Saturday, 14 July 2012

Birdhouse Just For You Card - Simply Stampin' Challenge #68

This week it's colour combo time at the Simply Stampin' blog and the colours are Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla - what a nice combo!

 I  decided to make a birdhouse shaped card as it's been a long time since I made one. I started off with a 4" square Crumb Cake card base and I covered the entire front with woodgrain paper from the Well Worn DSP pack.  For the roof I cut a 3 3/4" square of Soft Suede CS, cut it in half diagonally, embossed it with the Square Lattice folder and added the vanilla punched trim.  I had to cut the point of the roof off  so the card will fit into a 6" square envelope.  I love those posh wooden birdhouses that have a finial on the roof top so I added one to my card version!  I punched 1" circles from CS and the woodgrain paper, stacked a few together and glued it on.  I then got busy punching using the Bird Builder and Itty Bitty flower punches.  I stamped the vine stamp from Vintage Vogue a couple of times on the bird, sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink added the wing and a  jewel eye.  I used the 1 3/8" circle punch for the hole, added my leafy sprigs and the flowers and popped the birdie up.  More leafy sprigs and flowers went on the roof and each flower centre got a jewel.  For the sentiment I thought it would be fun to hang a sign on the birdhouse!  I punched the 'Just For You' out with the plain oval punch, punched a tiny hole and tied the oval to the trim by threading linen thread through the holes and tying a knot.

Just some simple sponging and stamping on a Very Vanilla panel inside the card.

I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position my row of Vintage Vogue vines across the bottom of the envelope and added a label with a Rose Red mat to finish off.  I do hope you'll play along with us at Simply Stampin' this week and create something with this lovely colour combo!  Don't worry if you don't have the exact colours as we allow you to substitute - plus we accept email entries if you don't have a blog.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!

Stamps: SU! Vintage Vogue, Four Frames & Ovals All sets
CS: SU! Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Rose Red & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: SU! Well Worn DSP
Ink: SU! Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Rose Red
Tools: SU! Bird Builder, Eyelet Border, Decorative Label, Itty Bitty flower, plain oval & various size circle punches, SU! Square Lattice embossing folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Linen Thread, Jewel Rhinestones & Dimensionals



Margaret said...

This is so pretty and such a fun shape! I love all of the layers, texture, and those beautiful flowers! Such a wonderful card!

Amanda Burditt said...

Cute!! I love cards that are just that little bit different! This is definitely one of them! xx

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous card Ruth - I just love it! I wish I could get a closer look at it... I will need to make one for myself. Deb x

kelly said...

wow!! what a gorgeous card Ruth, you know how much I love a birdie so this card is an instant fav with me!
Kelly xx