Songbird Cottage

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Songbird Cottage

Other Products: White cardstock, dimensional adhesive, funnel tray, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine

Instructions: Use the 5 x 7 Gatefold card base to get started. Use from HCD2-7337 Teardrop Lattice Gateway Die to diecut a blue panel from the Countryside Cottage Paper Collection and layer onto front fold of card base. Use from the HCD2-7340 Eyelet Frame Gateway Die to diecut an eyelet panel from blue paper and layer onto last fold on inside of card. Use the HCD2-7339 Regal Lattice Gateway Die to diecut the decorative frame from white cardstock. Use the centerpiece die to diecut a tree background from the paper collection. Sponge the frame with Forget-Me-Not ink and layer onto card base. Attach the background panel into the center. Apply some Dries Clear glue onto sponge and dab over decorative frame and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear.

All the following images were stamped onto Flower Shaping cardstock and diecut with the coordinating dies. Stamp the cottage from HCPC-3938 Countryside Cottage Cling Stamp Set in Cactus Flower ink and diecut including windows and door. Stamp and diecut the cottage again, this time in Forget-Me-Not ink. Stamp the cottage one more time, this time in Sepia ink. Diecut the main outline of Sepia cottage and chimney. Stamp 2 of the shrubs from same set in Leaf Green ink. Using from HCPC-3939 Cottage Tree 'scapes Cling Stamp Set, stamp 1 of the bare tree in Sepia, 2 leaf clusters in Leaf Green, and 3 flower clusters in Cactus Flower and diecut. Using from HCPC-3940 Cottage Summer 'scapes Cling Stamp Set, stamp the strips of grass and grass patches in Leaf Green and little birdies in Forget-Me-Not ink and diecut.

Use the Stack and Store daubers along with the following inks to color the images. For the cottage, you will only need to color the Cactus Flower one, plus the teal windows, doors, and brown chimney pieces. For the roof, use Sunflower and Sepia. Use Cactus Flower ink on cottage exterior. Color the windows and door with Forget-Me-Not and Sunflower ink. Use Sepia on chimneys. Now layer the Cactus Flower cottage onto the brown one. Adhere the colored windows, door and chimneys as pictured. Color the bare tree with Sunflower and Sepia. Color the tiny flowers with Magenta Hue and use Leaf Green on the leaves. Color the grass, shrubs, and leaf clusters with Leaf Green and Vivid Chartreuse. Color the little birdies with Garden Patina and Sunflower on the bellies.

Use the stylus from Deluxe Flower Shaping kit to shape tree, flowers, leaves, shrubs, grass and birdies. Attach the tree to left side of card. Cut apart the leaves and add onto tree. Do the same with the itty-bitty flowers. Add the little birdies to tree. Use glue and dimensional adhesive to attach the cottage as shown. Attach the shrubs, green grass and some of the itty-bitty flowers in front of cottage. Use the Dries Clear glue along with Crystal glitter for a touch of sparkle on the card as desired.

Created By Emma Lou Beechy
  1. Teardrop Lattice Gateway Die
    Teardrop Lattice Gateway Die HCD2-7337
    $34.99
  2. Regal Lattice Gateway Die
    Regal Lattice Gateway Die HCD2-7339
    $34.99
  3. Eyelet Frame Gateway Die
    Eyelet Frame Gateway Die HCD2-7340
    $34.99
  4. Countryside Cottage Die
    Countryside Cottage Die HCD1-7332
    $29.99
  5. Cottage Tree 'scapes Die
    Cottage Tree 'scapes Die HCD1-7333
    $29.99
  6. Cottage Summer 'scapes Die
    Cottage Summer 'scapes Die HCD1-7334
    $29.99
  7. Countryside Cottage Cling Stamp Set
  8. Cottage Tree 'scapes Cling Stamp Set
  9. Cottage Summer 'scapes Cling Stamp Set
  10. Countryside Cottage Paper Collection
  11. 5" x 7" Gateway Fold Card - White
  12. Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
    Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
    $39.99
  13. Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30
  14. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green
  15. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sepia
  16. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sunflower
  17. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Garden Patina
  18. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Forget-Me-Not
  19. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Magenta Hue
  20. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Cactus Flower
  21. Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear
  22. Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  23. Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
  24. Hydra Sponges
    Hydra Sponges RLHS100
    $1.00
  25. Spellbinders Tool N' One
    Spellbinders Tool N' One 359848
    $14.99
  26. Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
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