The "Just Us Girls" challenge is asking us to make a card with BIRDS in it so, I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge #128 to make mine.
Now, is this sweet and adorable or what? This stamp is called Hummingbird Feeder. I stamped the image onto Canson water color paper with Versafine Onix Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, I've found out that doing this, helps a lot when water coloring because the color stays inside the thin line of embossing. I colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter. For the Hummingbird's green feathers I used a Crayola marker that had this vibrant color matching the actual color of this beautiful birds.
The patter paper is from a retired line from Lili of the Valley, the sentiment is from SU Teeny, Tiny Wishes, punched with the retired Word Window punch.
I started finishing my cards this year as a New Year's resolution, it saves me a ton of time when I send them to family and friends.
The sentiment and the Hummingbird are from a retired Flourishes set called "Humming Along" and the flowers in the corner are from a retired SU set called "Peaceful Petals".
Here are the banners that inspired my card.
Here are the stamps I used to create this card.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.