Good morning. Today I am sharing some of my samples made for the recent Christmas shows on Hochanda from Chocolate Baroque. I decided to forego Christmas with this one and make a pretty shaped summer card with the birdies.
- New England Winter and Winter Birds stamp sets
- 6 X 6 inch white card blank, white stamping card
- Versafine Inkpad (Vintage Sepia)
- Distress Inkpads (Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye, Scattered Straw)
- Fine tipped pen (brown)
- Glitter glue (clear)
- Large flower die to create the card blank (Tattered Lace Essential Flowers)
How to make it:
- Create the card blank by cutting a folded square card, through both layers, overhanging one of the die points over the card fold on the left side. Cut another whole flower from stamping card. If you don’t have a suitable die draw a flower shape onto your card blank and cut out with scissors. Consider how it will sit when standing – I arranged 2 petal points so that they sit level at the base. Use the card blank as a template to cut the stamping panel.
- Stamp the scene onto the front panel. No clever masking is needed, simply stamp the ‘solid silhouette’ fir tree onto the sides to partially cover and disguise the Christmas trees.
- Stamp the bird house onto another piece of stamping card. Extend the pole by drawing with a pen. Cut out omitting the holly leaves (just chop them off). Snip the base of the pole to fit the card front when overlaid.
- Colour the images with Distress Inks. Apply ink to your craft mat or a palette and pick up colour with a damp brush. Use a blending sponge for some of the larger areas (sky and trees).
- Attach the bird house to the card front with foam pads or 3D glue gel. Finish with a little glitter glue for added sparkle.