Hydrangeas and Hummingbirds

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.

Hydrangeas and Hummingbirds: Hello friend card with Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper. This handmade card has a base of Seaside Spray card stock, dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. The sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and the Highland Heather hummingbird are from A Touch of Ink stamp set.  A couple large Pastel Pearls accent the stamped images for a beautiful and easy card.

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 Touch of Ink two-step stamp set featuring hummingbird, butterfly and flower images. #atouchofink #inkshimmerandshine
A Touch of Inks SAB stamp set

A butterfly, such as one from the Floating & Fluttering stamp set, would also be great for this layout.

Floating & Fluttering two-step stamp set from Stampin' Up! Features several butterfly images and leaves. Easily stamp and color them with the coordinating layer stamps or Stampin' Blends.
Floating & Fluttering stamp set

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.

Finishing Touches

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.

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Happy Crafting!

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