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Saturday, 20 September 2014


I made this card for the CAS on Sunday challenge #42 - Sequins Celebration and Crafty Little Fairies - Sparkle and Bling challenges.  I got a set of adorable mini stamps by Hero Arts, including a lovely hummingbird set, which I've used here.  I then painted the hummingbird with mica powders - I love the shimmery effect, although it doesn't really show up very well in the photos. The flower was coloured with watercolour pencils.  

Now, when it comes to stamping and colouring, I'm as fresh as a daisy.  One of the things that I noticed was how the mica powder "paint" partially obscures the black, stamped outline.  If I was going to repeat this card, I think that I would try using an embossing powder, which would then act as a resist and keep the outline crisp and sharp.

I didn't read the challenge properly - I missed the part about "celebration", so I went back sand stamped "Happy Birthday" at the top.  I actually prefer the original version. What about you?


  1. Such a beautiful CAS card Merry...the sequins are gorgeous on your little birds pretty.

    Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies with our
    Sparkle and Bling challenge..

  2. Oh my goodness! I love the sequined wings on your hummingbird!! Absolutely beautiful :) I think the stamping looks fine but if you're unhappy with it you could always trace the stamp with a fine tip black pen ;)

  3. This is so pretty, Merry.

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x


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