We are positively HUMMING with excitement over here at Technique Tuesday. The new Happy Hummingbirds Stamps and Matching Dies are one of our favorite recent Animal House sets. And today we are sharing stamped Hummingbird project ideas that showcase how simple or complex you can make your hummingbird cards, gift tags, and other paper craft projects.
Bev made this clean and simple hummingbird card using both of the bird stamps and two of the many sentiments that are included in the hummingbird stamp set. She used alcohol markers to color the stamped hummingbird images. She added the "Fluttering by to say..." sentiment. Then she flicked some gold and turquoise watercolors onto her project to add a fine texture to the background. To finish her hummingbird card, she stamped the "hope your day is as exquisite as you are" sentiment on the inside of the card.
The hummingbird stamp set also can be used to make quick little gift tags! Bev used the largest die in the set of Essential Stitched Labels Crafting Dies to cut out a large white tag and a hot pink tag. She lined up both of the large tags, and one of the slot dies (also from the set of Essential Stitched Labels dies) to make room for the ribbon. Then she stamped one of the hummingbirds, the flower, and the "sweet birthday wishes" sentiment onto the white tag. She used alcohol markers to add color to the stamped hummingbird and flower images. Then she splattered a bit of gold and turquoise ink onto the background and a little ribbon to make this sweet hummingbird birthday gift tag.
Julie stepped things up with extra layers on this hummingbird birthday card. She started by stamping, watercoloring, and cutting out one of the birds to make a dimensional hummingbird accent. She stamped the "sweet birthday wishes" phrase on white cardstock and then used the small tag die from the set of Essential Stitched Labels to cut out the sentiment. (All of the sentiments included with the Happy Hummingbirds stamp set fit on the tag shapes you can make using the Essential Stitched Labels Dies.) Julie added patterned paper to her card front. Next, she adhered a strip of dark pink paper and added a tiny ribbon and bow. Lastly, she used foam squares to add a little extra depth and interest to her hummingbird embellishment and the sentiment.
Bev made her own patterned paper for this slimline hummingbird card. She started by cutting out a hot-pink, slimline card (8 1/2" x 7" folded in half so that the card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" when it is closed). She also cut out a white card-front that measured 8 1/4" x 3 1/4". Using the smallest die from the Essential Stitched Labels set she cut out a small, white label and a second small, hot-pink label. She stamped the "Fluttering by to say..." sentiment on the small white label. Then she used a pencil and one of the small labels to add light marks showing where she was going to position the sentiment tag on her card. She also positioned the hummingbird and flower stamps on the project and made light pencil markers to show where she wanted those to be positioned too. Then she stamped the flowers and hummingbirds using alcohol marker friendly black ink. By stamping the flower images off the edges of the card front and out from under the sentiment label, it makes a more interesting background. (You may want to do some masking to make it look it like the hummingbirds' beaks are in front of the flowers. Here's a link to a masking tutorial video.) Then Bev slightly offset the "Fluttering by to say..." sentiment label with the small hot-pink label to finish her handmade, hummingbird card.
Isn't this slightly more complex stamped and die-cut hummingbird card beautiful? To make the dimensional hummingbird embellishment, Julie stamped the hummingbird (using water-proof ink) and painted it with watercolors. Once it was dry, she die cut it out using the matching Happy Hummingbird Crafting Dies. She also stamped a bunch of the flower images and used watercolors to make the flower-patterned paper. She stamped the "Fluttering by to say..." sentiment and the "thank you" sentiment (which is also from the Happy Hummingbird Stamp Set). Then Julie used the medium-sized label from the set of Essential Stitched Labels to cut out the combined sentiment tag. She layered an accent strip of dark teal paper and a strip of the flower patterned paper onto her card front. To finish her card, Julie used foam squares to pop-up the stamped and die-cut hummingbird accent and the sentiment tag.
Here's another exquisite card by Julie featuring a stamped hummingbird accent. She stamped the longer-tailed hummingbird image, applied watercolors, and once it was dry, cut it out. Next, Julie got out a strip of the watercolored flower patterned paper (that she had made for the last card). She added a strip of narrow, silver washi tape to the card front and adhered the flower-patterned paper. Julie stamped the "hope your day is as exquisite as you are" phrase and used the medium-sized die from the set of Essential Stitched Labels to cut it out. She popped up the hummingbird accent using foam squares. To finish this handmade hummingbird card she added some acrylic droplets.
We hope you enjoyed seeing these stamped and die-cut hummingbird cards and gift tag! Our creative team will be making more hummingbird paper craft projects and we'll be sharing them soon. Sign up for our newsletters to be the first to hear about new projects or to be notified when we post new things on this blog.
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