Thinking of You With a Touch of Ink

Sometimes we need a card to let someone know that we are thinking of them. Today’s card, Thinking of You With a Touch of Ink is just that. It’s non-descript, so you can use it as a birthday, sympathy, or just an every-day card.

Thinking of You With a Touch of Ink

This hummingbird is from the Touch of Ink stamp set. It is a new set that is being offered in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Make a $100 purchase, and you get this stamp set FREE.

I really enjoy watching and feeding hummingbirds. They really like bright red flowers, so the Tasteful Touches flower works quite nicely in Poppy Parade.

Thinking of You With a Touch of Ink

To make this card

  • Begin with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Basic White Thick card stock, score and fold at 5 1/2″ to form your card base.
  • Adhere a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock to the card base using Stampin’ SEAL.
  • Cut a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of Basic White card stock, flick some Pear Pizzazz ink on to it using your Water Painters, and stamp the sentiment in the bottom corner using Tuxedo Memento black ink. 
Thinking of You With a Touch of Ink
  • Sandwich the Basic White piece into the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and run it through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.
  • Rough up the edges of your embossed piece using your Bone Folder and adhere to the card using Stampin’ SEAL.
  • Stamp the flower and the hummingbird on to a piece of Basic White card stock. Color the flower with Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends and color the hummer using the following Blends: Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite, Poppy Parade, Purple Posy, and Soft Suede.
  • Fussy cut the flower and the hummingbird out. (fussy cut means to cut out with your Paper Snips)
  • Crop a couple of leaf sprays in Pear Pizzazz card stock with the Forever Flourishing dies using your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.
  • Adhere the flower sprays to the card using Stampin’ SEAL and attach the flower on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Place some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals under the hummingbird and attach to the card.
  • Adhere 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels as shown.
  • FOR AN ADDED TOUCH: Add a piece of matching Forever Greenery designer series paper (DSP) to the envelope flap. Glue a 2 1/2″ x 6″ piece to the outside of the envelope and trim off the excess with your Paper Snips.
Thinking of You With a Touch of Ink
Thinking of You With a Touch of Ink

I would love to hear from you. Please let me know what you think of the Thinking of You With a Touch of Ink card.

It’s a great time to join

Did you know that Sale-a-Bration is one of the best times to join Stampin’ Up? When you join, you get this FREE stack of paper along with your starter kit. The paper includes a stack of Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, and 2020—2022 In Color Designer Series Paper. You get 200 sheets of 6×6 paper from the new upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. It is a $57.50 value!

The starter kit is completely customizable and you can build it your way! For just $99, you get your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products. There is no obligation to sell and it’s a great way to save some money on your purchases. Demonstrators get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products and are first to see the new up-coming products.

If you would like to purchase the supplies used to make the Thinking of You With a Touch of Ink card, you can click here or any of the photos below. When ordering, be sure to enter my monthly host code to take advantage of the Ninja Loyalty Rewards Program.

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26 thoughts on “Thinking of You With a Touch of Ink”

  1. Beautiful Card. Hummingbird have a specia; meaning to me amd my niece. I am going to ry to make this for her. Thank you for sharing your talent.


  2. This is so pretty. I adore hummingbirds. What a great idea to distress the edges of the embossed CS. Adds an interesting visual.

    • Thank you Hope. I adore them as well. Distressing the edge is super-easy and I think we should all do it a little more. 🙂

  3. Absolutely love this card, Melissa! I got this set as a Saleabration item but dod not really know how I wanted to proceed with it – now I know. Thank you for always doing such a fabulous job and being such a great inspiration to us!

  4. so, right after i commented, your post appeared with a pin button!!!!
    is that a special set up? i didn’t see a pin button on your site before i commented.
    anyway….thanks for the inspiration! your card is lovely!

    • Yay for the inspiration!! I’m glad you were able to pin it. My site is set up to have a pin for all of my photos, so if you aren’t able to, please let me know.

  5. Beautiful card, melissa! i’m not normally a fan of birds but you’ve done an amazing job with your card. i wish you had a pin button tho’.


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