Monday, August 19, 2013

Beautiful Hummingbird

Hi friends! I've got a shimmery floral card to share with you. Be sure to look at the second picture - the close up really shows off the blue shimmery background as well as the shimmer on the flowers and hummingbird.

I used a variety of products from Classy Cards 'n Such to create this card:

Kraft cardstock
Trunk Bay Glimmer Mist spray
Silk Glimmer Mist spray
You Are Beautiful stamp set (Impression Obsession)
Sophie's Heart Mini Doily die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Ankara Lace Doily die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Hummingbird die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Allison's Ribbons die set (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Shasta Daisy strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Sweet William strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Light Coral Pearls
Joy Foam Pads small

I started by cutting a square of white cardstock and I sprayed it with the Trunk Bay glimmer mist and then set it aside to dry. I then set about cutting out all the other die cut shapes - the hummingbird, the flowers, the doilies, and the ribbon.

I sponged the Sweet William flowers just on the edges with some brown ink and then I sprayed all of them with the Silk glimmer mist. The Shasta Daisy flowers were sponged very heavily with the brown ink and then sprayed with the same Silk glimmer mist. While I had the Silk mist out, I also sprayed the Hummingbird die cut. I set all of these aside to dry before I assembled them.

The Ankara Lace doily was cut with kraft cardstock and then I stamped the sentiment on the center piece of the doily with some dark brown ink. This doily was adhered onto the Trunk Bay glimmer mist background paper and then I glued the scallop ribbon die cut just below the sentiment.

With all of the flowers now dry, I set about assembling them by adhering the layers together. I then manipulated the Sweet William petals by pinching them with my fingers and I fluffed all of them up. Each flower was topped off with a Light Coral Pearl in the center and then glued down around the sentiment on the doily. I arranged the hummingbird above the doily, fluffed up his wings, and affixed him with Joy Foam Pads.

The lacy pieces in the corners are from the Sophie's Heart Mini Doily. I cut this doily into 5 sections and affixed four of those sections onto the corners of my Trunk Bay background. This background piece was adhered to a Kraft layer and then adhered to a dark brown card base.

I love how these Glimmer Mists really shimmer and sparkle in the light! I hope you have enjoyed this little eye candy today. :-)  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Pile it On #33 - No Designer Paper
Come and Get it - Things with Wings
Word Art Wednesday #93 - Anything Goes


Carole Robb Bisson said...

This card is really beautiful.
The spray glitter has added such a liveliness to the background and all the beautiful Sweet William flowers.
In passing, I harvested some SW seed sat AM and planted then in my tire flowerbed. If I can get them to sprout this year I have flowers next year.
I love your card.
Thank you so much dropping in with your art today. We hope you come back next week.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Tina said...

Beautiful card, thank you for entering Emma’s crafty challenge
and good luck xx

Andree said...

A gorgeous card and lovely shimmer.
Thank you for joining in at Emma's Crafty Challenge this month and good luck x

beadz said...

I really like the colors you used on this, Holly! Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

Mandy Ashley said...

Beautiful card. Love your chosen colour palette :)

Thank you for joining in with us over at Emma's Crafty challenge! Good luck! :)

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the shimmer!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!
Thank You for joining us last week at PIO! Have a GREAT day!

Debbie's Time Out said...

Holly How beautiful. Love the colors you choose and love the texture color in your humming bird. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Challenge