Wednesday, February 17, 2021

A Birthday Card for a Special Friend


I wanted to create a birthday card for a special friend - she's actually been my mentor for the past year and without her guidance and positivity, I would not be where I am today!



I chose to use A Touch of Ink stamp set - it's a Level 2 SALE-a-bration item that you can earn FREE with a $120 product purchase (before shipping & tax) until the end of February - less than 2 weeks left!  I wanted my card base to be fairly subtle, but not white so I chose Soft Seam Foam and paired it with a layer of Merry Merlot (in one of the pictures you can see that this was dry embossed with the Painted Textured 3D Embossing Folder).


I wanted the hummingbird to be feeding off of a hibiscus flower, so I dusted off my Timeless Tropical stamp set and the coordinating In the Tropics dies from the annual catalogue and made myself a hibiscus!  I first stamped my Crushed Curry inkpad onto a scrap piece of white cardstock until I was happy with the colour.  I stamped the flower image with the Saddlebrown Stazon ink.  I then took my blending brush and very lightly rubbed it in the Merry Merlot ink pad and then tried carefully to brush the ends of the petals.  For the leaf, I used Old Olive ink and again stamped the ink pad directly onto a scrap piece of white cardstock and then stamped the image with the Saddlebrown Stazon.  I cut out both images with their coordinating dies.


For the hummingbird, I stamped in Black Memento on a piece of white cardstock and then coloured in using the dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blend as well as the Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo for the body.  I fussycut the hummingbird with my paper snips and popped up with dimensionals on the front of my card.  For a final touch I did add a bit of wink of stella to the flower as well as the hummningbird, but unfortunately my camera didn't pick it up.  In real life, they both have a gentle sparkle to them.


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Thank you so much for stopping by today!!


 Don't forget when you use host code K3DZA2AP and you purchase a minimum of $60 in current Stampin' Up! products from me (before shipping & tax), you will earn a FREE SALE-a-bration item while supplies last.  Offer is valid until February 28, 2021.  There are no limits on how many FREE items you can earn.  There are also a couple of Level 2 items that are FREE with a $120 product purchase (before shipping & tax).

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