I am so happy with how this card turned out. The hummingbirds are super cute and I like that they are a surprise when you open the card. The one hummingbird on the right actually goes up and down when the card opens and closed.
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I knew from the beginning that I was going to use these hummingbird stamps. I purchased them second hand but I believe they are from Pretty Pink Posh. Now this is going to seem kinda crazy but I wanted to try water colouring with these new water colouring pencil crayons from Crayola, yes Crayola. I am not a watercolour expert but I think I pulled them off ok. To get the brightness I actually did three layers of watercolour making sure that each layer was dry before moving on to the next one. I cut them out using my Scan n Cut and I went over them with some Wink of Stella shimmer.
The card base is a Whisper White base cut and scored to be 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. The front panel is 4″x 51/4″ blue Color core cardstock, I ran it through my big shot with a swirly embossing folder. Next, I used an emery board to rough up the swirls to give the panel a two-toned look.
On the inside I used a nice Blue piece of paper from my Stash, it is actually double-sided, one blue, the other green. the Green leaves are cut using this cardstock, also if you notice (pic at the bottom) the words and the leaf on the front are green, but when you see them from inside the card they are blue.
The mechanism to make the greeting pop up and the hummingbird move was created by using Karen Burnistons Spinner Square Pop-up https://youtu.be/lhDIOvEK3k0 I also made the window by following her direction in the video.
so I ran into a bit of a problem, as I made this card a little smaller than the card that Karen made when I started making the mechanism in the card I realized that once finished the hummingbird was going to stick out the side of the card.
sooooooo to fix this first I trimmed off the piece that was going to stick out the side.
then I added another arm, but instead of going sideways it went straight up when closed, so the bird actually came down from top to side as opposed to starting at the side and moving to the bottom. I also added the large Blue and white square to the top of the platform
so next came problem # 2, the arm was a little too long so it was kind of droopy, to fix this a made a little square spacer to put behind to give it a bit of a boost.
Now to decorate, I added some flowers to the pop-up mechanism using dies from stash, and I added a hummingbird to the arm, trimming off a little bit of the arm as well. I also added a hummingbird to the top, and one to the far left bottom corner.
On the front, I cut out a white frame for around the window, and I cut Happy Birthday out of a nice bright green piece of paper from my stash, the double-sided cardstock mentioned above) and adhered it to the window. I added a few flowers and a leaf to the front of the card also, the leaf on the bottom right corner hides the back of one of the hummingbirds that are in the inside of the card.
A few extra pics