Saturday, June 12, 2021

Garden Birdhouses for FMS #489

Hello and thanks for visiting!

First day creating with the new stamp set Garden Birdhouses and I love it!  You will be seeing more of this set I'm sure.  I set out to create a card for Freshly Made sketches #489 - A sketch challenge by Linda.  Please click on my card or their blog image to go directly to their blog.  Enjoy the inspiration! 

And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White card base (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

3 3/8 x 4 5/8 Granny Apple Green CS layer

3 1/4 x 4 1/2 Basic White cardstock (CS)

Scrap piece of Early Expresso for the die cut tree branch

Garden Birdhouses stamp set

Beautiful Trees Dies

Ink Pads: Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Balmy Blue

Stampin' Blends Markers: Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Bronze, Crumb Cake

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Assembly & Trix:

*  Die cut the tree from the Beautiful Trees Dies in Early Espresso.  ***Trix, I chose to use the largest tree with the most branches and then I cut the branches to fit the scale of the card.

*  Position the branch across the card first to decide placement of birdhouse, sentiment and birds.

*  Stamp the birdhouse and birdhouse hanger with Soft Suede ink.   Color with Stampin' Blends Markers.  

*  Adhere the branch with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue

*  Stamp the birds and leaves on the Basic White very close to the branch.  I used Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede.  Colour the birds with Stampin' Blends Markers as you wish.  

*  Stamp the 'hello' with Balmy Blue ink.

*  Stamp the grass at the base of the card with Pear Pizzazz ink.

*  Adhere the Basic White layer to the Granny Apple Green CS layer.

*  Embellish as you wish.   I was trying very hard to stay true to the sketch, so I chose 3 birds and a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels and coloured them with a Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Marker.  But then I thought it needed another rhinestone  - ha - total personal preference :)

Enjoy and have a super day!   


  1. This is as cut as can be! Love the birds and birdhouse! Glad you joined us at FMS!

    1. Thx so much for your lovely compliment Linda. I love your design challenges, thank you for offering them :)

  2. Thx so much Linda! Thx for the design challenges!

  3. Love this lil cutie! Your take on the sketch is just fabulous - you've created a wonderful scene. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

    1. Thx so much Narelle for your kind words! Your challenges alway inspire me! So thank you!


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