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13 posts categorized "Birdhouse"

Using a Die to Make a Stencil
by Janet Katz

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We're celebrating texture this month on our challenge, so I decided to try something different. I used a die to create a stencil and applied texture paste to showcase the die's design.
I started with the watercolor paper and liberally applied blue ink and water to create a mottled blue "wash" over the paper. I dried this with a heat gun and set it aside. Next, I used the Gilded Plate die to cut out a paper stencil from lightweight cardstock. I taped down the die cut on my watercolor paper and spread a thin layer of crackle paste over it. I quickly lifted the paper stencil as soon as I was done. Making a stencil from paper or cardstock means it is one use only. There's no way to clean it and use it again.
 
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After the paste was dry and cracked, I rubbed a little brown ink into the crackle to emphasize the texture (I was experimenting, for sure). I trimmed this panel down to 4" x 5.25" as I knew I wanted to mat it later. Next, I was ready for my foreground. I used the Floral Cluster die to cut out two shapes from watercolor paper (using the less-textured side face up this time). I used watercolor brushes in two colors of green to paint these dies.
 
I used the bird from the Bird House Easel Pop Up set to cut two birds - one from red cardstock and the other from watercolor cardstock. I used an orange watercolor brush to paint one beak and trimmed this bird to easily fit behind the red one. I snipped the beak off the red bird and used a black marker to color the face and throat (the etching on the die guides you where to color). Finally, I layered the red bird on top of the one with the orange beak to make one cardinal.
 
Next, I used the Potpourri Flower Set to cut out a lot of flowers from white cardstock. I colored the center of each with a yellow watercolor brush. I assembled all these pieces on top of the watercolor panel. I used foam adhesive to pop up the cardinal and three of the largest flowers.
 
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I matted the panel on to a cardbase that was the same color as my watercolor. Finally, I stamped the "Hello Lovely" sentiment from the Colorful Life Clear Stamp set in black ink on white cardstock and trimmed it at a diagonal, adding a small piece of the same color cardstock just behind it. I finished the card by adhering this to my card.
 
Have you tried any fun texture techniques lately? Share them in this month's challenge.
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Best Wishes
by Sue McRae

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Happy Monday crafters, Sue here with an easel card that’s perfect for the guy in your life. I have a hard time making masculine cards but with the right colour choices and the addition of a little plaid you can be well on your way for a more masculine project.

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Today I’m using the Bird House Pop Up Easel Die set. This set can make a card that has a wintry feel but if you leave off the snowy borders these dies are great all year long.

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I chose to use colours from the Fresh Aqua Paper Pad and found a plaid patterned paper that matched perfectly. I really like the little bit of plaid peeking out around the edges of the house, it adds some whimsy to the design.

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The cardinal was die cut from red paper and I added a bit of dark red ink around the edges to add depth.

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Instead of my usual white card base I went with cream to go along with the cream stripes in the plaid. I stamped the sentiment in the bird house door and added another sentiment on the inside of the card. This one is popped up so it can keep the easel card standing up.

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This card mails flat in an A2 envelope, which I love! You can easily turn this into a pretty spring card by using pastel papers and embellishing the bird house with flowers and leaves. It’s such a versatile die set to have in your stash. Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

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Snowman Gift Tags
by Janet Katz

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It's about time for me to start wrapping presents. Pretty, fun gift tags can give a lot of oomph to otherwise plain packages or simple gift bags. I made these three tags with several different Poppystamps dies. All three have the sweet figure from the Whittle Friendly Snowman die. I cut scarves and hat bands from red, aqua glitter, and a pool-colored cardstock to give them all a different look.

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After that I branched out (pardon the pun). The snowman on the left got a dotted aqua paper as a hill. Then she got two trees from the Evergreen Trio die set. Finally, I added clear Fairy Drops (I can't get enough of these things) to appear like snow (or maybe sleet). 
 
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The red-scarved snowman got a black and red check hill to rest on. Then he got the sweet holly leaves and berries from the Cabin Snowglobe Pop Up Easel die. The last snowman got same glitter as a hill, and the evergreen boughs from the Birdhouse Pop Up Easel die. I colored the boughs with a white gel pen to make it look like snowfall. I added some fairy jewels as snowflakes when I was finished. A little string on the top and these sweet guys and girls are ready to go under the tree.
 
Do you make your own gift tags or decorate your packages? 
 
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Bird House Card
Candice Crawford

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Well Hello there Crafty friends, and to all the viewers in the United States, "Happy Thanksgiving."  The winter season is now among us here in Michigan and what better way to bring on the the season than a festive winter themed card. The Bird House Pop-Up Easel set paird with the new Wintertime Sentiments stamps make a great combo. 

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For the card base I am using a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of plaid pattern paper from the new Woodsy Plaid 6x6 Paper Pad from Memory Box that I adhered to a white cardbase. This patterned paper goes well with any woodsy themed project and is perfect for masculine themed cards. 

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Although this die set is meant to make pop-up easel cards the focal image of the birdhouse and bird are great die cut imges for regular A2 size or A7 size cards. The birdhouse was die cut from the new woodgrain cardstock from Memory Box and the snow and accents, cardinal, greenery and bird house accents were all die cut from colored cardstock scraps from my stash. 

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This die set is a must have for your collection as it can be used for various seasons, and perfect for masculine card desings. The sentiment was stamped in Versa Fine Onxy Black ink. While the birdhouse was sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink to provide more dimension and depth to the the focal image of the card.  The whole image was popped up on 3M foam tape. 

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I sincerely hope you have enjoyed today's card share and found inspiration. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Until next time Happy Crafting! 

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Bird House Card
by Candice Crawford

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Hi there crafty friends, Candice here. I am back on the blog today to share with you another festive card design. Today I am using the Bird House Pop Up Easel Set. This 10 piece die set makes the cutest bird house that can be used all year long. This die set can create a standalone pop-up easel card or you can use the dies to create a simple focal point image for a card front. 

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I chose to make a standalone bird house focal image for today's card. I used a couple shades of brown and cream card stock from my stash to create the base and roof of the bird house. I also used a woodgrain embossing folder to create the faux wood design on the birdhouse for extra demension. 

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There is only one bird die in the set. However, the die can be flipped to create two birds facing in opposite directions. The details on the neck and beak of the birds are colored in with my Copic markers

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 The snow accents were made from a Snow Marker and quickly dried with a heat gun to create the added snow dimension. 

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The sentiment "Tis the Season" was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with fine detailed white embossing powder. The greenery on the card uses two shades of green card stock for added interest. I think this card is absolutely stunning. There is so much detail and tons of layers and dimension. Although there were several steps for making this card, I do think it is a great option for mass producing for this year's Christmas cards to family and friends. 

Thank you all for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed this card share and found inspiration. Until next time, happy crafting. 

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BEAUTIFUL PINK CHRISTMAS BIRD HOUSE EASEL CARD
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I`m sharing with you my pink christmas in a beautiful Bird House Easel card!!!! Look!!!!

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I used glitter papers, gold papers, and everything to create a very festive Christmas card anddd Pinkkkkkk :)

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I love this color combo!!!!!!!

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And I love this Easel Card diecut! You can create a card with this diecut and adapt it to your favorite season !!!!

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Happy crafting!!!!

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