Friday, February 1, 2008

A nice warm house!

Well – on a day that it is so cold and wintery, with lots of snow and nasty weather to come – I do hope that everyone is safe and warm in their home, just like this little birdie is!

Home Sweet Home Birdhouse:
Card dimensions – A2 (4 ¼”x 5 ½”)

Materials: CS – (Bazzill); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Black, Timber Brown StazOn (Tsukineko); Stamps – Christmas Birds cube, House Party Word cube (Sunshine Designs); Punch – Word Window (SU!), 1/8” hole punch (Fiskars); Coluzzle cutting mat/swivel knife/circle template (Provocraft), embroidery floss, Tombow markers, waterbrush, Sakura pen – holiday red.

The template I used for the base of the birdhouse is from Victorine Originals – click HERE for the template (select CARDS and scroll down to the birdhouse card to download the template). I modified it a bit; having the card open the other way, making the roof a bit wider to stamp on, and adding a base as well.

I stamped the sprigs on the Chiffon Bazzill cardstock birdhouse roof and was able to colour with markers and blend slightly with water. The colour doesn’t move as well as it does on watercolour paper obviously – but still a nice effect. The little birdie is inside the card, peaking out of his hole on the front.

Until next time, have a great day!


Karen said...

We're tucked up snug and tight in our house too, while the blizzard outside howls. It's a snowy day, but I feel much better for seeing this wonderful card! I am going to try something like this very soon. Thanks for the inspiration! It's gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Oh this is a really pretty card. I can't wait to download the template and try it out myself. Thanks for sharing.

scrappa jack said...

Really cute. No blizzard here as yet!