Are hydrangeas and hummingbirds good companions? Normally I would say they are not, but on this Hello Friend card they make a perfect pair! The Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper is so beautiful on its own, but the hummingbird and pastel pearls add a little extra interest to the card front.
Card Base And Embossing
Choose an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Seaside Spray card stock for the card base. First score it at 4-1/4″. Secondly, emboss the card front up to the score line with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.
Hello Friend Sentiment and Hummingbird
Cut a piece of white card stock with the Rectangle Stitched Dies to create a nice stitched border around the focal point. (Another alternative is to trim a piece of white card stock to 2-5/8″ wide, 4″ high). On this piece, stamp the hummingbird from the A Touch of Ink (2021 Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration – retired) stamp set, or other chosen image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink in the upper portion.
A butterfly, such as one from the Floating & Fluttering stamp set, would also be great for this layout.
Also use Highland Heather ink to color the hummingbird. With a Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend, accent the bird’s feathers. Another nice touch is to add the small dots around the hummingbird in Seaside Spray ink. Stamp the sentiment from A Touch of Ink in Gorgeous Grape ink at the bottom of the rectangle.
Assembling the Hydrangeas and Hummingbirds
Because we want to have a substantial background of hydrangeas, trim the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Adhere the DSP about 1/4″ from the left side of the card base to complete the background. Layer the white rectangle over the background, centered about 1/4″ from the right.
Lastly, to finish the card, add a little Wink of Stella to the bird’s wings for bit of sparkle! Use three purple Pastel Pearls to highlight the bird and sentiment.
If you like this color combo, grab Seaside Spray products from the Last Chance Products Sale, as they are retiring soon! NOTE: the Seaside Spray card stock was still available in the 2019-2021 In Color Pack as of this morning.
For more great card layouts and ideas visit Ink, Shimmer and Shine on Pinterest!
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