Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Clarity Hummingbird Card

I certainly coloured in a lot of hummingbirds before I got one I was happy with. They are such beautiful, iridescent birds and I wanted to try and achieve that look on mine. I stamped a load out and got out all of my sparkly things.  I tried Perfect Pearls, mica powders, Sakura Stardust pens, then coloured pencils and ProMarkers, but I wasn't happy with any of them

In the end Hubby came to the rescue. He said "Why don't you use that sparkly stuff you used on the Autumn Leaves card?". I wasn't convinced as I didn't want to end up with "Disco Hummingbird" but I gave it a go to keep him happy.  In the end I had to admit it was by far the best, so that was the technique I used. Thanks Hubby. I coloured the bird with Promarkers first, then I went over it with a Versamark pen before covering it in Stampendous Stardust embossing powder and heating it.  VoilĂ !  One iridescent hummingbird!

I wanted to make the flower that he was going into stand out, so I stamped it several times and decoupaged it to give it a 3D look.

It was all finished of with a pretty lace frame cut on my Cameo.



  1. Beautiful Lynne, and the Humming bird is just perfect.....so glad that Jason is joining in with your crafting...x

  2. The bird is gorgeous Lynne, card is fab! huggles hun x

  3. Definately worth the hard work Lynne he is beautiful. Have you tried Kaleidoscope embossing powder from Steampendous - that's a bit sparkly too. xx

    1. Yes, I bought that a few days ago after your recommendation, Linda. I've used it on my card for the next lesson (the Winter Wonderland kit). It gives a very different effect to the Stardust and I really like it. Thank you. I also bought Jeweled Gold but I've not tried that yet. x


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