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!

  8. Oh this is SO pretty! :)

    I'd love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J

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

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

  11. I love it! Picture Perfect is gorgeous and linear. There are so many possibilities for projects, both paper goods and embellishments. I knew there were several things I wanted to do with this set when the new catalog arrived in my mailbox, but now that Get Assignment Online -Assignmentsquare.co.uk I've laid eyes on them.... Spools of ribbon? Yes Please!!!These rubber stamps are adorably cute saying "You Make Every Moment Memorable" Very spongy and brilliant colors. The sentiment can be stamped several times for added dimension.