I started with 8 1/2″ long by 5 1/2″ tall white Recollections Heavyweight card stock, scored on the 8 1/2″ length at 4 1/4″ to make the front of the card 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ tall, an A2 size card.
I used a stencil from Stencil Revolution that they sent me, called Lavender, and here’s the link to it: https://tinyurl.com/y5ar6889
I also used a stamp set from Hero Arts called Hummingbirds and here’s a link to it: https://tinyurl.com/y3auw4yp
I positioned the stencil to the right on the card front, and positioned the hummingbird so it would be pointing toward the lavender. I put it in the MISTI, added the sentiment and from the same stamp set, and stamped them with Versafine Onyx black ink. To help with stamping in the MISTI, I use a Baren from Dickblick.com and here’s a link to it: https://tinyurl.com/y5b645rn. I used clear embossing powder on the sentiment and hummingbird then heat set them. I decided to color the hummingbird with Touch Five Markers and Studio 71 alcohol markers. Studio 71 colors: r16 and r18 Touch 5: 2, 11, 50, 55, 52, 65, 36, 101, 104. I like to color my lightest colors first then put in my highlights in the darker colors, then color back over it with the lightest color again. I went outside the lines and used a Windsor and Newton colorless blender to remove those marks.
I used a sand eraser to remove the ink that somehow ended up on my card base. I used washi tape from the Dollar Tree and rubbed it on my arm to remove some of the stickiness from the washi, then attached it to the stencil to ensure it wouldn’t move while using it.
I bought Flower Soft and now it’s harder to find, so I found it on ebay and here’s a link to it. https://tinyurl.com/y42r75p3
I used Cosmic Shimmer glue Link: https://tinyurl.com/y2yskucc and used the fine tip applicator of the glue to basically color inside the stencil so I could apply the Flower Soft in the flower of the stencil. I used a green marker #42 to color the stems of the lavender and then removed the stencil. You’ll want to wash the stencil right away to ensure you can removed the glue from it.
I used a light green Stickle to go over the leafs of the lavender and also to the wings of the hummingbird.
I took tear tape and laid it near the bottom of the card front and then removed the backing paper and added a piece of ribbon over it.
I cut another piece of white paper that is 5 1/2″ tall and 4 1/4″ wide to cover the back of the front cover to hide the alcohol ink that seeped through the paper…
I stamped the back with my “made by Sandy Parker” stamp and stamped one of the hummingbird’s on the back of the envelope.