I have been wanting to try layered stamping for quite some time, but only this week did I finally get this Stampin’ Up! “Picture Perfect” stamp set that had a variety of layered stamping images. I fell in love with the hummingbird so I decided to do a flock of them on a CAS card (do hummingbirds travel in a flock? lol).

20160714_092317I don’t know why I thought I could just do this with no instruction, but I figured with my MISTI tool, I would be all set. Well…after a lot of fiddling, and eyeballing to try to get the various layers lined up, the hummingbirds turned out okay. Yep, no resounding success, but I had fun and now I am looking forward to my layered stamping class that I’ll be taking at the Scrapbook Exp tomorrow even more!

I used the following Ranger Adirondack pigment ink colors (I had picked these up ages ago at Tuesday Morning for about $2 each and really hadn’t used them much since I do more Copic and water coloring than colored stamping): Cloudy Blue, Sailboat Blue, Butterscotch and Stream.

20160714_092334The misalignment of my layered stamping looked a little like how 3D movies look without 3D glasses, and I just couldn’t live with that so I fussy cut each one of the hummingbirds out (yes, even the super thin beaks) and glued them onto a white card base, wrapping them around the front and back of the card. I love the CAS look but I think taking it around the back adds a little something extra. 🙂

Then I used the “happy” and “anniversary” word dies from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Celebrate Thinlits die set. I cut the words out three times (making sure to secure the little dot for the “i”) and glued them together to make them dimensional like Thickers. I glued that onto the lower right of the card base and I would have finished it there, except that while I was gluing down one of the hummingbirds I smeared some of the ink onto the card base so I had to cover that up with some flower sequins. I actually like it even better with those couple of flowers and then the dozen or so doodled dots I added with a Sakura Clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen.

The inside is just lined with some pale handmade paper and a sentiment from the stamp set that says: ” Our hearts decide who is family,” which I thought was perfect for an anniversary card.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Flora and Fauna Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Add A Sentiment Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Wafer Thin Dies Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Use Birds or Feathers Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More Make Your Mark Challenge


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