Sunday, April 17, 2016

Happy Birthday - Hummingbird Card

I like to make birthday cards ahead of time to have them on hand.  This one was a joint effort with me and my daughter.  I had this Bugaboo stamp Blocks - Hummingbird and my daughter suggested I only color the flowers.  I liked her idea and then figured out how to bring it all together.


  I embossed a white piece of cardstock with Die'sire Embossalicious "Lattice" embossing folder and used that for the background.  Before attaching it to the card I wrapped black ribbon around the middle.  I colored the flowers with Distress Markers (Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade).  I added Sakura Stardust glitter gel pen around the edges of the square and on the "flutters" beneath the hummingbird.  Then I layered it on black cardstock, and layered that on pink cardstock to match the flowers.  I used dimensional foam squares to attach that to the embossed layer and add the black bow.  I like the black & white with pink flowers...I think it came out beautifully.  My daughter's idea was perfect.

Here are some perfect challenges for this...
Scrapbook Blessings Club - April Challenge
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies -  #17 Anything Goes/Buttons & Bows
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #153 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #359 Clean and Simple
Moving Along With The Times - #18 Spring Flowers
Seize The Birthday - Floral
Crafting For All Seasons - #124 Tic Tac Toe (used RIGHT COLUMN or DIAGONAL from bottom left to top right)
Freshly Brewed Designs - Challenge #201614 Flowers
RRR Challenge #139 - Things With Wings and Ribbon or Trim
Addicted To Stamps - #124 Pastel Colors (with a stamp)
CAS on Sunday - #81 Tic Tac Toe (used diagonal from bottom left to top right)
Cupcake Imspirations - Challenge #356
House of Cards - April Challenge (Script and/or color inspiration)
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Challenge #1


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

43 comments:

  1. Stunning card. Love the monochrome with pops of colour. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT Zx

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  2. Your daughter gave you a great suggestion. Black and white cards are fun to do and the touch of pink makes the card "very girly."

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    1. Thank you so much....I will pass that message on to my daughter...I know she will appreciate it :) Hugs...Janie

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  3. Such a stunning card perfect for our challenge at CRAFT with our CAS theme. Good luck and hope to see you back very soon.
    Aunty Sue DT

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  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  5. beautiful card. love the bird stamp. cheers

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  6. Very pretty card, love your layout and colouring.

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    1. Thank you very much Aileen :) Hugs...Janie

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  7. Beautiful card. I love the idea of just colouring the flowers, so effective. Thanks for joining us at Jade's Sparkling Butterflies. Cathy DT x

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  8. What a beauty! Your card is so beautifully made and will delight the lucky recipient! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at HOC, Jo x HOC/DT

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  9. This is such a lovely, elegant card. I love the black and white with the pop of pink, great, creative idea. Thanks so much join joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

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  10. So sweet card! Thank you for joining in at Crafting for all Seasons Challenge. Good luck :) Hugs, Valentina DT

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  11. Love the colors and your card is so pretty! Thank you for sharing your card in our challenge this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
    -Sandy, DT

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  12. A great card - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

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  13. What a gorgeous hummingbird card. It's perfect for our Things With Wings Challenge. Thanks for playing along, and please join us again soon.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

    P.S. Just so that you know, when you reply to comments on your blog, the people who wrote them do not see them or become aware of them (unless they come back to your blog). I know it's a lot of work and very time consuming, but I welcome you to visit my blog to say hello some time. I love making new blog friends.
    Karen
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Karen. I wonder if some get them and some don't. I just ran a test and the reply went to the person. I might ask a few others. It would sure be interesting know. Thank you for bring that to my attention :)

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  14. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, Sweetie DT -

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  15. Simply gorgeous. I love the gorgeous Hummingbird image and flowers, just stunning, nice work and a pleasure to visit your blog.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

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    1. Thank you so much Annette!!! :) Hugs...Janie

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  16. Janie, WOW. This is SO elegant! I am in LOVE with this! The layout and POP of color in the flowers is just perfect! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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    1. Oh Mynn...you are so sweet!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful comments :) Hugs...Janie

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  17. Such a lovely elegant card, thanks for sharing with Classic Design Team Open Challenge!
    [Carla DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

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  18. Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge. ♥
    [aNNie DT/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

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  19. An elegant card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

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  20. This is beautiful! Such a great design, too!
    Thanks for sharing it over at the Addicted To Stamps Challenge!

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  21. Gorgeous card, stamp and colors. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at House of Cards
    Ma (✿*‿*) HOC DT
    http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

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  22. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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