We have another Team O challenge up at Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Jeanie gave us a fun board that is perfect for summer.
I chose the middle row across - ribbon or twin, die cuts, embossing. This was a hard board for me in some respects; I had so many ideas I couldn't decide what to do. On the other hand I knew that whatever I did it would work!
The Hummingbird is a fairly new die (for me) and part of a larger Spellbinders collection of which I have a few pieces. I had so much fun with this card I went and purchased the two missing sets (one stamp and one die) to complete it. I love hummers and this makes some gorgeous cards.
For the bird I decided to color him with inks using blending brushes. Normally I like Distress Oxide inks because they blend so easily. But they tend to be a bit dull which would not do here. So I used Altenew inks. I love how they blend and they come in "families" - variation of a color that seamlessly go from one to the other. Not all inks physically blend well - some get blotchy - but these are very smooth.
I also laid out the embossing folder a bit differently. This is a 6 x 9 inch folder with a floral frame. Since it is so large I offset the flat part to not be directly in the center. This allowed me to position the bird better and the sentiment is not smack-dab in the center as the focal point. I cut a bird in white and used that for positioning everything. I've saved that bird with the dies for future use. Having a "positioner die cut" is really helpful, especially with a shape like this bird that curves around.
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Products used: All Spellbinders, except ink - Altenew
- Dies: Bibi Cameron Hummingbird & Lily
- Stamps: Hummingbird Sentiments
- Embossing Folder: Four Petal Floral 3D EF
- Inks: Teal Cave, Aqualicious,Dew Drops, Shaded Creek, Grass Fields, Rubelite
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