A Preview of Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect

Stampin Up Mary Fish Picture Perfect Thank You Card Pinterest

Watercoloring “phobics” rejoice . . . the Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect photopolymer stamp set is for you (and me . . . and everyone else)!

Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA281

I used this week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA281) to kick start my design.  See what the rest of the PPA Design Team has created with this sketch here.


  • Sneak Peek Picture Perfect.  The simple layering of coordinating stamps creates beautiful, shaded images that mimic the artistic beauty of watercoloring.  My kind of “watercoloring!”

    Stampin Up Picture Perfect Stamp Set

    Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Photopolymer Stamp Set #140520

  • To create the hummingbird, I layered Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Calypso Coral.
  • Practice layering on scratch paper first to make sure your color combinations stay soft and you master alignment.  Start with lighter colors.

Stampin Up Mary Fish Picture Perfect Thank You Card Wink of Stella 2

  • I used the “eye” of the hummingbird as one of my guides.

Stampin Up Mary Fish Picture Perfect Thank You Card

  • Sneak Peek!  Not so easy to see in the photo but stunning sparkle in person.  I dotted the hummingbird with the Clear Wink of Stella brush for a WOW! factor.
  • My Stampin’ Pretty Color Mix to save or pin to Pinterest.

SP Color Mix-002

Stampin Pretty Red Tulip 120 x 120

WANT FREE COPIES OF THE OCCASIONS & SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS at your doorstep and plan to place your next order through me?   Click HERE to order your free copy.  Your catalogs should arrive by Jan. 5.

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CATALOGS FOR MY CUSTOMERS ARE ARRIVING!  If you placed at least one order through me in the past year and have not switched demonstrators, I have sent both the Occasions & Sale-A-Bration catalogs to you automatically as a benefit of being my customer.  Many catalogs have begun to arrive and all should arrive no later than Jan. 5 (when the catalogs officially begin)!   You are welcome to email me if you want to make sure one has been ordered for you or yours does not arrive by Jan. 5!

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  1. I wasn’t sure about this set but your beautiful card has convinced me! Love the color combination and the shimmery wings!

  2. Wow. I am in love with this card. I am a watercolor phobic too. I am determined to try this technique! Thanks for sharing such a lovely card.

  3. In a word, PERFECTION! Clean, simple packing a big POW!

  4. The Hummingbird is gorgeous Mary! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  5. Your card is simply stunning ! TFS

  6. Lovely card! I’ve had my eye on this set ever since I read the family sentiment on it when my catalogue arrived.

  7. I love this card!! I usually shy away from orangish colors, but you made it look so elegant and clean. One of my all time favs for sure.

  8. The minute I saw this card I was speechless. Once again you have enabled me as that was not on my list of stamps to get but that is the most amazing card! Your work is beautiful and the color combinations are stunning. Merry Christmas to you my friend

  9. The hummingbird is fantabulous! Thank you for sharing. Feel like I just got a Christmas present. Merry Christmas!

  10. Mary you amaze me! Love the colors! I just went through some old store bought cards two days ago and found this color combination and saved the card so I could use it for inspiration! We think alike on many things.

  11. Thanks, Brian & Kadie. I had to experiment a bit to get the colors to layer well. The key is keeping the first hummingbird layers (steps 1 and 3) soft. Step 2 is the throat in Calypso Coral so that was “full strength.”

  12. Wowza, Mary! These colors are perfect for this little hummingbird. Such a clean and beautifully layered card.

  13. I pre-ordered this set because of the3-step flower……….Thinking the hummingbird might get first inking on this set. LOVELY card my friend.

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