Encore Hummingbird

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Hummingbird-with-zinnia2It is the first week in February and 3/4 of the world is dealing with freezing cold weather but in So. Calif, it has felt like Spring!

I am ignoring Mr. Groundhog’s predicted of another 6 weeks of Winter, and sharing a bit of Spring anyway! I hope no one minds seeing a repeat performance from Mr. Hummingbird accompanied by a couple of sunny orange Zinnias.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on last Friday’s Flash Back Giveaway …  for a chance to win a set of Multi-Step Invisible Snowman, and if you already have that set and win… you’ll be able to choose a different small set. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and

please check out the beautiful Valentine card from Lynn McAuley.

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Stamps:  Multi-Step Hummingbirds and Multi-Step Zinnia from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Stardream Kunzite & Cappuccino from Neenah. Marmalade Blast from Bazzill Basics. Perfect Plum from SU!
Inks(Memento unless noted)
Hummingbird: [Head] Step #3a – Tuxedo Black, Step #2a – Paris Dusk, Step #1a – Rose Red (add Rich Cocoa to beak). [Body] Step #6a – Paris Dusk,  #5a – Bamboo Leaves, Step #4a – Pear Tart. Step 8a – Love Letter. Sponge Rich Cocoa to feet.
Zinnia: Step #5 – Grape Jelly, Step #4 –  Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. Leaves: [variation#1] Step#3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. [variation#2] Step#3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: French Lilac (Palette)
Embellishments: Chevron embossing folder – Darcie, Classic  Rectangles Nestibilities, 1/4″ Perfect Plum grosgrain ribbon – SU!, Stamp paper edgers – Fiskers, and pop-up dots.
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Zinnia Paper Weight project

Lost Zinnias

 Here is a project that has been sitting on my computer in “draft mode”. I can’t believe I forgot to share it with you! Well, better late than never. 🙂

This project starts with a

clear-acrylic, oval stamping block, and Multi Step Zinnias

… and transforms it into a lovely paper weight.

Begin by randomly stamping the zinnias (working from the center out, masking the center zinnias). Embossed the sentiment. Position the block over the stamped area as desired for the end product. Lightly trace around the block with a pencil.  Using a tooth pick [or small disposable brush], apply a thin coat of Diamond Glaze to the “back” side edge of the acrylic block (only the edge so the glue won’t show through the block and distort your stamped image). Reposition the block over the stamped image within the pencil out line and glue side down. Being careful not to nick or cut into the block, trim away the excess paper neatly around the block with sharp scissors (or x-acto knife). Back the underside of the paperweight with velvet paper, die cut in an oval shape (a bit smaller than the block) … a scalloped oval is also pretty.

Makes a great gift!

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Zinna-paper-weight

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Multi Step Zinnias – Die Cut digital down load

Multi Step Zinnias – Color Recipe

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Thanks for stopping by!

Have a beautiful day!

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Stamps: Multi Step Zinnias , Whole Family and Words of Comfort & Joy [or] Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Clover Velvet paper from SEI.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Red Zinnias: Step #4 – Sweet Plum, Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 –Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Lady Bug, Step #1 – Angel Pink 2x’s (large flower only). Orange Zinnias: Step #4 – Sweet Plum, Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 –Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Leaves: Step #3 – Imperial Purple, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves [or] Bamboo Leaves + Pear Tart. Sentiment: VersaMark and silver embossing powder.
Embellishments: 1/2″ thick Oval Acrylic Block. Super Fine Embossing Powder from Ranger – Silver. Classic Scalloped Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Diamond Glaze to glue (just around the edge).