Home Houses

Challenge #91

Recently the Cats Pajamas decided to go fully digital and consequently they had a sale of existing inventory. I took advantage of the sale and bought the stamp set and matching dies. These stamps were perfect for the Double Trouble challenge this week where they want a mix and match of dots, stripes and plaid. I used Distress inks in Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany and Lucky clover to stamp the bird houses. Then I used the dies to cut them out. What I didn’t realize until using them was that the die cut everything separately so I had to piece it all together which was a pain and very fiddly especially when I was trying to pop them up. Also I stamped first and then cut which meant I had trouble lining up the dies and I wasn’t happy with the cuts. Note to self is to use my Misti to cut them first and then stamp through the space. I used Sakura Glaze pens to colour in some of the uneven white edges. Instead of stamping the bird, I used the die alone on some gingham paper. Background piece is from an old paper pad and I added some raffia twine underneath the houses. Sentiment done in Aged Mahogany then clear heat embossed. In spite of the frustration with the fiddly parts I quite like the end result.

20 thoughts on “Home Houses

  1. What a great set of stamps and dies! I love little bird houses like these and yours look like 3D boxes at first glance! Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with Color My Heart Color Dare. X

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  2. Initially I tried stamping onto the gingham but it looked awful so I just used the die and added an eye. Glad you like it.


    1. Thanks Gayle. I’m not sure how much I will use the dies for this set just because of how fiddly they are but it worked great for this particular challenge.


  3. Your card is so sweet! (Tweet!) Be it ever so humble, there IS no place like home. I love the bird and the birdhouses – all perfectly designed and the raffia is the perfect touch. Thank you for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare #458 and Double Trouble #91.


  4. I love how you used the patterns and the dimension on this card. Thanks for joining us at Colour Dare Challenge, I hope you can join us again soon.


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