Sunday, December 4, 2022

Snowy Birdhouse

I couldn't wait to get this Snowy Birdhouse embossing folder and die set from Simon's recent Cozy Hugs release!  I made it easy on myself and just used colored cardstock for both of my cards today - the embossing folder does all the work!

supplies: white-core pool, beige, kraft, black, Lipstick Red, and Schoolhouse Red cardstock, Simon Snowy Birdhouse embossing folder and die set, Taylored Expressions Cardinal die, (retired) Spellbinders sentiment, snowflake dies

I wanted the embossed snowflakes to be white, and the easiest way I could think to make that happen was to use a white core cardstock, and then lightly sand the snowflakes.  Then I used markers to color the pine branches and cones.  I used the dies to cut the birdhouse from kraft and white cardstock.  My sentiment is retired, but I think it's perfect for this peaceful scene!

Here's a 2nd version, with a white background and a chickadee this time.

supplies: white, Slate Grey,  Audrey Blue and Surf Blue cardstock, Simon Snowy Birdhouse embossing folder and die set, Layered Chickadee die, Christmas Blessings die, salvaged patina distress ink and blending brush

This time after embossing, I brought out the snow flakes by gently brushing on some pale blue ink before coloring the details and adding the dies.

Simon has brought out several of these embossing folder/die combinations, but this one is my favorite - so far!  Thanks for stopping by - have a good one!


Lisa Elton said...

These are both just as pretty as they cane be!

Dawn T said...

Two beautiful cards Lin. Gorgeous design and gorgeous birds.