Jun 4, 2018

Hello Spring!

Good Morning Friends!  Spring has sprung out my way and the birds are singing their hearts out.  It reminds me of two die sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs that are so sweet and versatile.  Let's make this card.

Step 1: Using Elizabeth Craft Designs - 1250 - Birdhouse

Cut the birdhouse from blue cardstock, the stand and roof trim from brown cardstock and the birdhouse also in white for extra pieces.  Assemble the bird house as shown in the picture but don't put the heart into the center of the house yet.  Put a small sq. pc of paper behind that heart opening with a little glue.  Then color the white heart yellow and put it place on the house.
Step 2:  Using Elizabeth Craft Designs - 1249 - Birds
Cut the birds body and wing pcs. from white cardstock. Tip: Put a small piece of double sided adhesive on the underside of the piece of cardstock where you will place the birds heads. This will keep the tiny white circles that are in there eyes in place to color black. Now run through your machine.  I colored the birds and their wings with PanPastel Burnt Umber.  The eyes with Black Copic Marker and the feet and the white heart with (ex. pc.) Copic Marker Y08. Assemble the birds as pictured.
Step 3:  Cut one Oval from white cardstock and the largest die from Elizabeth Craft Designs - 1113 - Stitched Ovals


Step 4: Cut one oval from blue cardstock using the largest die from Elizabeth Craft Designs - 1173 - Dotted Scallop Ovals


Step 5:  Out of the same blue cardstock used cut the fancy corner pieces from this die set 4 times.         Impression Obsession - Brick House

I did some stenciling on the white oval pc. before assembling the card but that step is not necessary.  Below are the elements ready to assemble the card.

Make a base card by scoring an 8.5" x 11" pc. of cardstock at 5.5" on the long side.  Fold over for a book fold card and trim to 5.5" x 7".  Cut a rectangle mat from designer paper that measures 5.25" x 6.75".  I chose blue gingham.  Adhere this mat, centered, to the white card base. Next assemble the oval focal point as shown and adhere to the card.  I added some grass pcs. and a couple of extra hearts for interest.  The sentiment is one I had in my stash but is not actually glued down because I like to have several cards like this one that could be used for a lot of occasions.  For example you could say "Have a Tweet Birthday".  
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  1. This is a card that starts the day out right. Look at the sun shinning on the clouds. Nice effect! Love all of the details that you added.

  2. Oh how adorable! fab way to use the multiple dies! :)


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