Monday, November 12, 2012

A Bit of Spring in the Fall

My lovely sister-in-law loves hummingbirds the way I love butterflies.  I thought I would send her a card just because she is a sweet lady and to bring a smile to her face in cold Northern Minnesota.

I made the hummingbird using the Art Nouveau Cricut cartridge.  The papers I used for the hummingbird are from the Melissa Frances C'est la Vie Collection. 

The flower is also from Melissa Frances.  The leaves are hand-made and then wrapped around the flower.

The solid cardstock is from Bazille.  On the cream colored cardstock, I used stamped the golden border with VersaMark and then dusted it with Biscotti Perfect Pearls to give it a shimmery but soft look.  The border stamp from the 3 Birds Antiquities Collection.  I then lightly inked the edges with Antique Linen.

Last. I made punched a border on the bottom of the card with a Martha Stewart Punch called Swirling Lace.  Here are some close-ups:
I used hot glue to adhere the leaves to the flower. 
I also etched the leaves with veins using the end of my
bone folder... Hey, you use what ya got, right? :)

I spritzed my hummingbird with Tattered Angels Marshmallow. 
I colored in the eye with a black Micron Pen and then added a dot
of Glossy Accents for dimension.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. This hummingbird is beautiful - I love the papers you used. TFS

  2. Beautiful! Love 3-d images on card! and the hummingbird is gorgeous!


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