Friday, May 9, 2014

Hummingbird For You Mom!

Another Mother's Day card that is fun and easy to make, that any Mother would be happy to receive this Sunday. I started with a natural card stock base folded to an A2 size card.  I then took a handwriting stamp from Oriental Trading Co.and stamped it twice on the card front with London Fog grey Memento ink.  I then took three colors of Gelatos, (Lemon, Tangerine, and Buttercream) and smeared them on in vertical stripes. I then took a baby wipe and gently blended the colors, rubbing in a circular motion. (lightest color to darkest) Let the card dry completely. 

While the card is drying, I got my papers and flower die, leaves, and hummingbird die together with my Cuttlebug machine. The dies are from Dee's Distinctively- A Cut Above, and I used Stardream Metallic Papers from the Classy Cards 'N Such online store. For the hummingbird, I used Neenah Metallic White Gold card stock and Stardream Fuse Azalea. The Bell Flowers and Leaves were cut from Stardream Azalea and Stardream Emerald. The Stardream papers are so beautiful with a lovely metallic sheen that doesn't show up well on film. But the cards, in person, are stunning! The flowers and birds feathers are shaped with a ball stylus so that they appear 3D on the card. The sentiment words came from the Parentville stamp set from Winnie & Walter, llc. 

I am submitting this card to the Classy Cards 'N Such Weekly Challenge #31, Mother's Day

I hope you have enjoyed this card, you still have time to make your Mother a beautiful handmade card and gift, if you so wish. Have a great weekend, and don't forget to celebrate Mother's Day with your Mother!


  1. Mindy, your card is gorgeous! I love how you blended the gelatos, the colors are so soft on the metallic paper. Your hummingbird and flowers look so real, and the colors are wonderful. Thank you for entering another pretty card to the Classy Cards 'n Such weekly challenge. Hope to see more of your creative talents in our challenges!

  2. Beautiful card Mindy...gorgeous use of those wonderful metallic papers Beverly carries!! The hummingbird and the flowers are so pretty!! Thank you for joining us at "Classy Cards 'n Such" for our "Mother's Day" challenge!!
    Diane CCNS DT

  3. Very pretty! Love that hummingbird. Thanks for playing in this week's Classy Cards 'n Such challenge!

    1. Mindy your card is gorgeous. The Stardream metallic papers sparkle and are a great choice for a hummingbird and flowers. I love the background words being softened by using the gelatos and how well you blended the gelatos.

  4. Your flowers are amazing! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge.

  5. Beautiful card! I love those flowers and your gorgeous script background! It's so cool that you used Gelatos to color your background - love gelatos! Thank you for playing in our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such this week!

  6. I really love hummingbirds, and these dies are beautiful - this is a special card!