Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Shadowbox Birdhouse

I know I've used this DP until you're tired of seeing it, but it is so happy and springy. I thought it went so well with the birdhouse images from my new Clear Dollar Stamp set. 
  Shadowbox is one of my favorite layouts and I thought it could help make a nice outdoor scene for this birdhouse. I made a sky background first, using Cindy Motherway's tutorial, sweet Cindy, thank you for sharing it! Then I stamped the branches and leaves over it. I inked the leaves in green galore first then rolled the edges in glorious green. 
  I stamped the birdhouse in turquoise and coral craft, I just liked those two colors together. Then I embossed it to give the birdhouse a bit of shine. The chain is inked with silver craft and also embossed. The birdhouse and the red bird each are popped up on a dimensional to give the card even more depth. This style card folds flat for mailing, so even though the sentiment hangs over the edge of the middle panel when open, folded flat it fits quite nicely. Thanks for looking. 
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Pretty Perches and Christian Sympathy
Inks: Bashful blue, Cameo Coral craft, Turquoise craft, black, Real Red, Green Galore, Glorious Green, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Bashful blue, Neenah solar white, DP 
Other: Waterfall stickles, nestabilities ovals and . . . that other shape, prima flowers


Stephanie said...

Love how you popped out the bird :)

Val said...

So pretty. I love the birdhouse. I'll be checking out that stamps set for sure. Great job.

Belinda said...

Oh so pretty! Love the fun birdhouse!

edith said...

oh so very pretty!!!

BethieJ said...

This is so pretty PeggySue!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is so beautiful! I looks as if you are peering out a window!