Something to Hum About

This card was inspired by three challenges this week:

Freshly Made Sketches #432 with a sketch by Jen T.

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #133 which requires using a stamp that is at least 1-yr old [mine was released on April 20, 1019 in Stampin' Up! (SU) Occasions Catalog, so I just squeaked by!].
RRCB 133

TGIF #261 "Use Your Words"  which required the use of a word that was die-cut. I die cut mine three times, then stacked them.

Color My Heart Color Dare #391 "Color Palette" which required the use of at least three colors from their color palette of 6 colors. I chose four: Sangria, Smoothie, Glacier & Fern.

So with sketch, colors, word embellishment, and age of stamp in hand, I chose to create a hummingbird celebration card. The SU "Humming Along" hummingbird was stamped with Memento ink, then hand colored with Copic markers. I cut it out using my digital cutter with a 0.04" white border. It was mounted to the front of the card using foam tape.

The strip across the front of the card was cut with my paper trimmer, then colored with the same Sangria color as used on the bird to ensure it matched.

The celebrate sentiment was die cut from Glacier cardstock three times, then stacked and glued to make it have more of a 3D effect.

I kept this card very clean, and didn't use any background patterns or color. I wanted the hummingbird to be the central focus.

I am rating the difficulty of this card as a "2" out of a possible "5". If you have never done hand coloring, or need to fussy cut the bird, then I'd raise it to a level "3".

Stamps: SU Humming Along
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick Cardstock
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Memento TUxedo Black, Copics G02,R59, YG25,R22
Accessories: Sizzicx Tim Holtz Celebrate Thinlits Dies, Brother ScanNCut CM350, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Paper Trimmer, Adhesive Foam Tape
Techniques: Die Cutting, Hand Coloring


  1. Pretty card! Such a unique and fun hummer- and fun how you colored him too! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. Beautiful! I love the way you colored the hummingbird! Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

  3. Gorgeous! I love the clean vibe of this card, with the pop of colour at the top. Great image to choose. That horizontal strip, matching the tail feathers, really works perfectly. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  4. Gorgeous hummingbird - beautifully colored!! So perfect for a "celebrate" card. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Love humingbirds and nicely colored and love the bold sentiment...CAS and very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  6. What an amazing hummingbird! I love how you colored it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  7. Great Cas card!
    Thank you for sharing with Color My Heart Color Dare!
    Color Dare Challenges
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

    1. Lovely CAS card, love that your sentiment die matches the Hummingbird colours. Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Cx DT

  8. Love your card, the bird is beautiful with all those colors. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

  9. love the classic lines of your card. Its clean and elegant looking. Thank you for joining us at Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.


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