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Hummingbird Flight

Hummingbird Flight

Hello My Friend! Thanks for stopping by - I thought I'd take a step away from holiday cards for a minute and share this vintage inspired, shabby chic card with you today. 
I started with the background first, and used Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint Distress Inks to blend onto the background panel - I used the Perfect Blend Cardstock and the inks blended so easily!
After I was happy with my blends, I used the Antique Linen Distress Ink and blended that just around the edges of the blue. I also used Antique Linen to randomly stamp the small script from the Fall Changes Stamp set across the background. 
One more thing and our background will be complete! Of course, I needed to add some glitter. I used the Quilt Lace Stencil and applied Fallen Snow glitter glaze just in small spots across the background with no rhyme or reason, just random spots of glitter! 
OK, now we set the background aside to dry while we work on the focal image. I stamped out the hibiscus and one of the hummingbirds onto Aqua Pigment paper and cut those out with my Scan n Cut. Then, it is time for some fun with Aqua Pigments!
I LOVE these liquid watercolors and use them all the time.
Did you know that there is an Aqua PIgment of the Month club?! It is a great way to build your collection and get some awesome, exclusive colors. 
Back to the card - I like to use the Squeaky Clean dispenser filled with just plain water when I am watercoloring. You can get small amounts of clean water at a time in the top of the dispenser to clean your brush, then I use a towel to wipe that up and get fresh water as needed.  For the coloring on the hibiscus, I used red towards the center of the flower and blended that with yellow coming in the edges of the petals. It made for a beautiful blend in the middle! 
Once the images were completely dry, I used my blending brush with some Antique Linen Distress Ink the lightly cover both images. This will help them blend better with background and not have the stark white of the paper show through around the edges. 
When everything was dry, it was time for assembly! I popped up a frame using a matte gold cardstock. The hummingbird and hibiscus were popped up with foam tape as well. A little banner was added at the top with the sentiment and glued directly down onto the panel. I put the panel onto an A2 card base that was ink blended with Antique Linen around the edges to match the rest of the card.
Thank you for checking out my card - Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you soon!
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