Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Happy Spring Card

Here's a card I'm sharing as your Card Captain today for the enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group.
I created this card in vivid, primary colors, to enhance nature and its sheer beauty.

I love the tiny Hummingbird, which is flying high above the fields.
Things must seem different from the bird's point of view.
Don't you sometimes wish you could fly?

Supplies used:
Cream CS for the card's basis
Yellow paper from a magazine
Red leather textured CS
White canvas textured CS, with Aqua painting printed on it
Turquoise paper for stamping
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Diamond Plate
Michael Strong Cloisonné Hummingbird stamp (small)
VersaFine ink - Onyx Black
Michael Strong Mini Wings Metal Die Cutter Set
Tiny clear bling
White Gel pen
Double sided foam tape

I chose this Aqua painting, printed on heavy white canvas textured CS, as the main focal point of the card.
Can you feel that spring is in the air?
I used yellow paper (recycled from a magazine) with the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Diamond Plate - as my main background.
This embossing resembles the tracks left by a tractor plowing the field, which fits the painting (artist unknown, taken from an advertisement).
Then I layered the red leather textured CS, and then the CS with the Aqua painting.
I added faux stitches, using a white Gel pen.
I stamped Michael Strong Cloisonné small Hummingbird on turquoise paper, using VersaFine ink - Onyx Black, and cut it using Michael Strong Mini Wings Metal Die Cutters - they cut like butter!
I added a tiny bling for the Hummingbird's eye.
The Hummingbird was glued 3D with foam tape for extra dimension, so when you look at the card from its lower view you can see the bird's shade - it seems to be actually flying in the air.
As long as it doesn't fly away from my card, I'm OK with it…


(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly


  1. What a stunning card!!

  2. Love your background for the cute hummer Dorly...well done!

  3. Great way of showing the shadow of the bird.

  4. Beautiful, love the shadow!

  5. AnonymousMay 29, 2013

    Dorly, I'm so glad you are creating cards once more. As usual, this one is a winner!! I like the dimensional look of of the hummingbird.
    Diana Craiag

  6. Dorly, your card is beautiful. I love the scene-did you paint it? And your bird that flys over-very pretty and yes, I would love to be able to fly and see a bird's view!!! hugs, Laura


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