Saturday, 8 March 2014

The Bird House Card......

Hello all,

I loved making this card, it was so easy but I love the end result and can do so much with it.

All you need is:

1 x A4 WHITE CARD
1 X A5 PATTERNED PAPER
1 X 3 X 12” CORE-DINATIONS CARD
1 X GREEN & PATTERNED PAPER FOR LEAVES AND FLOWERS
1 X PICTURE TOPPER
1 X SENTIMENT TOPPER

EXTRA ITEMS REQUIRED

Glue / tape / foam pads for sticking
Score Board
Trimmer / Scissors
Fence like punch or die
Scalloped punch or die
Small flower punches – different sizes
Leaf punch or die
distress inks


INSTRUCTIONS

Using the A4 white card, measure up 6 cm inches from each side and cut across the length to 7 cm (do this on both sides of the card, then cut the corner out so you are left with an upside down T shape.

On the bottom of the upside down T shape fold down 7 cm, this becomes the roof, and the two sides pieces become the gates/walls at the side.

Using patterned paper cover inside sides and back of white card; use the remainder to cover side front panels of white card.  You can ink this using distress inks to tint the edges and create dimension to the card.

Using different size flower punches, punch out flowers from the pretty papers and leaves from green paper, this is to decorate the front panels of the card at the end of the project.  Again, use distress inks to give the flowers shade and colour.  If you do not have patterned paper to use, using your spectrum nior pens colour in white paper to make your own coloured/patterned paper.

Make up the decoupage/invertage/picture topper and stick to the inside back section of the bird house.

Using the core-dinations card stock, cut 4 x 2 inch strips (short end strips) and using a scalloped punch, punch down the long edge of all 4 pieces and layer up on the roof to create a tiled roof effect.

With the remainder of the core-dinations card, punch or die cut fence like strips and put on the front side panels of the card to create a fence/gate like front.  Decorate front with punched flowers and leaves and add sentiment on the back of the card to finish.

This is such a lovely card to make for men.




Happy Crafting

TTFN

Debs xx