My first card features these wonderful hummingbirds. I thought it would be fun to color them with rainbow colors :-)
I stamped the birds on alcohol marker friendly ink and colored them in with Spectrum Noir markers. As I often do, I added details with colored pencils. If you really sharpen them, you can add fun texture to your images like I did with the orange on the yellow bird.
I added a soft blue background with a cloud stencil and some Distress Ink. I did not have to mask off the birds, because the stencil would automatically cover them but I was careful when applying the ink, I used a very light hand.
Next, I die cut my panel with a stitched rectangle die and stamped my sentiment with black ink. Originally, I had planned to make this a one-layer card but I felt something was missing, so I added some stitched clouds at the bottom.
And now for my second card. This is super simple to recreate because the stamps add a delicate and beautiful look to your card without much additions needed. I did plan this layout, so that my sentiment and the butterflies would end up in the right spot.
I went for a pastel color palette and started by stamping the butterflies with the lighter shades of my palette. I then stamped the delicate details on top with a darker shade. I felt like they were super easy to align. Next, I added the small bodies with an even darker shade.
I stamped the sentiment and stamped some light gray greenery. This way, I could give the card a bit more interest but without loosing the soft and light look. For a finishing touch, I added some glitter dots and stripes to the butterflies bodies and wings. You can see some of them in the picture but sadly not how sparkly they are.
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