There is still time to play along with us at Time Out Challenge. This week we are sponsored by the wonderful Happy Little Stampers and there is $15 up for grabs for the winner. We are also joined by Guest Designer Ashwini, whose cards are absolutely stunning. Be sure to check out her blog – just wow!
This week it is Home Sweet Home and we have a wonderful photo inspiration for you. When I saw the gorgeous hummingbird on one of the pillows I knew I had to break out The Ton’s Hello Hummingbird. It’s a 7 step layering stamp which is not so easy without a MISTI but luckily I have one 🙂
I stamped the humming bird using Simon Says Stamp inks – for the body I used Lake Shores, Scuba and Blue Violet. I used Sunshine for the chest, layered with Delicata Copper for some glitz. The throat was Teeny Bikini and Hero Arts Raspberry Jam. When stamped I used my Scan n Cut 2 to cut it out.
For the card base I cut a panel of Neenah Solar White 85lb card stock and used Winnie and Walter’s The Leaf Effect stencil along with Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides to create the background. I blended them gently together in the centre using an ink blending tool. I then dripped some water to oxidize the leaves.
For the shaker, I used My Favorite Things Single Stitched Line circle frames. I cut one out of DCWV gold foil cardstock and another out of fun foam. I adhered the fun foam circle to the card panel and added in some Lucy’s Peach sequins. I then glued some acetate to the back of the gold frame and adhered over the top.
The leaves were diecut several times from an old Studio Calico die I had, from Neenah over which I had blended Lake Shores. I then edged them with Audrey Blue by Simon. To finish I adhered the card panel to a 110lb Neenah Solar White card base. I then added the humming bird with liquid adhesive and foam squares, and slotted the leaves with a dab of glue behind the bird. The sentiment is from the same set by The Ton which I heat embossed in white Hero Arts embossing powder on black card stock and adhered with foam squares.
It was quite an involved card, but I think it turned out pretty cool! I’m so glad I got to finally play with the Hummingbird. (Do you ever get daunted by layering stamps!) Here’s the image we’re playing with:
Be sure to head on over to the Time Out Challenges blog to see what the rest of the team have come up with!