Tea Cups and Hummingbirds

For today’s Step by Step, is all about Hummingbirds and Tea Cups. My uncle contacted me after Mother’s Day to make him a Mother’s Day card for his godmother. I wrote out a list of ideas and sent them to him and the Humminbird and Tea Cup card was his choice. I used the Simon Says Stamp ‘Take Heart’ stamp set to make this card. This was a fun card to create and I hope you’ll follow along!

I stamped the image using my MISTI that way I would have it lined up perfectly on the Bristol and if it didn’t stamp correctly the first time, I could stamp it again. I didn’t use my usual Versa Fine Onyx Black ink but instead I used my Hero Arts Intense Black ink, which is a dye ink.

I colored my images with my Arteza Real Brush Pens and I used water brushes to pull the color out as well as blend it out. I also used my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen in Glitter Gloss to color over the hummingbird to imitate how they shine when they fly. I also used the Nuvo pen to color over the cup handle and rim of the cup. Below is a shot of all of the shimmer.

I cut the Hummingbird square to 3 1/2″x3 1/2″, the pink panel to 4″x 5 1/4″, and the polka dotted paper to A2 size- 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. I used Scor Tape on the pink and polka dotted paper. On the hummingbird panel I used my 3M Foam Tape to pop up the image and to give some dimension.

I used a ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ sentiment from a Hero Arts stamp set and I stamped it using Versa Fine onto a piece of vellum. Since it was stamped on vellum, I heat set the sentiment with my WOW! Clear Embossing powder. I then put a brad on either side of the sentiment and that is where I hid my 1/8″ Scor Tape.

My uncle wanted a sentiment that I unfortunately don’t have, yet. So I practised and practised using my nicest printing to write ‘We Love You’. The first time I tried it on the card it went wrong. So, as you’ll see below, I cut a piece of pastel purple paper to slightly smaller than A2 size and I wrote the sentiment and then glued it on. Just in case I screwed up again. Below is the final card, I hope you like it!

That’s it for today! I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day and weekend. I’ll see you all on Thursday for another technique. Have a great week 😊

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