Hello! We hope you had a great weekend! Jane Tyrrell is here to start the week with a stunning card created with our awesome NEW hummingbird stamp …
On this very last day of April I am able to share something very exciting…. my very first DT project made using one of the brand new
April stamp release sets from Visible Image. I have oooohhhed and ahhhed at this amazing new release and I will be sharing lots of makes with them over the coming weeks. If you would like to see the whole of the release do have a look here
. There are 6 fab news stamp sets including some brilliant words set and also 8 gorgeous new stencils. They are all on pre-order so if you want to get your order in now they will be delivered to your door immediately after their release on May 11th.
Your local stockists will also be receiving them very soon.
So first of all…. drum roll.. I would like you to meet…
This gorgeous inky hummingbird stamp is certain to take the stamping world by storm.
For my first make I wanted a very striking inky background. I took out my alcohol inks, from yellows through to amethyst and added them to Yupo paper using a felt and blending tool.
I wanted a real glow behind him so I kept the centre fairly plain and used yellow and orange hues.
This is a quick snap taken in my studio showing the gradual build up of ink on the Yupo paper.
I kept my design fairly simple as I wanted the background to show off Mr Hummer.
The words are as they say, just “beautiful”. I distressed the edges and added some ink to make them pop.
The little circle accent stamp works so well with the image. I can see me using this a lot on other makes too.
Here is one last full shot.
I have been asked about ink not drying on Yupo paper on the Visible Image friends Facebook page. Yes it is a real challenge to get any ink to dry.. I have tried everything and the one which is most likely to dry is Ranger Archival if you heat set it. However I don’t like to take the risk and for this card I used Versafine Black Onyx ink which I then embossed with black embossing powder. This gives a gorgeous sheen too. HOWEVER beware when heating the Yupo as it is not that heat stable. You need to heat quickly and move your heat gun around and even off the paper so as not to risk melting your background. I hope that helps?
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your very kind comments.
Bye for now,
Wow your incredible background really sets off our gorgeous hummingbird stamp Jane! Such wonderfully vibrant colours ♡ Thank you Jane!
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