Jessica’s Beautiful Birdhouse

Good morning! Jess here with a card for our current Color Inspiration challenge! I love the colors in the challenge and today I decided to focus on the shades of blue and the icy feel of the photo!

To start I blended Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink onto a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock. I splattered the panel with water and white gouache to create a snowy background. Then I added snowflakes die-cut from the Mini Snowflakes and Stitched Snowflakes die sets with Pixie Dust Sparkle cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from Den Sweet Den onto dark blue cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder before trimming it down to a thin label.

Next I die-cut the birdhouse and pole from Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-On with Light Brown Woodgrain cardstock. I wanted to soften the color so I blended over the cardstock with white pigment ink. I die-cut the birds and trim from white cardstock and then colored the birds with Copic markers. I used the backside of one of the birds to get a reverse image. I also die-cut the Mini Wreath from white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers as well. I used the following colors for my images:
Wreath – BG72 ,BG65, BG78
Berries, Bow, and Birds – R35, R37, R39, R59, and 1000

I stamped the branches from Frosty Fairy Friends onto dark blue cardstock and heat-embossed them with silver embossing powder. I backed the birdhouse with the dark blue cardstock to create a little nest. Then I tucked one bird inside the house and adhered all my pieces to the snowy panel. I used foam mounting tape for the sentiment and bird to give them a little extra dimension. Finally I added a few accents with a white gel pen to finish the card!

And that’s it! You have one more weekend to get crafty and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend! –Jess

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Have a happy weekend! Thanks so much, Fawnatics friends!

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