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!!
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.
Stamps: Concord & 9th Birdie Banner (sentiment)
Dies: Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden
Paper: Various Doodlebug 6x6 pads
Other: Stampin' Up Genial Gems