Thursday, March 3, 2016

Poppystamps Challenge: Spring Fling

It's a new month and that means a new Poppystamps Challenge!  This month the theme is Spring Fling!   I've been doing a bunch of flowery cards, so I thought this time I'd try a different Spring-y theme.  How about birdhouses?

For my card, I used just the Alpine House and Roofs Background dies to make my own little birdhouses:)  These dies are usually paired with the Alpine House collection, but they are perfect alone as birdhouses.  For my tree branch, I used the full cover die Exquisite Branch Frame.  This die is a full A2 size, but I just pruned a few branches to get this...

For my birdhouses, I created the 3D effect by shading the part under the roof.  I used a bit of Post-It tape to mask off one side and blended more ink.  For the roofs, I attached them with foam tape and adhesive.  By placing foam tape just on the bottom of the roof piece, it gives the roof a pitched effect.  

For the "hole" in the birdhouse, I just found one of my stencils with lots of circles and used blended inkI forgot to mention that the background is watercolored and I "hung" the birdhouses with some twine.  This last pic shows how the roof pitches out at the bottom.

Hope you join in the challenge!  




  1. I love birdhouses! Your card is super cute...

  2. This is beautiful, JJ!! Love it!

  3. Wow!! What a cool technique!! I love the little bird houses!!

  4. Brilliant creation as always, JJ. Love how you've used these dies for this; you've made them conform to your idea perfectly. And the colors are delightful. So sweet! Bev

  5. I just love how you shaded the birdhouses :)

  6. Love this JJ! I had a similar design in my brain full of idea's, it just hadn't come out yet. :)

  7. I really did get behind...This is such a beautiful card, JJ! Your background is gorgeous and I love how you hung the birdhouses from the branches! So sweet!

  8. Your bird houses are great. Love'm.


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