Faith makes all thing possible, 3 D tutorial with Humming Bird and Hibiscus

Todays' tutorial post is a little outside my normal flat card.  I've been saying make it mailable for the last 5 years.  Today I'm not sure how mailable this card is, it may have to sit on a mantel!  In any event, It sure was fun to make!  
You will only need basic supplies, Good cardstock for your base, good paper for coloring, I used Neenah #100 solar white for printing and then coloring, Translucent vellum, and your favorite coloring medium.  I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol pens and colored pencil.  If you like a little sparkle, Stickels is great but anything you already have will work.

For my stamps, I used Graciellie Designs "Miracles" set.

I printed two flower images (same size) and one hummingbird on the Neenah Solar White             (Paper Temptress)
I also printed one hummingbird and heat embossed it on the vellum paper.

I picked my basic colors for the flowers and began coloring.  One flower which would be the top petals and one the bottom.

Top flower, almost done, need to add in a few more colors, notice, I'm not worried about coloring in the lines, these flowers will be fussy cut!

Base flower
Much less coloring required.  you don't want the base to be too intense, you want it to compliment the top petals, not compete with them!  I use  Neenah #80 solar white from Paper Temptress for alcohol coloring.

After The coloring is complete I cut the petal apart along with the stamin

Next, I colored the back side of the hummingbird, Alcohol markers work wonderfully on vellum, the inks floats and gives you plenty of blending time, this was the easy part!

On the top side, I painted over the surface with stickles

The vellum will curl up like crazy, don't worry, it glues down flat - if you need it to!
Next, I colored the base layer of the hummingbird and attached the two layers.  I left much of the bird unglued to give a more feathery 

I did use hot glue to build the separated petals back into the base flowers.  Hot glue gives you a little demension and set fast, permanently.  for my card base background, I printed the Hibiscus flower in a soft sepia color and fussy cut. 
and here is the finished card:

I hope you give this type of coloring and dimensional work a try, it really is a lot of fun!  and if you would like to purchase this set called Miracles at Graciellie Design, you can receive 10% off by using the promo code: Ginny10
Thanks for stopping by!


Maria Pilar said…
wooowwwwww! it's a great great job, Ginny. Love your work so much.
Thanks for the tutorial
Gayatri said…
It is gorgeous!!! Love the layered flower and fabulous coloring!!
Shylaashree said…
U r amazing ginny. Awesome colouring
Beautiful Ginny. The hummingbird sparkles beautifully!
Unknown said…
Just beautiful Ginny!
Esther Asbury said…
Gorgeous!! I love layered, 3D cards!
Shelly Schmidt said…
Just beautiful! I love the vellum hummingbird. The dimension is lovely! The background flowers are soooo pretty!
MaryH said…
Such a gorgeous look to this very dimensional card. Thoroughly appreciated the photo steps of this tutorial and the stickles & vellum work on the hummer added such beauty to an already lovely image. Brought him to life splendidly. Love the hibiscus, and like the repeated pattern on the background too. TFS
Cynthia said…
This is lovely, Ginny! Great coloring and fun dimension.
Oh Ginny this is amazing - and thanks for the step by step
Crystal Komara said…
WOW, Ginny! These are simply stunning! I knew as you were showing the step-by-step process that the final outcome was going to be impressive, but WOW! Hugs, Crystal
Macarena said…
Very pretty. LOve how the background matches with the flower. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
Gayatri said…
Wonderful card. Thanks for the tutorial. I love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp For a Special Lady Challenge. Gayatri xx

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