But that sweet hummingbird and the gorgeous flower kept calling to me every time I passed the set in the catalog.
Finally, I took a deep breath. I ordered it.
It took a few days until I finally settled down to give the hummingbird a try. Four steps. FOUR steps to make this little guy! But Stampin' Up! is so clever in their designs, he actually came together quite easily and readily. I tried a few color combinations until I came up with the one I like the best.
The flower came together nicely also.
After fussy cutting them both, they sat on my worktable for a few days. I wanted to make something truly luscious using these images. But I didn't know how to proceed with lusciousness.
Then I saw the criteria for two challenges this week, and it all CLICKED!
This is what I finally came up with:
I made my creation into a tent topper card. Shown from the side, you can notice all the dimension the card has.
To add further to the floral/nature feel and more dimension, I used the new Petal Burst embossing folder for my background base piece.
Adding a few sequins gave a touch of bling.
The "you" came from the Hello You Thinlits (page 192). I thought about adding another portion of sentiment to the card, but in the end, I refrained and kept it simple with "you". That one word carries so much weight, and, depending on the message written inside, can be used for many occasions.
When I was putting the card together. the plain white circle onto which I was placing my bird and flower was simply TOO STARK!
After much debate, I decided to cover the whole white circle with the roses from the set, in various stagess of completion to give some variety and interest.
That was a good choice, because it ended up looking as if the hummingbird had singled out his perfect flower from a whole bush-full of flowers. And it was a nice soft background on which the main characters took the stage.