Welcome to my crafty blog. I need a few more cards for weddings and anniversaries that are coming up, so thought I’d better make a start! I’ve been mulling on the current theme of ‘tropical’ from Time Out and remembered the ‘touch of ink’ set from Stampin’ Up!’s Saleabration last year, which has a humming bird in it. The colours from CAS Colours & Sketches also have a tropical feel to them, and I’ve taken the layout from Atlantic Hearts (who’ve teamed up with the Double Trouble challenge this week). Phew – that’s a long list!

I started by creating the background for the card, picking up ‘Thing 1’ from Double Trouble’s challenge. I stamped the flowers and leaves from ‘touch of ink’ using ‘parakeet party’ and ‘sweet sorbet’ Write markers to colour the stamps. I mounted it on a strip of ‘parakeet party’ card and attached it to a 6×6 card blank.

I stamped the sentiment from the retired ‘wonderful romance’ set onto a strip of whote card, again in the ‘parakeet party’ and added it to the card front. I also stamped the flower again onto a scrap piece of card, fussy cut it and mounted it over one of the sprays in the background using foam pads.

I stamped the hummingbird twice, colouring the infill stamp with ‘tahitian tide’ and ‘parakeet party’ Write markers, then fussy cut them and added them to the card on foam pads. Having addded the extra layer on the flower a well meant that I could tuck the birds’ bills under it, so they really do look like they are sipping the nectar.

Thanks for dorpping in. I’m late posting today – been busy clearing out a room ready to start redecorating next week. It’s very exciting, as I’ll have a whole new crafting area in there when it’s finished! More of that over the next few weeks…

13 thoughts on “together

  1. This is gorgeous! I love how you’ve used the sketch element to have the birds at the flowers. So summery and cheerful. Thank you for playing along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

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  2. Deborah, welcome to our Challenges at Double Trouble. I love your personalized stamped background, beautiful, and that you used the AHSC for your inspiration. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble and AHSC and hope you come back for future fun challenges at Double Trouble to see what Thing 1, 2 and 3 have up their sleeves.

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  3. What a beautiful card. The hummingbirds are amazing! Thank you for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and look forward to you joining us again.
    Anna, Design Team

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  4. I love this, so pretty! the colour, the flowers, the leafs and of course your hummingbird are all great! Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

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  5. Deborah, what a pretty card! So clever to create your flowers so the hummingbird could sip some nectar!! Great use of the new in-colors, too. Thank you so much for sharing your card and creativity with us at Double Trouble! -Donna

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