Monday, April 7, 2008

Hummingbird Accordian Card

If any of you get CardMaker Magazine, as soon as I saw pg 37 in the May issue, designed by Lauren Meader, I knew I had to try something!!

The card is an accordion style, 12x5 inch piece of cream cardstock scored at 2, 4, 8 & 10 inches. (guess what came today??!! my Scor-Pal! yup, I succumbed to peer pressure....not much needed... I still like my Top Score features, but like the extra scoring spaces on the SP!)
I started by stamping the Hummingbird and Flowers from Asela's Bird Sampler on the front folded card. With the help of my stamp-a-ma-jig and some masking, I stamped them again inside the folds to match and added a couple more flowers.

I then set about stamping different flowers from Silhouette Blooms I & II in various colors.

I used Distress reinkers and a waterbrush to color the hummingbird and flowers. Then carefully with my craft knife, I cut around the parts of the bird I wanted to pop out when the card was opened.

I sponged some Shabby Shutters up from the bottom and used my homemade cloud template to sponge off with Broken China.

The birds and flowers looked like they were suspended in mid-air, so I added some flourishes from Beautiful. They kinda look like vines don't you think?

It was still lacking something at the bottom, so I stamped the flowers from Beautiful with Peeled Paint...ahhh, that was it!



All images Cornish Heritage Farms

Silhouette Blooms I&II

Beautiful

Bird Sampler

Think of Me

Prism Papers Cardstock:

Butter Cream

Razzleberry Light

Ink:

Adirondack Willow

Adirondack Juniper

Distress Dried Marigold

Distress Broken China

Distress Peeled Paint

12 comments :

Patty W said...

WOWee.. I'm in awe... beautiful card and I love hummingbirds!

WOW .

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow is right! I'm also in awe of this fabulous card! Just amazing!!!

Dee aka StampincuzILuv2 said...

This is drop dead gorgeous Dawn!! Wow!!

Denise... said...

Oh my...gorgeous!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful! TFS

Diane said...

Oh my goodness this card is oh so beautiful!!!! You did an amazing job!!! TFS!

MWIT said...

Seriously, Dawn....This is INCREDIBLE!

Angelnorth said...

Awesome card Dawn, hope you have someone special who'll really appreciate it when you send it!

-dlm. said...

Drop-dead gorgeous, Dawn!

- dlm.

Susan (rainy) said...

Be still my heart!!! Dawn this is breath taking, jaw dropping gorgeous!! Wowza!

JAR said...

WOWSERS! This is a realy stunner, Dawn!!! BEAUTIFUL work and lovely scene design!

sewcrazy said...

One of the most gorgeous cards I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing!! I really love it.