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.

19 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.

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    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.

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  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.

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  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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