Friday, February 22, 2019

Hummingbird Hugs


I went searching through my snippets box and found a few of the elements I used on this card. I made the background first using a Gina Marie Designs die, along with some sandy colored and vanilla colored glittered card stock. I inlaid the negative colors for contrast and ended up with 2 different backgrounds; one which I'll use for a future project. The vines were die-cut with a borrowed die from a stamping friend and I found all those little red bits (which were die negatives) to use for tiny flowers. The big pink and white flowers were gifts from my friend Alice all the way from Italy, and I added a big orange gemstone to the center of that. The hummingbird was done with a Cheery Lynn die and some red glittered card stock with some black Nuvo drops for the eye. The "hugs" sentiment was cut twice with black card stock and an Impressions Obsession die and layered for dimension. The tiny butterflies were done with a set of dies from Gina Marie Designs and some pastel blue glittered card stock, and I added a couple gemstones to the largest one. 


Also sharing with the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp challenge - no stamps allowed

Thanks for stopping by and hugs to you all! I hope your day is a good one!

Carol

18 comments:

Liz said...

Stunning design, Carol. I love the hummingbird and the background scene you've created for him is beautiful. xx

Darnell said...

Beautiful, Carol! I love the brilliant background and flowery vine you have created to make that fabulous hummer happy! You will warm someone's heart when they receive this hug!! Hugs, Darnell

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful work Carol, love the dies, great use of the background one, so VERY effective.
Faith
x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This design is absolutely stunning. Wow!

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, a fabulous design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Ina G said...

WOW! Carol what a stunning card you have here. Sensational die cuts all marrying together so beautifully. Such sweet wee butterflies, the vine and flower a great addition and OMGosh that hummingbird is awesome sucking the honey from that oh so pretty flower. A lovely gift from your friend.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW fabulous card Carol brilliant die-cut background and love all the other dies
carol x

Claire said...

Wow, that's one striking card and perfect for a prime spot on a mantle piece Carol. It's beautiful, the background is spot on for the hummingbird, so many lovely embellishments to admire on this card x

aussie aNNie said...

FABULOUS use of snippets and dies here Carol, the background is stunning but then you look onto that gorgeous hummingbird and flower, and those butterflies, love this.

MiamiKel said...

Hello Carol! What a beautiful card - so detailed from the use of the dies! What a gorgeous card and it has such an enthreal beauty from the bird and the flower and the lovely stitching. Thanks for your visit to my blog! Have a blessed weekend!

Darlene said...

Oh Carol this is just BEAUTIFUL! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Birds and/or Bees’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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scrAPpamondo said...

Another stunner from you, Carol!! Great use of bits and bobs! :) That amazing diecut sunburst for the background makes pop very well the fabulous hummingbird sucking the honey/gem of the flower!!! Wow! Well done on using the flowers in a so beautiful way!! ;) Love the ivy with tiny flowers and butterflies, and the black sentiment is so impresive!
Pinned! https://www.pinterest.it/pin/534802524500898303/
Big hugs!!

Brenda in IN said...

That sparkly hummingbird is so pretty, Carol. The design is beautiful. Hopefully we will start seeing hummingbirds around here soon.

Sherri said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! I'm so glad you joined our "Birds and/or bees" challenge at Dies R Us so we could all enjoy it!

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is a stunning card Carol! I love the background you created, the vines, the hummer-he is just stunning too, the whole shebang is amazing! Hugs, Brenda

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh my word, This is just beautiful, Carol. You really outdid yourself with this one! I love it!

Wendy said...

How pretty is this card?! I love that hummingbird and the stitched background! The vines and flowers finish this beauty nicely! Well done, Carol! :)

Stampsnob. said...

This is very creative and to think from scraps WOW...Lis