Happy Tuesday and First Day of Spring everyone!! Winter is officially over...though it has pretty much been over here since December :) I love Spring and all it represents...newness, rebirth, flowers blooming, birds chirping...that was the inspiration for my card today!! Nothing says Spring like the hummingbirds returning :)
I used my Art Nouveau cart for the first time. I've had it since Black Friday so it's about time :) My Mom's birthday is in May, so I got a head start making this card for her. She loves hummingbirds and flowers :)
The green background paper is from First Edition Spring Feast Paper. The mauve background paper with khaki swirls is from K&Company. The rest of the solid papers are DCWV Textured Stack.
How beautiful is this hummingbird?? We have a charm of hummingbirds that arrive in early spring and stay throughout the summer. It grows to over two dozen and I'm making hummer food every other day for like six feeders, but they are so beautiful and worth it...they look just like this!! There are times I can't go out on the deck...there are so many, it's like a swarm of bees :()
I cut him at 2.5"...a little smaller than the recommended 3" and I had to cut him a few times to get it to cut without tearing the paper. I attached all his wing layers with foam tape for dimension.
I thought this vase was just gorgeous...I love the beautiful flower design. I embossed the base with Swiss Dots and offset some of the layers for depth. I also attached the flowers and vines with foam tape for dimension, and added crystals.
The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from my friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces. I added a flower from Flower Shoppe and a little butterfly charm from my stash.
The labels are Spellbinders Labels 3 and I embossed the bottom black label with the Swirls embossing folder. Happy bird-day is from K Andrew Designs Owly Hoo stamp set, one of my favorites:
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I am entering the card in the following challenges:
- FCCB #103 - Celebrate Spring: include at least 3 flowers (carts used: Art Nouveau; Flower Shoppe)
- Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Things With Wings
- Birthday Sundaes Challenge #48 - Animal Birthday Card
- Sentimental Sundays Challenge #94 - Metal (butterfly charm)
- 2 Sisters Challenge Blog Challenge #83 - Spots and Dots (on the vase)