So, in celebration of SPRING (hopefully...finally...we need spring...), I'll start this new blog series with my brand new Hummingbird stamp set!
This is SUCH a fun set, I couldn't wait to start playing with it...
But first I had to narrow down exactly what I wanted to make. And, if you know me at all, you know I usually don't just do traditional. Nope. I usually try to find new ways to use materials or change up techniques so they have a new "spin". So, yep...you guessed it! I went renegade before I even opened the Hummingbird set packaging. LOL!And away I flew on another creative adventure!
When I went to grab my Strathmore Bamboo notecards, I accidentally grabbed a stack of the coordinating envelopes instead. That's when the light bulb went on and I decided to try making a card out of.....an envelope.
After carefully opening up the envelope and trimming off edges with remnants of adhesive, I opening it up flat on my stamping table. Then I stamped the hummingbird and lily cluster on the left panel, using Clearsnap Wicked Black Archival ink, as shown:
I continued stamping lily clusters and other floral elements from the set as shown:
Next step was to color the images using a combination of Derwent watercolor pencils and markers.
I loved the way the colors harmonized so well but...it just needed a finishing touch. I wanted to keep it simple so I added a simple gold trim on the underside of the left panel and a simple pink cord along the edge on top . Beacon's Fabri-tac Adhesive made it super easy!
This Hummingbird set can be used in SO many different ways...this is just one of them.
Here is the finished project!!!