Picture Perfect

By | April 7, 2016

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.

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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.

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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.)

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To finish off the background, I sponged with both Tempting Turquoise and Pear Pizzazz ink.

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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.

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Supplies used on my card:

The Picture Perfect stamp set takes a little time to master, but it’s well worth it!

Tami Hewlett

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