plate

Vintaj Wire Snips

Spellbinders Magnetic Pick Up Tool

Tim Holtz Mini Snips Scissors

Tonic Mini Guillotine

Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer




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