Saturday, April 21, 2018

Hugs & Hello!

Happy Saturday!
I am really trying to use up everything that I have in my stash lately. I am so guilty of purchasing items from new releases or when I see a card with something I love on it. Then when I get my "Happy Mail" it goes into a bin I call "New, never used". And it piles up and gets ignored sitting there on the corner of my Desk.  These cuties have been in my bin for a while now and I am so happy I got them out and played with them. 
This is my fist attempt at an Eclipse card and I can see more in my future, I just loved making it. I masked off the Petunias to create a flower border, then cut out the word "hugs" and popped the letters up with foam tape. Then I added my Hummingbirds to my card. I added Crystal Stickles to the Hummingbirds heads for a glitter effect.
The inside sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp called "Handlettered Encouragement New Beginnings".
On this card I decided to colour the Hummingbirds in a fun colour. I made the background by embossing the Your Next Stamp "Mini Flower Ink Splatter" several times on the background. Then using Distress Oxide ink I blended out some coordinating colours and added a few spritzes of water. After die cutting the coloured birds I popped them up with foam tape and added a die cut "Hello".

Copics Used:
Hummingbirds: R35, R37, R39 / YG91, YG93, YG97
BG00, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Flowers: R30, R32, R35, R37, R39 / YG61, YG63, YG67

Happy Stamping!