June 29, 2016


Have you checked out the Stampin' Up! stamp set, Picture Perfect, shown on page 140 of the new big catalog? I did. Several times. It just looked so intriguing. But I was afraid. It just looked so COMPLICATED.

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.



  1. What a lovely card. I like the dimension of the hummingbird and the pretty colors you used. Great take on the Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. Thank you for playing!!

    Nora Noll
    Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
    Design Team

  2. Wow, these images work lovely as a tent topper card. Gorgeous colors and I love the embossed background! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  3. This is just gorgeous! The colours work together so well. #FridayFrivoltiy

  4. This is beautiful, I love the colors and the humming bird is the perfect addition!! Thank you for visiting to share on http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/friday-feature-linky-party-24/ This week.
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  5. That hummingbird is gorgeous. Beautiful card, as always! #overthemoon

  6. What a lovely card! Have a great week <3

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  7. Really pretty! thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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  9. Oh this is SO pretty! :)

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  10. That is beautiful - what a great gift idea! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  11. The dimension really enhances the beauty of the card. Beautiful!