Thursday, October 25, 2012


 . . . I warned you that I was going to wear out my new Cheery Lynn Hummingbird die . . .

This card started out with a desire to showcase the bird along with a wonderful inky background technique from Tim Holtz*.  It wound up with five die cuts and no stamping.  Creative journeys are certainly fascinating – especially since I never have the faintest idea where I’m going to wind up!

* Ink up your craft sheet by pressing various colors of Distress ink directly onto the sheet.  Use the end of a brush to add two or three very small piles of Perfect Pearls powders here and there.  Mist sparingly with water and dip your cardstock into it.  Heat dry and repeat until your craft sheet is clean – this will give your background wonderful layered depths.  Make sure to always heat dry each layer . . .

Cardstock:         Bazzill Light Orchid, cut-down old file folders, generic Dull
                            Gold cardstock
Stamps:              None – oh the shame!
Inks:                    Distress Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Faded
                           Jeans, Pilot Gold Marker pen, Gelly Roll Clear Star pen
Dies/Punches:   Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles Large (2 sizes), Cheery
                                  Lynn Hummingbird, Simon
                               Says Oh Happy Day, Memory Box Grove Branch
Doo Dads:          Distress Rock Candy Stickles, Perfect Pearls Powder, Gold

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