Garden Birdhouses All Occasion Card by Secrets To Stamping

Make My Monday starts our new challenge today – “Fall/Autumn” – and I just know you all (in the northern hemisphere, at least) are most likely ready for it. Firstly, I just love the temperature in this season with warm days and cool nights. Yes, it does mean – at least here in Michigan – that winter is coming, but it’s better just to take it one day at a time and enjoy what you have right now, right? Garden Birdhouses stamp set is one of my favorites since I love feeding my birds all year round.

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My secrets to making this project

  • Firstly, this A6 card started with Rich Razzleberry cardstock, cut at 9″ x 6-1/4″ and scored at 4-1/2.”
  • After that, I cut the gorgeous designer paper from Blackberry Beauty DSP to 5-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ and layered it onto the Cinnamon Cider cardstock. Then, this panel was adhered to the card base.

Now, the FUN Part!

  • Firstly, to begin the focal image, I stamped the tree branch with Early Espresso ink and colored all of the leaves with Cinnamon Cider Stampin Blends.
  • After that, I stamped the birdhouse onto a scrap piece of white cardstock because I knew it would be popped up with dimensionals. I colored it with Stampin’ Blends, then fussy cut it out.
  • Then, I stamped the pole to hold up the birdhouse in Early Espresso ink and colored it in with Crumb Cake. Also, I stamped the ground cover with Cinnamon Cider ink, then cropped it all out with a stitched rectangle die.
  • Finally, I felt like the image panel needed a bit of an anchor so I cut the foil sheet to size, ran it through the machine with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. After adhering it to the card base, I popped the image panel up with dimensionals.

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