Monday, August 29, 2016

Cardinals and birdhouse

Hi, Janja here!

Snow covered grass and bare trees do not offer much comfort to the birds, which are looking for food in our garden in the cold days. Birds will thank us if we hung on a tree a birdhouse with seeds in late autumn.

For the card we need:
- white card base: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm), folded
- kraft cardstock : 5 x 5" (12,7 x 12,7 cm)
- patterned paper: 4 x 4" (10,2 x 10,2 cm)
- white cardstock: 4.5 x 4.5" (11,5 x 11,5 cm)
- white and brown cardstock
- stencil-snow
- white texture paste
- snow marker
- painting knife
- Distress ink: Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
- Distress marker: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot

With two largest dies from basic sets: circle and stitched circle, cut opening in white and kraft cardstock. I like the color of craft cardstock and how it gives a homely feel to the card.
Cut the cardinals and birdhouse from white cardstock with the die cardinals & birdhouse and shadow them with Distress inks.

On kraft cardstock place a stencil and apply a white texture paste over it.

While the snow is drying, cut a bow and tape. For a tape use the die stitched wide rectangle frame. Shadow and attach them to the snow-covered cardstock.

Cut out branches and fence from brown cardstock with the dies: winter branches and garden accessories.
Apply snow with a snow marker.

Assemble the card.

I would like to remind you on our challenge #5 - birthday card. You still have time to share your projects with us. 

That's all for today. Thank you for stopping by. 





Vladuška said...

Very beautiful card. Love it.

Mary Marsh said...

This is a beautiful card Janja-and I love all the extra details you added-the stencil, the fence and the use of the snow pen. Who makes that pen? I have never seen one before. We have these beautiful cardinals come to our feeder all winter long.

Janja said...

Thank you.
I used Uchida Marvy 1022S Snow Marker - White.

creative lady said...

Your card is beautiful and your coloring is amazing!

karen said...

I love EVERYTHING about this card. I have to get that die for sure. Your techniques are beautiful.

Anita Kejriwal said...

That bow die is awesome . How did I miss it . Lovely card . Too pretty