Monday, November 9, 2009

Winter Birdhouse

I had visions of a row of birdhouses all looking different similar to the famous houses in San Fran. The painted ladies... Well only one made it onto my card. This card was created for the Caardvarks Circle of Friends challenge.

The background was sponged on the bottom and top. The bottom was sponged with a purple and blue dye ink. The top was just the blue.


  1. Stamp Flourish on white cardstock with versamark and heat with clear embossing powder.
  2. Sponge with blue and purple dye inks.
  3. Cut out circle and rip across the edge.
  4. Rip little piece for snow drift on the post.
  5. Cut out other circle and sponge lightly with blue dye ink.
  6. Stamp snowflakes randomly with versamark and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  7. Sponge over snowflakes with same dye ink.
  8. Punch snowflakes from purple dye ink background.
  9. Cut 1 1/4" x 2" rectangle of white cardstock.
  10. Stamp swirls on rectangle using plum dye ink.
  11. Stamp definition stamp on white cardstock using blue dye ink. Cut 1/8 " strip.
  12. Cut two 1/8" x 1 1/4" pieces for the roof. Glue the tips together and attach to top of the birdhouse. Trim corners of birdhouse off.
  13. Punch border of blue stamped definition and trim to fit bottom of the bird house.
  14. Use hole punch to create bird hole!

So easy and addictive. I still have 3 other fancy birdhouses that didn't make it onto the card. It is too much fun making creative birdhouses... (victorian, ranch, tudor...)


  • Hero Arts - Artistic Windows
  • Hero Arts - Flourish Background
  • Hero Arts - Friends Definition
  • Ranger Distress Inks - Broken China, Dusty Concord
  • Memento - Soft Plum, Black Tuxedo
  • EK Success - Snowflake
  • Fiskars Border Punch
  • Versamark
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Amuse - Holiday Bird
  • Memory Box - Merry Christmas
  • Copics
  • Versafine - Purple
Have a lovely day!



  1. This is so cute, lovely birdhouse!

  2. Uhau!, Me encanta, es súper creativo, y ademas tus fondos preciosos. Felicidades.

  3. Very sweet card Suzanne, I love the way you provide the method to make as well. Its great for ideas.

  4. I haven't had the chance to really visit and comment but I have to tell you that all the cards I've seen are stunning - especially the Christmas one with unexpected colors - just gorgeous!!

  5. Definitely an unexpected color combo for Christmas card. You did it so BEAUTIFULLY!

  6. So very very Winter Bird House Lovely!!~!

  7. How cute. I like the purple and blue together.

  8. Super cute, Sue! Love the wintery cool colors--and that little birdie!

  9. I think you have hit a winner here Suzz. Very creative.

  10. Gorgeous card! Love the techniques you used and that cute little birdhouse!


  11. I love the sponging and the cute winter scene. Great card!!


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