Paper Rose, Humming Bird Garden

I really enjoyed going back to basics with these cards,  I realized I had not colored anything in for quiet sometimes so I knew when I was trying to designing these cards  I wanted to go back to my first passion stemming back to childhood and that was coloring. 

I pulled out some bristol watercolor paper, my Versa Clair nocturn ink and my long lost friends the Zig Clear color brush markers. It seems like forever since I used them, which is a shame as I always remember why I loved them so much once I start to color.

What are some of your favorite go-to coloring mediums that you sometimes forget about?  Leave a comment I would love to know 

  These markers are just make coloring and adding shading so easy and effortless, got to use them more often.  To help me out I googled pictures of hibiscus flowers as well as hummingbirds, I really wanted to create something close to what you would actually find in nature. 

Once i had all the coloring done, I decided for some strange reason that it would be faster for me to fussy cut everything out instead of using the coordinating dies, that I actually have. Lol, I do not always do things the easy way.  I tend to make more work for myself at times.

 Do you ever find that you create more work for yourself when you do not need to?  

After I finished all the fussy cutting, I went around the edges of the flowers, leaves, and hummingbirds with my memento tuxedo marker to make sure no white peeked through. 

At this point, it was time to figure out the rest of the card. I started by creating my card bases, that measure 4 ¼ x 5½, from Neenah solar white 110lb cardstock.  From there I cut down some heavyweight black shimmer cardstock to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, and green shimmer cardstock to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8. 

To add some texture I ran the green shimmer paper through my big shot using the 3d tropical leaves embossing folder from Sizzix, I just love how this looks up close.  

While I was using my big shot I decided to die cut some oval frames from that same black shimmer paper and someNeenah solar white cardstock.  I die cut several times from each of the colored cardstock using both sizes of frames, as I knew I wanted to incorporate and layer the two both on the outside fo the card and inside as well.

Finally, it was time to adhere everything together.

I have to say this card has a lot of texture and dimension, as I not only popped up the green panel, but also the flowers and hummingbird. With the hummingbird, I did use two layers of the 3m tape, needless this card may cost a pretty penny to ship, but so worth it.

I am very happy with how these cards turned out. 

I hope inspired you to check out all that Paper Rose Studio has to offer, you can even find their products through Simon Says Stamp and I believe Ellen Hudson, and for my local friend Clipper Street Scrapbook carries a Paper Rose products as well. 

Thank you for stopping by have a wonderful week 

~Nancy~

 

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