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November 02, 2016

Water Colour Wednesday - Botanical Flutters

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is created with Distress Inks and water and the result is quite a pretty card.

I created a stamp with craft foam from the Hummingbird die that is in the  Botanical Flutters   from Spellbinders

I stamped it several times over the card with Versamark and used white embossing powder on them

Then with a blending tool I used Twisted Citron and Stormy Sky over the top and blended it well. The white birds show through once this is done.

Spritz with clean water and blot off again for a more mottled look

The Hummingbird I have cut twice in white card and then a top layer in silver and glued them all together for dimension

The base card is white and on top of that I have added in a sun-ray panel and I will cover that in another video

So lyricist speaking not water colours but done with water based inks so I am cheating a little here ... but still a good card to send to some one on their birthday.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, a very pretty card and more inspiration thank you.
    Nancyd xx

  2. It does make a pretty Birthday card

  3. What a creative card and it's so pretty too. Love the Hummingbird and using a die to create your own stamp is very creative. Terrific idea!
    Sandi Smith

  4. Morning Christina,
    A very clever idea, love the effect.

  5. Lovely card Christina. Love the background.

  6. A very pretty card and interesting technique...thanks Christina....luv Ursula xx

  7. Hi, Christina,
    Who's a clever thing then? This card is a delight and I have to say that the silver hummingbird is very effective and I love the stamped background - note to self, get your act together and give this a try! I tried layering up a die cut yesterday, boy isn't it Fiddly! I finally finished my Advent calendar and needed something as a topper so thought I'd put Happy Christmas not top in gold. Even with a steady hand it was quite a chore to get the layers lined up. I think it will pass muster though☺
    The sun is shining again this morning but if course, because I need to go out it's really rather chilly. Time for my pride and joy, my crochet hat, and my fingerless gripper gloves...I need the ones with little rubber bubbles on to keep hold of my cane when I'm out. I'm on a mission to see if the pound shop have put their Christmas decorations out now that Halloween is over. There are a few things I need and I left it too late last year.
    Bejay xx

  8. Hi Christina
    Love this card. The colours you've used are lovely.

  9. Hi Christina

    It is such a pretty card, love the delicate shades too

    June x

  10. I so want to do this, such a lovely card.

  11. Very nice card...thanks for sharing your talent with all of us....

  12. Lovely card.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. very impressive - lovely card and some good ideas. xx

  14. very pretty card and love the effect.

  15. Different and very effective. Love the result, Christina.
    Sue Mac

  16. Lovely idea, gives you a beautiful backgrounds.

  17. Wonderful Card! I absolutely love this card! Beautiful colors , adorable humming bird & awesome card. Christina It is fabulous & thank you for sharing this card

  18. Stunning card Christina, I love hummingbirds.
    Linda xxx

  19. Hi Christina
    Love this card. I must have another look at your video to create a stamp with craft foam because I think it is a great idea.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  20. Very pretty cards love the humming birds! Your cards are always beautiful!!

  21. I absolutely love this card, I keep meaning to try cutting stamps out of craft foam but each time I start a new card I get a metal blank, don't know what I would do without you. Thank you so much.


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