Friday, April 18, 2014

Birdhouse Shape Card

Hi everyone! I really felt today like things could wait while I crafted. For some reason I've been derelict in spending at least fifteen minutes a day playing and I was missing it. When this week a birdhouse cutting file was free from Silhouette I decided to see if I could turn it into a shaped card.

If you are going to turn this file into a shaped card you will have to make an extra shape to adhere to the front of the card base.. The roof will extend over the card base  but will only be visible on the back of the card. The reason for this is when you weld the two birdhouse shapes to make your card base you are going to have to overlap to have a decent fold. I am pleased the way the card turned out.

After cutting all my pieces out of gray cardstock which I'm almost out of I had fun with paint. Years ago my sister had given me some fabric dye paint which I never opened. When I was trying to decide what colors as I was looking through my stash I realized those colors would be perfect. I used a sponge brush and painted red oxide on the base and was pleased how it does look like wood. On the front and side shape I used adobe. I will be looking to see if I can find more DecoArt Fabric Dye Paint as my cardstock didn't buckle at all using it. Also it was really quick drying.

After the paint was dry I embossed with The Paper Studio wood-grain embossing folder. (Hobby Lobby has it online at half price just in case you wish to buy this folder. Not that I'm trying to enable anyone to spend money for craft supplies. LOL!)

I painted the curlicues with a combination of the two paints. The circle I colored with a marker. I decided instead of using the perch that was part of the file to cut a piece from a skinny craft stick. Of course if you were going to mail this you would want to use the cardstock perch unless you were mailing it in a special box.

I'm thinking of seeing if I can find a tiny bird to place on the perch. Also I'm debating about perhaps placing some small flowers on the side. Would you leave this like it is or would you add to it?

Weather is suppose to be nice this weekend and as long as it is not rainy I may get a kite out and fly one.  It has been awhile since I've had my kites out and lately there has been enough wind to do so. LOL! If you tell me to go fly a kite that is just what I'll do. Maybe my next project should be a kite shaped card.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, wow and double wow.
    You did an amazing job on this card.
    Happy kite flying, dear friend.


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. :)