Sweet Birdhouse Memories

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Sweet Birdhouse Memories


This project is a 12 “ x 12 “ Layout. Taking the grey board or the back of a pizza box, cut this to 12 “ x 12 “. Find both sheets needed from the paper pad, number 12B. Cut the papers so the print will be in the centre of the layout. Adhere to the grey board with the double sided tape.

Three photos are used here. Trim photos as needed and mount them onto grey board. Taking the sanding tool, sand the photo edges so they have a white edge. Add a smaller strip of grey board or 3D foam dots to the back of the photo so they will be raised from the base when adhered in place. Arrange the photos then adhere to the layout base.

This uses 3 bird houses, 3 birds, 7 clematis leaves, 4 large clematis petals, 3 medium clematis petals, 7 small clematis petals and 2 sentiment plates from the white card stock plus 1 from the paper pad.

The birdhouses are stamped with sepia archival ink and then coloured with the Stampin Up! water colour pencils-Gorgeous Grape, Garden Green, Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Old Olive. The clematis petals, leaves and birds are coloured using the glimmer mists-Olive Vine, Marigold, Mel’s Dinner, Cranberry Zing.

To use the glimmer mists, spray what is needed for each colour to the colour palettes . (You can also use a plastic sheet or small china/plastic cups.) Leave a while for the inks to dry then apply water just as you would using water colour paints. Why glimmer mist? When it dries the colour becomes more intense and the micro shimmer shows even more.

The clematis flowers are made by stamping with the versamark and white embossing powder on vellum. Colour the vellum using the Cranberry Zing glimmer mist. When die cut, use the gulf tools or the deluxe shaping tools to shape the petals. Apply clear drying adhesive to the flower centres then sprinkle the prills over them using the  tray to catch all the excess beads.

When all the embellishments are made and dry, arrange around the photos as shown. Trim away the flowers from the birdhouse embellishment when needed so it will fit snuggly to the photo. Use the off cuts to further decorate around the photos. Adhere the flowers and leaves around the photos. Make the sentiment plate by die cutting the print from the paper sheet and 2 extra from the card stock. Adhere together then stamp the sentiment using the sepia ink. Add the brads to the holes then adhere to the layout. Adhere the flowers and birds in place. Use a hydra sponge or a paint brush to bring the clear drying adhesive to the flowers and birds. While the adhesive is still wet sprinkle the glitter over the adhesive. When dry tap off any excess glitter.

Other Products: Colouring: Glimmer Mist- Olive Vine, Marigold, Mel’s Dinner, Cranberry Zing. Stamping Up water colour pencils- Gorgeous Grape, Garden Green, Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Old Olive. Other- Water colour/paint palette (to use

Created By Susan Smit
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