The Picture Perfect stamp set is SUPER pretty. It has three images that all involve multiple step stamping. The different stamps work together to create realistic, “picture perfect” results. I was fascinated by this set when I first saw it. Then, I saw so many gorgeous cards created with it that I had to give it a try myself.
To start out, I searched the internet for photos of hummingbirds so I had a general idea of coloring. There were a lot of variations in colors, so I decided to try mimicking the hummingbirds I see in my backyard. Then, I played with different color combinations on scratch paper. I found it helpful that the stamp set labels the proper order for stamping the four hummingbird stamps. I started out with Pear Pizzazz ink, then used Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, and finally Island Indigo.
You can see on my card that I was a little off when I stamped the Tempting Turquoise image. While these stamps are all see-through photopolymer, I chose to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me align the stamps really well, but I wasn’t perfect:) I’m OK with it though; I think it adds to the character of the card.
For the roses, I used Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, and Cherry Cobbler inks. I totally LOVE the way the roses turned out!!! They were easier to align than the hummingbird, but I still found it helpful to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig. I cut out all the roses so I could layer them on top of the swirls. (The swirl stamp is from the Everything Eleanor stamp set, one of my all time favorites.)
To finish off the background, I sponged with both Tempting Turquoise and Pear Pizzazz ink.
Finally, I wrapped the card with some Pear Pizzazz cotton ribbon and decorated with some Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim.
I played around with several color combinations to mat and embellish this card. I ended up sticking with the greens and blues to emphasize the pretty blend of the hummingbird and really make those lovely roses pop out.
Supplies used on my card:
The Picture Perfect stamp set takes a little time to master, but it’s well worth it!