Thursday, August 14, 2014

You Are Amazing

Our Daily Bread Designs' current challenge at their blog is to make a card using this sketch:

As you can see, I basically followed the sketch exactly.

I started by choosing my stamps. I decided to use the ODBD "Hummingbird" stamp. I went through my sentiment stamps, and found the one that says "You Are Amazing," in the "Word Labels" set by Sizzix. I felt it went well with the image, so I chose that. (The fact that it fit perfectly in the space I had for the greeting didn't hurt, either! LOL) I stamped the hummingbird on watercolor paper using Colorbox Archival Dye Ink in Putty. The I die cut it with the coordinating die. When the ink had dried completely, I used my Inktense pencils and a paintbrush with water to color the image.

I used patterned papers from Graphic 45's "Botanical Tea" and BasicGrey's "Hey Girl" 6x6" pads. I cut a strip from each piece, and matted them with navy blue cardstock. I also matted a piece of lavender cardstock with the navy, and glued my patterned paper strips in place. Then I stamped the greeting with Hero Arts' Navy mid-tone shadow ink.

For the focal panel, I used my mini ink blender tool to ink a piece of textured white cardstock with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. I then die cut & embossed the panel using one of Spellbinders' "Labels Four" dies. While the cardstock was still in the die, I went around the inner edges with more Tumbled Glass. This darkened the panel towards the center, and left the edge a lighter blue, to give it a matted look without adding another layer. I glued the hummingbird onto this panel, and adhered it to the card front with foam tape. And that finished this fairly quick and simple card.


  1. This is beautiful Andrea!! I just love the coloring of the hummingbird and your combo of colors and papers. Gorgeous Take on the sketch!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at ODBD!

  2. Ah, Andrea, what a beautiful hummer you've colored!! He's darling! And your papers and color combination are beautiful! You are amazing! :) And it's always a delight to have you join us for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! I love your take on this sketch! Hugs, sweet friend! (And woohoo on two cards for the challenge!)


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