01 July 2013

Birdhouses of a Feather

A mixture of coffee and chocolate coloured inks were used in the making of this card.  I'm not entirely convinced that they work well together.  However the card is done and has left the building, as it were.

I just wanted to list the layers on this card for future posterity slash use.  These photos were taken using a mobile phone, hence their fuzzy nature; my camera is on holiday in Italy with Tom Papier.

Layer 1
  • Score and fold in half an A5 card.
  • Ink around the edges and also sponge a little bit onto the card too.
  • Stamp some beautiful writing over half of the card - En Francais by Stampin' Up was used here.
Layer 2
  • Emboss a giant clock onto a separate piece of card - World Fair CO723033 by Couture Creations.  Sponge lightly over the embossing to highlight it.  Fussy cut around the edges.
 Layer 3
  • Cut out some scrapbooking papier and tear it so that it exposes about two thirds of the card.  Papier for this card came from the Prima Engraver Range.  A gorgeous set of 6" x 6" papiers.
Layer 4
  • Cut out a birdhouse design - Marianne Design Collectables COL1308.  Fix it to the scrapbooking papier with a suitably coloured brad.  This particular brad, originally white,  has been coloured with ink, dipped in clear embossing powder and heated up with a heat gun.  Use tweezers to hold onto the brad.  This particular birdhouse is a combined die and stamp set.  It was then inked around the edges to blend in with the rest of the card.
Layer 5
  • Attach a butterfly to the birdhouse.  Punch it out of the same scrapbooking papier.
  • Cut out some leafy foliage. (I don't know what this one is called - I threw out the wrapping.)
  • Make some papier flowers.  These were cut out initially using a Die-Namics Die called Die-Large Royal-Rose.  They begin life as a flat spiral which is curled around a quilling tool and fixed into place using a Zot.
Happy 21st Birthday Jessica; a niece who shares my auspicious birth date.


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