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. I didn’t think a green or bright blue would look right so choose Shaded Lilac. I went 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.
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Here is the list of products I used (and other useful products) to make this card.
STAMP, DIE & STENCIL
Avery Elle Hummingbird Stamp and Coordinating Dies
Catherine Pooler Designs Stencil – Square Dance
MARKERS & MISTS
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
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
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