Friday, 26 March 2010

Birdhouse Shaped Card for SA05 Waltzingmouse Stamps Inspiration Challenge

I've made this card for the Stamping Around SA05 Waltzingmouse Stamps inspiration challenge. Please click here to visit the SA05 challenge at the Stamping Around blog - the page will open in a new window.

The very pretty picture Anya chose inspired me to use pale purple, yellow, a darker purple and some green and a touch of pink to make a springtime card. I've got a thing for birdhouse cards at the moment and I really wanted to make a birdhouse shaped card. I Googled to find templates but didn't find what I wanted so I turned to Splitcoast Stampers for help. A kind crafter pointed me in the direction of a fab free template available from Victorine Originals - clicking the link will open the page in a new window. Click on the cards link and scroll down to find the birdhouse template.

I printed out the template onto some thick CS, cut it out and then traced around it onto some SU! Pale Plum CS to make my shaped card. I stamped the birdhouse and roof part with a woodgrain stamp in Pale Plum ink. The roof is popped up with 3d foam pads. I then cut a window out of the front of the card with a circle Nestie die and placed a larger Elegant Eggplant circle on the inside of the card.

I used the smallest die from the Spellbinders Birds Shapeabilities set for my bird and cut it out in Barely Banana CS. I die cut the leaf stem and cut it into 2 pieces. I then used the gorgeous Waltzingmouse Stamps 'Say It with Style' set to stamp the sentiment, the pattern on the bird and the pink flower. The bird and flower are both popped up and I added crystals to both shapes to finish. This cute card measures approx. 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" when finished and fits into a C6 size envelope.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps 'Say It with Style' set, Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain background stamp
CS: SU! Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana & Pretty in Pink
Ink: SU! Pale Plum & So Saffron, VersaMagic Eggplant chalk ink
Tools: Circle Nestabilities dies, Spellbinders Birds Shapeabilities die set, SU! Little Leaves Sizzlits die
Embellishments & accessories: Purple Swarovski crystals, 3d foam pads



Angela Mclean said...

Just very GORGEOUS!!!
Angela xxx.

Pauline said...

Really lovely card, so sweet. Love the colours you have used.

KindredEsprit said...

This is stunning! I love it! I've made a birdhouse out of paper before, but not a card and this is so perfect! Thanks for sharing the link, too! I love the the soft woodgrain!

Julie Masse said...

Oh this is so sweet! Love the woodgrain and your sweet bird - very cute!! Thanks for playing our challenge! :)

JeanFB said...

This is fabulously creative! So pretty!

Claire Brennan said...

I thought this was just FAB on scs!! so pretty!

Jacqueline said...

Such a gorgeous entry for the challenge, love your creativity!

Pauline said...

Congratulations on winning this challenge, very well deserved! Pauline xx

Lin said...

Congratulations! Love your design!!

Laurie Marmon said...

A beautiful birdhouse card! Love the wee bird with the Say it with Style swirls. Congrats on the win for the challenge too! Enjoy your new stamps!

Julia Aston said...

Love your little birdhouse! congrats on winning the WMS challenge with this cute project and thanks for playing along!!