I started with the following papers from the Botanical Tea collection: Love Notes, Spring Duet, Herbal Infusion and Hello Friend.
I choose the Hummingbirds from the Love Notes page. I measured 3.5 x 5.5. I knew I wanted to layer so I went up .25" on the measurements with the Spring Duet paper and then .5" on the Herbal Infusion paper. I also cut the Hello Friend from the border strip on the Hello Friend paper.
I inked all the edges first, then used my distressing tool (edge scrapper).
I wanted to highlight the breast of the hummingbird since they are, in nature, very beautiful, so I added diamond stickles to both birds. Because the measurement of the largest paper was 4 x 6 I decided to make my own card base at 8 x 6 and scored it on my scoreboard.
On the card front I placed the Herbal Infusion paper then the Spring Duet. I then took a paper doilly and using the same ink I inked the edges and cut it in half, placing each half on opposite edges of the card and off set them for a different look. I put the Humming bird piece on next. I then attached, using foam dots, the Hello Friend tag to give it some dimension and also on the butterfly I cut from the other side of the Spring Duet paper. I found some decorative pearl embellishments in my stash and cut two curls out and placed them on the card.
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