A special lady has a birthday coming up, so it was time to get out the stamping stuff and get creative. I really enjoy making and sending cards, and every birthday and holiday is an opportunity to create something new. Starting out this time, I decided to use the embosser once again. I have some new embossing folders, and you know that means I have to find a way to use them.
I like this hummingbird stamp, and I have a new idea for the inside.
This time, I used the versamark on the stamp first, then loaded it with purple ink.
This gave me a nice clear image.
I then covered the image with clear embossing powder,
Tapped off the excess, and used the heat tool to set it.
This created a raised outline to use my new blender pens to color.
When I got to the bird, I referred to my bird book for suggestions.
Since the little hummer that visits here appears to be a girl, I made this one a girl too, with no red on the throat.
I added some patterned paper to the left edge, a birthday wishes stamp to the upper right corner, mounted the hummingbird on the embossed paper, and glued it down.
Now for the inside, my sentiment stamps are small, and the card was large, so I needed to create a larger design with some additional stamps. This is three stamps. The flower and the ‘Celebrate’ are overlapped slightly to create the feeling of it being one unit. All were stamped in the same color purple.
All done. Of course, my handmade by Carole stamp is on the back, but I forgot to get a pic of it. I like the way that the embossed outline has a bit of shine to it.
Are you doing any stamping?