White Hummingbird – Tutorial #211


Today’s tutorial gives you another way in which to use White in your projects.  The darker you make your background the more your white image will stand out.

Let’s get right into the tutorial today.


Stamps: Stampin’ Up “Spring Song” & “Stitched Exotics”
Paper: Stampin’ Up Designer Paper, Whisper White & Chocolate Chip Card stock
Ink: Stampin’ Up Kiwi Kiss, Tim Holtz Distress ink Brushed Corduroy, Frayed Burlap & Old Paper
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Sponge

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Used the direct to paper technique, by smearing my Old Paper Distress ink pad from top to bottom on a 3.5″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.


Stamped the Flourish with Brushed Corduroy on the left side of the card stock twice.


Stamped the Hummingbird image with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.


Colored in my images being careful to color inside of the outlines with a white Gel pen.



Sponged Kiwi Kiss ink around the outside edge of the card stock.


Sponged Brushed Corduroy ink around the outside edge of the card stock, not covering the Kiwi Kiss ink entirely.


Cut a 4.75″ square piece of Stampin’ Up Designer paper and sponged Kiwi Kiss around the edge of it to coordinate with my main image panel.


Assembled the card and here it is finished measuring 5.25″ square.


I hope this tutorial has inspired you to try using your white gel pen to add a bit of drama to your creation today.

May you have time today to feel the sun on your face.  I am heading out to my gardens.  🙂

Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .



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18 responses to “White Hummingbird – Tutorial #211

  1. Fab colours! And you said you didn’t get on with patterned paper!

  2. Oh this is gawgus!!! Blew me away because I kept expecting the clear EP and heat gun to pop up any minute! This is a beautiful image and I love that Kiwi Kiss!

  3. Christina Franco

    Lovely!! This is so pretty and the colors are wonderful. 🙂

  4. Pretty! I love hummingbirds!

  5. it’s so beautiful !

  6. I love, love, love, it, Michelle! I don’t use my white gel pen enough so this was inspiring for me.

  7. in the netherlands we say…………….gave kaart!!!! (it means something like…awesome card)!!!
    I love the colorcombination

  8. Michelle this is gorgeous as is all your work I love hummers so I had to give this a try if you would like to see mine you can find it here

    Thanks for your awesome tutorials

  9. Quite lovely!

  10. Debra Hogg

    Oh Michelle, what DS paper is that, that you used? As always, love everything you do!! and your tutorials are awesome!!

  11. Beautiful

  12. Every tutorial is as amazing as the one before! I seriously do not know how you come up with something fantastic time after time. I follow several blogs…but I ALWAYS look forward to yours the most. I am soooo close to purchasing all the distress inkpads…because your stuff is soooo amazing.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  13. This is beautiful Michele! What great color combo!

  14. Thank you so much for all tutorial. It’s fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

  15. I love the Spring Song hummingbird! I just got this set and now I have an amazing card to case!

    I also see that you are coming to Moore, Oklahoma! Do you have a date scheduled yet? I’m in Broken Arrow (Tulsa) but want to come (Unless you plan to come to the Tulsa area as well). You wouldn’t happen to be going to Megan Locke Designs would you?

    Have a wonderful day in your garden. You made my day with your beautiful card and tutorial!

  16. one word: GORGEOUS!

  17. Very very nice! I love how you used the white! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial with us.