hummingbird birthday

Welcome to my crafty blog. I decided to have another play with Stampin’ Up!’s ‘a touch of ink’ set – I just love this little hummingbird. I picked up the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches, which are right in the middle of my favourite palette. The style was inspired by this week’s themes of ‘clean & simple birthdays’ at The Paper Players, and ‘B is for Birds’ at the Alphabet Challenge

I started by stamping the flowers, leaves and hummingbird in black Archival onto a piece of card that I’d trimmed down to fit on a 6×6 card blank.

I then coloured the images using Artistry ink and a waterbrush. I went for ‘tenacious teal’ on the leaves, ‘aqua fusion’ on the hummingbird (with a little of the teal added to his wings, tail and head for shading) and ‘fancy fuschia’ for the flowers.

All I then needed to do was add the sentiment from the ‘sweet strawberry’ stamp set – I think it works so well with the hummingbird sipping the sweet nectar. The topper then went on the card blank to finish.

I do like clean and simple (CAS) style cards. I have to confess that this is my second attempt at this one – the first was not quite so clean after I’d dropped my black inkpad smack in the middle of it! Why do they always land inky side down (just like a piece of buttered toast)?!

11 thoughts on “hummingbird birthday

  1. What a beautiful CAS birthday card Deborah that fits the bill perfectly for your trio of challenges. Great sentiment too – perfect with the hummingbird. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players and CAS Colours & Sketches this week!

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  2. Haha, I have had the same thing happen to me with a dropped ink pad Deborah! And you’re right… always ink side down!!
    I love the design of your card, square and with an off-the-edge image, and it works beautifully with our colours. Thank you for joining in with this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches challenge 🙂 Vicky x

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