The hummingbirds have arrived here in the mountains of Southern Colorado.
In celebration, I am featuring a blast from the past card I created last year using the retiring stamp set Picture Perfect.
This is one of my favorite cards I created using this set.
There is a slight learning curve and, it takes a little practice to get the hummingbird right, but it is so worth it.
Here are some tips that I have worked out:
1. The packaging is numbered with each stamp (1-4 for the hummingbird). Also, each stamp has a tab at the top of it. Use this tab for placement and alignment with each step. To help me with the placement of the bird, I made a small tick mark on my card stock using a pencil. I lined up the tab on the stamps with this tick mark. Erase the mark when you are done.
2. Start with the lightest color. For the hummingbird, I started with Smoky Slate stamped off once, then stamped the #1 hummingbird.
3. The 2nd stamp is the throat which I stamped using Real Red. The shape of the throat matches the image of #1 stamped image.
4. I stamped the 3rd stamp using Smoky Slate full strength.
5. I stamped the 4th stamp using Tuxedo Black.
6. When aligning the stamps for the body of the hummingbird, remember to position it with the tip of the tab on your tick mark. Other alignment points are the eye, the tail feathers, the beak and the line along the bottom of the body.
This set also includes a 3-step rose and a 2-step star fish.
It retires on May 31, so if you haven't purchased it yet, now is the time to do so!
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Stamp Set: Picture Perfect
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate, Real Red
Paper: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Whisper White