Hello stampin’ friends.
     Well, another busy time of year is upon us! I guess graduation is at the forefront along with many other events. We had three this weekend: Evan’s (my Godchild) violin recital, a high school get together for Rod’s Broadmoor High School friends, and a going away/Pentecost luncheon for Father Mark at St. James Episcopal Church.
     It is also coming up on the Stampin’ Up! new year! Many products are retiring and brand new things are coming out! I just got my preorder yesterday and the new “In Colors” are fabulous!!!
     Here is another card with recipe I did recently. And this stamp set is not retiring!

STAMP SET: Picture Perfect (140520 $27)
                        Crazy About You (137137 $25)
CARD STOCK: Very Vanilla (101650 $8.50) 4-1/4” x 11”; 3-3/4” x 5”; 3” x  3”                              Cherry Cobbler (119685 $7) 4” x 5-1/4” (See below on how to                                      cut the 3-1/“ x 3-1/4” mat)
INK:  Soft Sky (131181 $6.50)
           Marina Mist (126962 $6.50)
           Pacific Point (126951 $6.50
          Cherry Cobbler (126966 $6.50)
ACCESSORIES: Fluttering Folder (139304 $8.50)
                              Aqua Painter (103954 $17) (set of 2)
                              Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Clear (141897 $8)
                              Stampin’ Trimmer (126889 $30)
                              Big Shot (113439 $110)
                              Exacto Knife

ENVELOPES: Very Vanilla (107300 $6.50)
  1. Run Very Vanilla through Big Shot using the Fluttering Folder
  2. Cut 2 mats from Cherry Cobbler card stock. Using the Stampin’ Trimmer, cut out the center of the Cherry Cobbler, leaving 1/4’ all around.
  3. Mount the frame onto the card front. Mount the embossed Very Vanilla to the frame.Trim remaining mat to 3-1/4” x 3-14”.
  4. Use the Aqua Painter and the Marina Mist to create a brushed background to the remaining Very Vanilla.
  5. Stamp the hummingbird (4 parts) from darkest to lightest ink and the Cherry Cobbler for the throat. (Practice on grid paper until you feel comfortable.)
  6. Mount onto Cherry Cobbler mat.
  7. Decide where you want to place your hummingbird. On two opposite corners, use an exacto knife to make slits. Use adhesive on back and tuck corners under cut places.
  1. Watercolor with Aqua Painter.  Squeeze the closed top of the Marina Mist several times. This will leave a “puddle” inside the top. Squeeze the Aqua Painter to get the brush wet. Now dip in puddle and “swish” it across the entire piece of card stock.
    2. 4-step Stampin’. For the hummingbird, start with the darkest ink (Pacific               Point), next Marina Mist, then Soft Sky. Last use the Cherry Cobbler                     for the throat.
Practice lining up or layering the bird parts before making your card.

Sometimes when doing 2,3, or 4 stampin’ , you go from lightest to darkest. I found it easier in this case to do the opposite.

Happy stampin’,