Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches: Hummingbird Thanks

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Brum and here’s what I did with it!

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On the day that I was making my FMS card, we had plans to visit friends that evening whom we had really not spent any time with since the shutdown started. They have a beautiful lush backyard that is just a joy to relax in.  It's full of birdsong and also the hum of hummingbirds. I wanted to thank them for their hospitality and I had finally gotten this new set from Concord & 9th - so all of this came together perfectly with the sketch!!

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Even with all of the colors I could have used with a card full of flowers and hummingbirds - I decided to go with only two colors and add interest with various patterns. I pulled out a stack of Doodlebug 6x6 paper pads, decided on the colors, then pulled out all of the patterns that I had.

The die set is fairly new from Concord & 9th.  I didn't get it in the first day or two after it was released then it went out of stock everywhere.  It took forever to get it back.  I ordered from an online store the moment it was back in stock but then it still took weeks to ship. It is a beautiful set. Each of those pieces have their own die and fit perfectly together so it's very easy to build.  Plus there's a second hummingbird with a different shape and looking the other way.  I'm going to love playing with the hummingbirds!

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

SUPPLY LIST

Stamps: Concord & 9th Birdie Banner (sentiment)

Dies: Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden

Paper: Various Doodlebug 6x6 pads

Other: Stampin' Up Genial Gems

10 comments:

  1. I love these sweet flowers and pretty hummingbird! And I love how your cards are so thoughtful in the way you personalize them for the recipient.

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  2. Beautiful card Kim! Love the combination of the gingham, polka dots and tiny checks.

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  3. Hummingbirds are among my favorite winged-things Kim! Oh my goodness this is lovely!
    =]

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  4. Oh now this is such a beautiful card Kim! I just love that hummingbird and those sweet yellow flowers! Your friends will love this card!

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  5. Sweet as can be! Perfect colors! The die cuts create a delightful scene!

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  6. This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the soft colors and the pattern paper with the flowers. Your hummingbird paper piecing is fabulous. Such a lovely scene!!

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  7. Such a pretty card! I love the colors!!

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  8. Oh this is just lovely! I am totally loving everything about it!

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  9. Very pretty. Love the hummingbird paired with those flowers.

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  10. Gorgeous! The muted green shade works perfectly with the yellow and those dies are fabulous!

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