4/13/2016 Update: This tag card was a Top Three winner at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
One of the pleasures of living in Arizona is having Hummingbirds all year. In the winter months, they migrate from the north and the feeders are loaded with them. These tiny little creatures are feisty, quarreling among themselves while vying for a turn at the feeder tubes. Now that April has arrived, they will begin their journeys back north. Right now, just a few have left and there is still a fair sized crowd awaiting breakfast each morning. In another three weeks, most of them will be gone and we will be back to our normal Hummingbird population.
My card was inspired by several challenges for design, theme and colors:
1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #154
2. Fab Friday Color Challenge #84
3. Tag You're It Photo Inspiration Challenge #44
Creative with Stamps #1
My design includes the birthday card and a tag that fits into a pocket that will also hold a gift card, check or cash.
A bird was stamped and colored with alcohol markers. The tag was made from the bird panel and three of the four corners were punched for added design. Tiny flowers were also stamped on the tag and die cut flowers were added to show the bird feeding. A slit was punched into the top of the tag, it was also matted with cardstock and ribbon was run through it and then tied with a piece of Baker's twine.
For additional information and challenge fun visit the blogs AHSC154, FabFriday84, CWS1 and TYI44!
Techniques: Stamping, coloring, sponging, die cutting, fussy cutting, punch cutting, inlay
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Remembering Your Birthday; Inkadinkadoo Patterned Birds
Inks: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, So Saffron; Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, So Saffron
DSP: Best Day Ever Collection and scraps from stash
Dies: Verve Award Banners, Lil' Inker Designs Perky Posies
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Curvy Corner
Misc.: Thick twine, ribbon, Dimensionals; gems from stash
Ooh, pretty! I love how you captured the magic of the hummingbird! Thanks for playing along with us at Tag You're It!ReplyDelete
I love that hummingbird and the shape of the tag. The border where the tag sits is awesome. Great colour scheme as well! Thanks for joining us at AHSC again this week!ReplyDelete
That hummingbird is so adorable! What a fun card and technique! Great with these colors!ReplyDelete
Love this Melanie! Your tag is perfectly created and I love the little die cut border for the pocket. Great take on the sketch, love the colors too! :)ReplyDelete
So cute! I saw the best hummingbird video yesterday of them taking a bath in a bird bath and little sprinkler. We get hummingbirds in the summer but only 2 or 3 pairs and they spend all their time chasing each other away from the feeders...silly birds theres enough for everyone! I love your card with the the die cut flowers on the edge of the tag. The pocket is such a smart way to display your sweet tag! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!ReplyDelete
What a fun interactive card, thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.ReplyDelete
So, so beautiful, Melanie! Love the hummingbird and the dual purpose of the birthday card. Creative!! Here in Nova Scotia, we have hummingbirds too! They are probably on their way back SOON. (We have had a late-ish Spring ).Our neighbors here have a feeder and love them. My parents in northwestern New Brunswick (next province over) have many h-birds and love watching them at the feeders. BTW, your color scheme is STUNNING. All the little touches MAKE this card! I love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts this week! :) ~ Ali (AHSC DT)ReplyDelete
Love hummingbirds...and again a whimsical hummingbird. All three challenges have certainly been met with this card and love the color combination from the color challenge. You have been a very busy lady, I have had to drag myself away from crafting to do some much needed spring cleaning, but I'll be back tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness how cute is this! I love your tag pocket! What a beautiful hummingbird stamp! Thanks for joining us at Tag You’re It!ReplyDelete
So pretty and very springy! Thanks for playing at AHSC!ReplyDelete
I love hunningbirds and this little whimsical image is so cute. Your card is very pretty. Thanks for being a part of AHSC this week.ReplyDelete
So beautiful! Love the colors and LOVE that hummingbird! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!ReplyDelete
What a cute little tag, and a cute little hummer! What a neat little banner detail! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty, I love that sweet little hummingbird and the collection of muted colours and paper patterns. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.ReplyDelete
Melanie, sweetest hummingbird I've seen! and the whole pocket for stash/cash thing? Love it! Love the colors, the design, and especially that hummer!!! So glad you played along at TYI! Love seeing your great projects on the lineup! ~NancyReplyDelete
WoW love that sweet hummingbird. Thank you for joining us over at tag You're it.ReplyDelete
What a cool image! I love the bacckground you've created for the sweet hummingbird, too! Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday color challenge!ReplyDelete
Very pretty card!! I love how the hummingbird is eating from the flower!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!ReplyDelete
I love hummingbirds! Great idea...the pocket! Very pretty card!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
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Lovely way to give a Gift card, Melanie! Very pretty Hummingbird on the tag.ReplyDelete
Thank you for playing along with us at Creative with Stamps~Butterfly Challenge! ;-)
What a beauty... Hummingbirds and butterflies: what a wonderful combination! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us at CWS, Jo xReplyDelete
Pretty card and the pocket for the tag and I love the hummingbird. The added butterfly is a great touch. Thanks for sharing over at Creative with StampsReplyDelete
Great card - love the image and the little butterfly is a cute detail :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at "Creative with Stamps",