Monday, March 4, 2013

Twinkling Hummingbird Thanks

I was checking out the latest challenge (#70) on the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog, and they are using doilies this week.  They are also doing a Guest DT call, so I thought I'd put my name in the hat.  Who knows?  Maybe they will pick me for a fun guest spot???   :-)

I started this card by die cutting the hummingbird from the Tiny Things with Wings die set (Cheery Lynn Designs) using white cardstock. When I thought about how to color it, I immediately knew I wanted to pull out my Twinkling H2O's. I colored the beak with an orange Copic marker first and added a tiny little black dot for the eye with a black Copic marker. Then I pulled out my Think Pink collection of Twinkling H2O's and decided on my colors. I used a touch of the Dreams Bloom color (pink) and applied it to the belly, and then I used the Lucky Apple color (green) on the rest of the hummingbird.  The Twinkling H2O's tutorial from the 8-03 issue of Technique Junkies is a great resource on how to use these shimmery pots of paint.

While that was drying, I set about creating the rest of my card. I die cut the Ankara Lace Doily with white cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Stampavie's Celebrate stamp set with some gray ink directly in the center of the doily. I thought black ink would be too harsh - I was going for a softer, spring-like feel for my card.

I stamped the pale pink background layer with the fabulous Gingham - Cover-a-Card stamp (Impression Obsession) and then adhered the white doily to this gingham layer. This was then layered with a white layer and then adhered to a darker pink card base.

I had the most fun cutting out all the flowers and then mixing and matching to get a combo that I liked. You should have seen my pile of daisies! So much fun!! I die cut a bunch of orange, pale pink, and darker pink daisies from two different daisy dies. The larger daisies are from the Daisy Strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and the smaller daisies from the Darling Daisies die (Cheery Lynn Designs). I layered the daisies together and then used some white brads to hold them in place.

The leaves are die cut from the Rose Leaf Strip (Cheery Lynn Designs) from white cardstock. I colored them with the same Lucky Apple Twinkling H2O paint (Think Pink collection) that I used on the hummingbird. I love this wonderful shimmery paint - it looks awesome on the hummingbird and the leaves! You can see the great shimmer in the close-up picture below.

I glued down the leaves and the flowers making sure I didn't cover up the sentiment, and then I glued the hummingbird above the flowers and sentiment. I love how these flowers look against the doily and the gingham background!

If you'd like to go shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such, please feel free to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your entire order.  There are a ton of Cheery Lynn Designs dies there as well as paper pads, stamps, and Twinkling H2O's.  :-)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs #70 - Doilies (and GDT)
Artistic Inspirations #31 - Things with Wings
Craft your Passion #152 - That's Odd (3 brads, 3 flowers, 5 leaves, 1 hummingbird)
The Crazy Challenge #140 - Thank you card
Victorine Originals #54 - Anything Goes


Jennipher said...

Holly, this is absolutely gorgeous!

Joann said...

Holly this is a beautiful card. Thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Kim Ryden said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Craft Your Passion!

shulsart said...

Holly, this is just lovely. I really like all the sparkle and bright colors from your H2O's. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Jodi said...

So precious!!! love that you colored the hummingbird!!! So far I've only seen it done it white.
Thanks for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Donna said...

Lovely card Holly, the Twinkling H20's on the leaves look lovely and sparkly. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week. Good luck with the GDT.
Donna xx

Birgit said...

This is a really pretty card and I also love the twinkling H20's. Very spring like and fresh looking

Bj said...

I'm such a fan of your beautiful cards. This is another favorite for me.