Two ways with Avery Elle’s Hummingbird stamp by Alison

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Hi it’s Alison again. Today I have chosen to show a technique with stamps and watercolour markers that might be new to some of you.


I cut two pieces of Bristol smooth card so that they measured 4 x 6 inches. I then chose the flowers and hummingbird stamps and positioned them in my Tim Holtz stamp platform.


Then using my zig clean colours, as listed, I coloured directly on the stamp. Following the design to know which colour to do each part – e.g. leaves green, flowers purple etc.


After colouring I lightly sprayed the piece of card with water and stamped the image. Dry this with a heat gun but do not clean the stamp. I then removed this piece from the platform and replaced it with the second piece of card. This time I sprayed the stamps lightly without re-inking and stamped. This gives a much softer image. Again dry with a heat gun.


When the first image was completely dry, I put it back in my stamping platform and carefully repositioned the stamps over it. It doesn’t have to be completely exact but as near as you can get it. I then inked the stamps with versafine smokey grey and stamped over my watercolour image to give it a little more definition.


Then I chose my sentiment from Avery Elle’s Floating Wishes stamp set and positioned it using my stamp platform. I stamped it using versafine onyx black. I did this for both pieces. I then may and layered this with a dark grey card into a 5×7 card blank.





Avery Elle – Hummingbird Stamp

Avery Elle – Floating Wishes Stamp



Versafine Onyx Black & Smokey Grey



Strathmore Bristol Smooth

Bazzill Marshmallow 5×7 card blank

American Crafts Jewel Paper Pad – dark grey card



Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers

– 051 lemon yellow, 040 green, 047 may green, 061 light brown, 081 light violet, 031 cobalt blue, 080 violet, 083 lilac



Tombow Mono Liquid glue



Tim Holtz stamp platform

Tim Holtz 8.5 Guillotine

Distress Spray bottle

Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer

Heat Gun


  1. Emma Goddard
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    These are absolutely gorgeous, love the stamps, thanks for sharing in the All Things Crafty… Facebook Group xx

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