Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hummingbird Flowers

I was finally able to get the Hummingbird Thanks stamp and die set... I have been waiting for this for quite a while. 

So, it was time to go to work... 

I started with a versamrk stamped background using the same flower stamp set (Wild Rose) as I used on the rest of the card. That background was then heat embossed using clear detail embossing powder and then I used distress inks to cover the paper. I used a combination of turquoise and blue. The images are clearly visible through the ink. I also did the inside circle using shades of purple distress ink. 

The flowers, leaves and birds were all stamped, coloured and die cut. I cut a circle out of the background piece and place the purple piece on the base of the card. The background was foam taped and then the shaker was added. Inside the shaker, there are turquoise and purple sequins along with some white seed beads. 

Finally, the flowers, leaves and birds were adhered to the top of the card. The centre sections of the flowers were brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush and I added a sparkly gem to the centre of some of the flowers. I also added a sentiment on top of the acetate. This was so much fun to create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Hummingbird Thanks (PPP), Wild Rose (PPP)
Inks: Versamark, Intense Black, Various Distress Inks (Ranger)
Accessories: Hummingbird Thanks Dies (PPP), Wild Rose Dies (PPP), Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Shaker Window and Confetti Thin Cuts, Shaker Window Foam and Acetate, Turquoise and Purple Sequins (not CTMH), White Seed Beads (not CTMH), Tri-Blend Markers, Big Hugs Die (unknown), Clear Shimmer Brush, Little Dreamer Glitter Gems



  1. Wowzers! First the Bee Kind card and now this! My senses are over whelmed now and I have 2 more posts to experience! This card is so stunning, Alyson! Hope it wins something, the colors are just yummmmmmmy and everything so well-placed and your shaker is fab too. XOX

  2. I absolutely love hummingbirds! We put feeders up every summer and they are such a joy to watch! We have some of the same hummers that return year after year! I love your card, Alyson! The hummingbirds, the shaker, the flowers, the background, the colour combo; I love all of it! Beautiful card!

  3. This card is simply stunning Alyson. I love hummingbirds and we are usually fortunate to see one each year. Your colouring adds so much detail and the shaker part just tops it off. The best part about this card, is that I was lucky enough to receive it. Thank you so much my sweet friend. Stay healthy and keep inspiring us all.


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