You can never have too many birdhouse card ideas – they make great all occasion cards!
We love birdhouse card ideas because there’s something so sweet about birds making their homes near ours where we can see each others. Today’s card from Natasha is created with a cool, shabby-chic-funky vibe and it’s just the thing to get us into summer mode. Let’s learn all her tricks, shall we?
Natasha used our Shed Die and Shed Bird House Add-On Die to cut brown card stock. She cut two of the roof and perch details from the Add-On set and then used the heart shaped doorway to cut the center of the shed die cut. She then layered on some oxide inks in darker browns to create an age-worn patina and splattered some water droplets over the surface. When these water spots were dry, Natasha went back over her die cuts with Hearth and Slate Color Fuse Inks from Set #12 for even more aging and the look of texture.
After adhering her identical roof and perch pieces together with liquid glue, Natasha added them to her house with some foam tape.
Now she stamped a few of the blossoms from our Always on My Mind set onto some leftover scraps of watercolored panels from another project. Like we always say “Save your scraps!”. After cutting these out with our coordinating dies, she splattered them with some metallic watercolors and then sponged a little oxide ink onto the edges of the die cut flowers to tone down the brightness and help them fit into the cool feel of the card.
Next Natasha grabbed some more leftover watercolor background scraps and used our Spring Birds die to cut a body, a wing and the details from different colors. She adhered the bird together and then stamped out French Script background in Hearth Color Fuse. The stamp will leave an uneven impression and that’s just fine – it adds to the whole look! As with the other elements, Natasha added some oxide ink aging around the edge of the bird.
Natasha selected a gelli print panel from her stash and stamped over it with our Cheesecloth and the French Script Backgrounds using more Heart and Slate Color Fuse Ink over it to enhance the aged, semi-funky and oh-so-awesome theme. She then cut the background panel with one of the dies from our Nested Deckle Rectangle Die set.
For her last element, Natasha stamped her choice of sentiment from our Birthday Celebrations set onto a scrap of black card stock with VersaMark and heat embossed it with white powder for a crisp contrast.
Before assembling her card, Natasha added a little wax to the front of the birdhouse to add a little more texture and aging. She adhered it to her card with her tape runner and then added the flowers, bird and her greeting with varying thicknesses of dimensional adhesive to really build that depth. A little knotted length of twine added to the top of the house and this card was ready to completely delight a lucky friend!
Here’s what you will want to have on hand to execute this version of our many birdhouse card ideas:
The fun thing about using and adapting these birdhouse card ideas is that they can truly be all occasion cards. We recommend making a few without sentiments and then, when you need a card, no matter the purpose you can grab one of these, pop on a greeting and you will have a gorgeous card ready!