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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring: It's for the Birds!

Hello Everyone!

There are so many great new spring dies here at Die~Namites; it was hard for me to decide which to use.  I settled on this wonderfully springy and whimsical  Fancy Birdhouses Die~Namites Die; I paired it with a brand new sentiment stamp of mine that makes a perfect house warming card! 


Flowers were added to the tree branch, using the Spring Blossoms Die~Namites Die.  I added more whimsy to the card by using felt for my flowers and leaves. 


I made a few of the flowers a darker yellow by pressing them into my yellow stamp pad. 

To make the birdhouses, I selected several patterned papers that I thought went well together.  I cut the houses out in the variety of papers, then pieced the different patterns together.

  Each house is layered onto a  cardstock base a couple of layers of cs thick.  This not only gives a solid base to adhere pieces to (so none of my little pieces fall out), but also adds a bit of dimension to the card.  I wanted to pop the bird houses up a bit but felt that dimensionals would be too much.  


Once my die cuts were complete, I free hand cut a couple of clouds from some adhesive masking paper and then sponged in a sky.  To finish off the card, I then adhered the die cuts, stamped my sentiment and added a multi-looped Hemptique twine bow, embellished with two buttons.

To recap, my card was made using these two Die~Namites Dies~


and


Spring Blossoms

I hope I have inspired you to get out your spring Die~Namites Dies
and play!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee Ann  :)

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful card, I love how you used the dies. So colourful and happy. I adore it <3 love Marta xx

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  2. Love this wonderfully whimsical card!!! So bright and cheerful!!! TFS!

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  3. Great card, so nice and cute ! I love the idea to use felt, it does bring an interesting texture ! Love your card <3

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  4. WOW, What detail, that's beautiful.

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  5. Lee Ann, this is absolutely adorable! I love the felt -- just love it! I had to really look close because I thought the houses were made of felt too. What a darling card. <3

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  6. Fabulous card. Love the birdhouses.
    Gr Elly

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  7. FANTABULOUS CARD!!!! ....and the felt....PERFECT TOUCH!!!

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