In Flight

Good morning! 
I have had a wonderful morning playing with this stamp set from WPlus9 called Flora and Fauna. It has been awhile since I have used this set, so today was the day. 

I started my card by first doing a watercolour wash for my background, graduating the colour from light to dark"ish" and dried it with my heat gun to speed up the process, then I die cut the piece using the stitched rectangle die. I used my Misti for this as it is easy with the magnets holding down the paper.

Again in my Misti, I stamped the flower and 2 butterflies on my background and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added colour to the images with my Zig brushes, then stamped the hummingbird on a separate lighter piece of watercolour paper, and painted that with the
Zig brushes. 

I matted my background piece with white cardstock and attached to my pale pink card base. Before adding the bird and sentiment I flicked some white acrylic paint on my card, using my stamps as masks to cover the painted images. I then fussy cut the hummingbird and arranged where I wanted it on my card, then again in my Misti I arranged where the sentiment would go, stamped, then heat embossed using the white embossing powder. I styled and added the hummingbird to my card on foam dots, and that finished my card for today.

Many thanks for visiting my blog ... 
Products: WPlus9 Flora and Fauna Stamp Set, Impression Obsession Birthday Wishes Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die Set, Paper Garden Pale Pink Cardstock, Strathmore Watercolour Paper, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper,  Neenah Cardstock, Daniel Smith Watercolour Coral Quinacridone, Zig Brushes Light Green, Green, Light Carmine, Carmine, Versamark Embossing Ink, White Embossing Powder, White Acrylic Paint, Foam Dots.


  1. You created such a lovely card!

  2. Kia, I saw this on SCS and had to visit your blog to get more details about this stunning card! I LOVE it, Kia!!

  3. Oh, Kia, this is GORGEOUS! I love your watercolor wash and the amazing colors you've used! Sweet hummer and a beautiful flower! Stunning layout and card, my sweet friend! Hugs! xoxo

  4. Beautiful coloring, Kia! I especially love the hummingbird! Hideko


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