Drawn by artist Rosiland Solomon, the new stamp sets are realistic, and true to a few of the many hummingbird variations found in Nature.
Here are the great images you will receive on the sets (a total of 14 stamps).
My featured card showcases two hummers and a saying.
To see some fabulous designs, visit the SNS blog and:
For more beautiful hummingbird cards, please click here.
Designer Barbara Bruder has created the sketches and longs to award prizes to participants! This is a new SNS feature, and lots of fun. The Sparkle Team has come up with terrific examples from which to get ideas. Just visit the SNS blog and click on the Challenge tab to find all the details with a chance of winning a brand new rubber stamp set of your choice! (Be sure to click the January link!)
My contribution to January's SNS challenge gives everyone a sneak peek of a brand new stamp set not yet on the SNS website, and includes Fantasy Hummers - (Fantasy because they are not "real" colors for hummers, where Pastels are combined with a navy card base). Just click on the images to see card details.
Watercolor paper, Memento Paris Dusk ink, Watercolor Pencils, and VersaMarker were my friends in coloring these sweet images. Of course, a card wouldn't be complete without SNS glitters - Navy and Bubblegum Pink.
Also used were two Martha Stewart Punches, Quickutz and Couture Creations embossing folders (joined by Memento Angel Pink ink for the backgrounds).
Cheery Lynn's "Heart to Heart" die, and Petite Spellbinders Circles were also utilized. And what's a Valentine without lace (from Joann Fabrics)?
The Stars, of course, are the darling hummers. But only a part of them shows. The new hummingbird collection includes a regular size stamp set with the sweetest, most versatile sayings, and a stampette set containing a surprise image unlike any I've seen! The stamp set is "Hummingbirds and Flowers" and the stampette is "Hummingbird Party". Since hummingbirds hold a special place in my heart, I was happy to see these wonderfully depicted hummers accompanied by flowers which are natural for them to pollinate.
Can't wait 'til you can see both sets!
Thanks for stopping by today. To view a marvelous collection of cards using this sketch, just click here.
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