Shadowed Hummingbird – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #577

Hello There,

I hope you had a suburb weekend.  Mine was very laid back, just the way I like it.  🙂

In today’s tutorial I thought I would use the emboss resist technique along with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration set, Bloomin’ Marvelous.  Remember, you can get this set for free with a $50 order.

I paired the Bloomin’ Marvelous set up with the En Francais background stamp.

I love how this card turned out.  Check out the tutorial below for instructions.


I’ve added this card to my sales page where you will also find some great deals on retired stamp sets.  CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT


A few reminders of things you will want to check out. . . . . . . .here are some links:

Stampin’ Up’s fabulous Spring Catalog Get your supplies to rock those Spring projects.

Sale-a-bration brochure showing the totally terrific stamps and things you can get for free with a $50 order.

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kits, hello, they are wonderful.

Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Hurry, you don’t want to miss out on these deals.


Michelle’s Free Stamp Program

Don’t miss out on my Customer’s free stamp set program. Check it out!  Along with a handmade thank you card from me for your $50 order you will receive a token for each $50 in product you ordered using me as your demonstrator.  After you have collected 10 tokens you will receive a free current stamp set of your choosing, a value of $39 or less.   Here is a link to my online shopping page that you can shop at 24/7 (from the comfort of your home, even in your pj’s) and the products will be shipped directly to your door step from Stampin’ Up.   CLICK HERE TO SHOP.   My free stamp set program will be an on going program.  :)


Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies: Stampin’ Up!  Bloomin’ Marvelous (Sale-a-bration set) and En Francais Background Stamp

Stamps:  Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Baja Breeze, River Rock and Rich Razzelberry

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede, Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Island Indigo, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze and River Rock

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! sponge daubers, clear embossing powder, heat gun, Versmark Pad, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Brayer, Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Big Shot Machine

Brayered Baja Breeze ink at an angle starting off of the corner of a 3″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  Brayered River Rock ink starting off the opposite corner.

Loaded the En Francais background stamp with Soft Suede ink and put the main image panel on top of it.  Layered a piece of scrap paper on top of that and rubbed the back of the scrap paper.   I find this method easier than trying to stamp straight on a piece of paper that is smaller than my stamp.

Dryed my card stock using my heat gun and the stamped the flower 3 times on the lower right corner and the hummingbird using Versamark Pad for ink.  Heat embossed the images using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.

Sponged Island Indigo ink over the hummingbird and Pretty in Pink in over the flowers using sponge daubers.  Sponged Rich Razzelberry ink in the center of the flowers.

Stamped the leaves in the lower right corner using Old Olive ink and then wiped the ink off of the embossed images.

Sponged Rich Razzelberry ink around the edges of the card stock.

Cut a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of River Rock card stock and stamped the En Francais back ground stamp on it using Soft Suede ink.

Embossed the card stock using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Big Shot Machine.

Added 2 Rich Razzelberry Panels,Baja Breeze panel, Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon and a Whisper White card base.  Popped my main image panel up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here is the completed card measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″.

May you find peace in your soul today.

Until my next post. . . . . .

Check out the awesome things happening at Stampin’ Up! below.



Weight loss in 2013:  11.2 lbs


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From now until February 12 (or while supplies last) you can get your hands on any of these content discs for just $1. That’s not a typo–they’re just one buck. So indulge–it won’t break the bank.

Since the discs are on the Clearance Rack, they must be purchased via demonstrator or online order. Go get yours today.


It’s the time of year us Stampin’ Up! Fans look forward to, it’s Sale-a-bration time!!!!  The best time of year to get your Stampin’ Up! products.  Why you ask?

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It’s a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!

Check this out, you can now get a monthly kit called Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! that includes exclusive stamps and everything you will need for a great project.  You can get more info on this great product at They even have a try me kit!  You won’t want to miss out on even one of these kits. . . . . . .  Please select me as your demonstrator when placing your order.

Also. . . . . . .

There is now a great stamp kit, Dude Your Welcome,  for the men in your life.  Check it out!

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Guys don’t always have the easiest time expressing themselves, but with the Dude, You’re Welcome! kit, they’ll have

  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4″ x 6″ postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)

Basically, the kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman would adore, all packaged in an appropriately masculine box.

This set can be purchased now with item number 132807.  Great gift idea!


Check out the brand new Spring Catalog and get all those supplies you need for your up coming projects.



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6 responses to “Shadowed Hummingbird – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #577


  2. I had to go back a few times and look at the image while reading because I caught myself saying “so THAT’s how she did that!” This is so eye catching and the color selection and stamps used blend beautifully together!

  3. Maria A. Rodriguez

    Oh Michelle, I love this set, it’s so beautiful and what you did today with it, it’s beyond amazing. I love that embossed resiste technique, at first I was a little intimidated by it, when you’re sponging the color over the embossed images, it looks as if you totally ruined the whole thing but, when you whipe the color off of it, the result is gorgeous.
    I also love the En Francais stamp, it always adds a touch of elegance and romance to any card, like it did in your super fabulous card.
    Thank you for the tutorial, as always really easy to follow.

  4. Gorgeous card, thanks for the tutorial!

  5. Absolutely beautiful card!