Hello I'm back to share another make with you, this one is a DT project for Trimcraft. I’m in love with these gorgeous First Edition Love Story papers from +Trimcraft Ltd .
The canvas and wood effect papers and a theme of love gave me the idea to create a little Birdhouse shaped card. This could be a Valentines or Anniversary make or to send to someone ‘just because’.
I created the card shape using my Cricut Explore but you could easily cut a simple house shape by drawing in pencil onto a card blank and cutting with scissors or craft knife and decorating as you wish.
Step By Step:
- I designed and cut the birdhouse and 2 birds on my Cricut Explore using Design Space subscription, I can share my DS link with you here: https://uk.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/36107737 Which will give you access to my design file so you can cut everything as I have done, all is sized ready for you to load the mats and just press ‘go’.
Using Dovecraft A4 Kraft Card I cut 2 identical pieces to
form the front and back of my card base. (Scoring a short way down the back
piece and folding before adding glue above the score line creates the join, you
may prefer to do this after the front papers are on ).
- I cut an extra front card piece from FE Love Story checked pattern canvas effect paper and adhered to Kraft card front. Inking edges with red ink and then black ink to add definition. I then cut the smaller front panel from Love Story Wood effect paper inking the edges as before and adhering to card front
I cut 2 roof section parts from brown arrow patterned paper
in the Love Story pad, inked with red and black inks as before and then added
to card front using 3D foam pads to layer up both sections to create height.
The heart sentiment ‘You Make my heart so very happy’ was
cut out of the Love Story papers, inked around as before and then edges in
Dovecraft ‘crystal’ glitter glue. When
dry it was glued to card front towards the top of the birdhouse.
I cut 2 birds from heart patterned paper. Each bird consists of 2 layers and I inked
around all the parts using red ink and black ink as before, adding extra black
to colour the beaks and legs. This time
also outlining with Dovecraft glitter glue in ‘Crystal’ to add extra
sparkle. When dry I shaped the pieces in
my fingers and layered up using 3D foam pads.
I added 1 bird (flying) to top of birdhouse allowing wings & beak to
overlap, and the other bird (with legs) to bottom RH side of birdhouse allowing
the tail to overlap.
Using the FE Foliage Die set I cut 2 leafy fern pieces from
floral pattern Love Story paper and die cut 3 small flowers using the FE
Flowers die set. Inked all pieces with
red and black inks as before and shaping in my fingers to give some texture /
movement before adhering to card front at bottom LH side.
- To finish I coloured 2 small clear gems with FE black marker for the birds eyes and added clear adhesive gems to centres of flowers, heart sentiment, and to decorate roof section of the birdhouse.