Handmade Frame, Masked Hummingbird Card

I had promised a viewer that I would make her a hummingbird inspired card. Although I had a great idea, it fell apart halfway through the process.
The set of stamps I used is from Stampendous and is called Hummingbirds CRS5072.  I did find a set on Ebay in case you are interested.  I stamped with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink as it works great with alcohol markers
I started with 5 x 7″ Recollections white card stock for the hummingbird, but ultimately cut it out.
I used my Touch Five markers and the colors are 43, 51,172, 174, 36, 101, 34,, 44, 14, 23, 100, 103, 15, 3,10 and one Spectrum Noir marker GT1. I layered two hummingbirds on top of each other by coloring two and putting two layers of foam tape under the back of the hummingbird wings and one layer toward the center of the bird and none under the head so it is really dimensional.
My red marker was starting to get dry, so I’m adding a video at the end that shows you how to re-hydrate an alcohol marker.
I had a sentiment die cut that says “For You” and layered three of them on top of each other then put Princess Gold embossing powder from Ranger on it and heat set it. I reapplied Versamark and more Princess Gold and re-heat set it so it had a more molten finish and the embossing powder covered the edges of the die cuts. The die was from Avery Elle from a die set called Tags for All. I have to say, I’ve been disappointed with the results from cutting with these dies. I love the font, but hate they way they cut, just an FYI.
I put Diamond Glaze on the hummingbird and the flowers and then made a horrible mistake with green paint and decided to cut out the hummingbird and the flower and stalk. I decided to make a frame and layer the bird and stalk inside and over the edge of the frame. After cutting out the flower and bird, I used a black marker and colored all of the edges.
To make the frame, I took craft card stock and cut it 7″ across by 9″ tall and scored it at 1/4″, 1/2″, 1″, and 1 1/4″ on all four sides of the card stock. I folded all of the scores and cut out the corners where the furthest scores at the 1 1/4″ mark to the intersecting score line.
To make the frame, fold under the first 1/4″ score with tear tape and wet glue on it, then it lays flat under the the other bends, and creates a square. I cut out the ends and realized that the end of the frame would be open, so instead of cutting off the paper at the end where the side meets, I trimmed the paper down so I could slide it into the corner, and glued it in.
I used a burlap paper for the inside of the frame that ended up being smaller than my original 4 x 6 as I didn’t take into account the frame, so the paper inside is smaller, and you’ll want to measure yours before you put it in the frame.
I then hot glued the edges that didn’t want to stick down, and added some gold nail decorations to my frame and then hot glued the bird and flower into it . I added a card base to the back of the frame so it is an actual card.

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