Sunday, 30 December 2012

Shabby Birdhouse

I've been at the Craftwork Cards Bohemian stuff again!  I had a blast making this birdhouse card, embellishing away to my heart's content!
I covered the shaped blank with patterned paper, inside and out and added some detail to the eaves, base and doorway with some beige textured pear card.  The little die cut birds were embossed with a music score embossing folder, then inked with Perfect Medium and heat embossed with Aged Rose Stampendous embossing enamel for a shabby chic look.  I then gave them pearl eyes and pretty pink tail feathers.  The flowers were made with punches and dies from patterned paper, I edged all the petals with a gold Promarker to pick out the flecks of gold in the embossing enamel.  I layered a die cut foiled sentiment onto a matching tag and topped it with a bow and flower.  I finished off with some large and small pearls and a scattering of purple gems.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Craftymess - #24 - sparkle and bling
Card Crafter's Circle - #55 - anything goes
Delicious Doodles - #16 - out with the old, I used all new stash
Papercrafting Journey - anything goes
Paper Play - #51&#52 - out with the old, in with the new, I used all new stash
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #178 - anything goes
Creative Moments - #7 - emboss it, the birds are dry and heat embossed
Pile It On - #49 - embellishments


  1. Sooooo pretty Wendy...:o)

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year too...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  2. very pretty, lovely colours too. Have a good New Year. Elaine

  3. Wonderful card Wendy, love the vintage feel of it, kate x

  4. Hi Wendy, It's totally stunning xx

  5. this is just sooo pretty Wendy - love it to bits - wishing ou and yours a wonderful 2013 xx

  6. such a pretty card
    thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles

  7. WOW! This is stunning Wendy. I love the design and all the fabby detailing

    Sue xx

  8. fabulous creation Wendy, happy new year to you and yours...pam

  9. Your card is gorgeous!! I love the pearls, and flowers and all the details!!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  10. WOW!! What a gorgeous birdhouse. I love the shabby chicness to it. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  11. This birdhouse is delightful.I just love your attention to detail.Loving all the bling too,just fabulous.

    Thank you for joining us at Craftymess.

    Sandie x

  12. I love birdhouses, and your's is just breathtaking! I love your papers and birds and all the wonderful flowers! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  13. This is a wonderful birdhouse card. Thanks for joining in with the PCJ challenge and happy new year xx

  14. Fabulous card - love it all. Have a great New Year

  15. Absolutely stunning! I love the pearls & the pink feathers :) Thanks so much for sharing & playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

  16. oh wow this is beautiful wendy.i love the sweet birds and pretty design :D

    xx coops xx

  17. I just love the composition of this card. Beautiful subtle shades and cute birds. Love it!

    Thank you for taking part in the 24th Craftymess Challenge with us.
    Angela - Craftymess DT

  18. really gorgeous project
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

  19. Wendy, i always enjoy seeing what you make! Thanks for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

  20. Beautiful, well done! Thank you for entering at Creative moments.
    Leona x


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