Thursday, October 16, 2014

Autumn Birdhouse

More rain today-I think we are all going to develop  webbed feet here pretty soon. But as I said yesterday, at least it isn't snow!!!!
Today I have a card for my sister-in-law's birthday. I love this birdhouse image, but then I'm a sucker for birdhouses of any kind.

I stamped the image (Stampendous Sunny Birdhouse) with Momento Tuxedo Black on Neenah Solar white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. I cut a frame from SU chocolate chip cardstock with Spellbinders labels 4. While the die was still in the paper I traced around it with a gold gel pen. I popped that layer up with some very thin foam mounting tape. The base for the card was a leftover from last year I found in my fall papers, and I think the cardstock is Stampin' Up, and the design paper Die cuts with a View. Not positive, tho.
The little pumpkins were stamped with black ink on a scrap of K & Co. paper, sprinkled with SU Black embossing powder and heat embossed, then fussy cut. The leaf, a leftover from another project, was made by sponging inks onto a scrap of white cardstock, then cutting out with Impression Obsession leaf die. I cut the happy birthday using DCWV metallic cardstock in copper and Tattered Lace Words dies. I added a bit of yellow Stickles to the center of the asters.
I will enter this in the following challenges:
Cards in Envy-Autumn Leaves
Crafting from the Heart-Anything Goes
House of Cards-Use a punch or die
Seize the Birthday-Anything goes
Impression Obsession-Shades of Fall


  1. Fabulous card .....glad its not just us suffering with the rain...had enough of it now!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart in this weeks challenge
    Debby (DT)

  2. This is so pretty! I LOVE the use of the gold and that image is amazing! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. Love your image with the fall leaves! Love your coloring and it makes a beautiful birthday card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  4. I love birdhouses too...this is stunning! I love your coloring and so many of the images are small...well done! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. I like how you added the gold outline to the frame. I bet your sister-in-law will really like this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards in Envy.

  6. This is beautiful, I love birds and birdhouses as well so of course I love it for that reason! Great coloring and I like the technique you shared of tracing around the die for a frame. Thank you for sharing with us at House of Cards and I hope you will come back and play again soon!

  7. lovely fall card!!! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Cards in Envy! :)

  8. Your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at House of Cards. Hugs, Anita, DT.

  9. What a pretty card... Perfect for fall with that lovely image! Thanks for joining our challenge this month at House of Cards. I hope you can join us again soon! Graciellie/DT