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
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