On the CASE: Quick Colored Hummingbird

Jun 19, 2019 | Encouragement Cards | 3 comments

On the CASE: Quick Colored Hummingbird

Jun 19, 2019 | Encouragement Cards | 3 comments

Hummingbirds – they’re on trend!

They’re also in my yard! I think hummingbirds are such magical creatures. We have many in our area and lots of people keep them well-fed, so I get to see them in nature quite often. We even have a hummingbird house that we hope will attract a loving couple to lay their eggs. Did you know that hummingbird eggs are the size of Tic-Tacs?! 

Anyway, I know a lot of companies added hummingbirds to their lineup this spring, so I had to add one to my collection – but which one?! I went for a lovely folk-style image set from Pinkfresh Studio that will work well in a lot of different styles. Oh, and I love the sentiments that it came with — always a bonus to a good set of images!

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Folk Hummingbird (Pinkfresh Studio)
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Solar White 110lb CS (Neenah), 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Solar White 80lb CS (Neenah)
Inks: Black Dye Ink (Scrapbook.com), Copics: YG17, G29, Y19, RV23, RV25, Precision Pen size .01 (American Crafts)
Accessories: None
Other: Stamp Positioning Tool (Tonic), Big Shot (Sizzix), Folk Hummingbird dies (Pinkfresh Studio)

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide – click on the images to see a larger slideshow)

  1. Score the card base at 4 1/4. Use a ruler and .01 marker to draw a frame.
  2. Stamp the sentiment on the card base. Set aside.
  3. Stamp the flower and hummingbird images. Allow to dry, or use a heat tool to set the ink.
  4. Color images using Copics.
  5. Diecut the images.
  6. Adhere the images to the card base arranged as shown.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – This CASE is straightforward and will come together quickly. What I like about it is that colors can be easily swapped out, and it reminds us that Copic markers don’t always have to be blended. The ink lays down so nice as a solid color that there’s no reason NOT to use them all the time! So, go ahead, experiment with different color combos and create a whole pile of these CASE-worthy cards!

We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing our projects, or another project you’ve been eyeing!  We hope to see you again in 2 weeks when we’ll be On the CASE again!

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