Tuesday, February 20, 2018

For the Birds

Hello friends.


I've been playing with that cork again.

That cork die cuts so easily!

I thought it would make a nice birdhouse.

By cutting it twice and stacking it, I got wonderful dimension.

You can see it better here.

I used 2 layers of the birdhouse and one of the roof.

When I decided to cut the second one, I cut the wrong birdhouse.

So I ended up with another card.


I popped them on some of that watercolor piece that I used here.

We're playing with cork, canvas and/or felt at
and having lots of fun.
Challenge ends on the 24th.

ADD A DIE CUT


Hope you'll join us.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Wondrous, Snippets (PB), Holiday Home (SU)
Ink:   Greens, Chocolate Chip
Paper:   Solar White (Neena), Naturals White (ret. SU), Old Olive (SU), Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press)
Other:  Cork, Stitche Rectangle Die (SSS), Bird House Die (Paper Smooches)


33 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards, Bonnie - love the background - perfect for your cute birdhouses

Bunny said...

Beautiful. I love the cork. [Bunny]

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, I love that background, great idea with the random stamping and spraying with water. It works perfectly with your little cork bird house. Love it :)

JD/ Jill said...

So cute and clever!

Loll said...

These are so adorable!! Cork makes the PERFECT bird housees. Love the soft green backgrounds for both. xx

Carole said...

Great cards Bonnie...love the background and especially the cork houses....now where did I put that cork?...probably that old it would disintegrate!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, these are just adorable Bonnie! Love those little cork bird houses and the sweet little birds. Great backgrounds and a cool technique! Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Doris said...

How adorable! Both cards are beautiful, especially with the background you created.

Karen D. said...

these are so adorable Bonnie...great idea, love the interest and texture the cork adds.
xx Karen

Daffodil Cards said...

WONDERFUL bird houses, you have such creative ideas. Love the cork.
Faith
x

jimlynn said...

The cork makes a perfect little house for the birds! Cute cards and so pretty too.
Lynn

Brenda in IN said...

These are the cutest birdhouses and those teeny little birds are adorable. Your backgrounds are lovely.

Sandy said...

Wonderful - tweet, tweet back at cha -
sandy xx

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE both of these cards Bonnie!! The cork makes a beautiful birdhouse and just love your colorful little birdies perched at the openings! And your background is perfect! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!!

nancy littrell said...

I just LOVE both your cork bird houses, sweet little birds and soft fade away leaves backgrounds. Simply beautiful CAS designs, my friend. TFS Hugs..

JoAnn said...

Great cards. Love the layered cork birdhouses. They have so much dimension. Your backgrounds are fabulous.

JosieD said...

Such cute cards and the look of the cork adds a lot. The cards help us get in the "Think Spring" mode.

Bobby said...

Cork makes adorable bird houses, Bonnie. I can't believe you had that wonderful background left over let alone remember from when. That's organization.

Susan said...

Wonderful idea to use cork for birdhouses - love them with their sweet little coloured birds! And the background is superb with the subtle stamping of the leaves on it.

BożenA said...

Hello Bonnie,
I am delighted with your backgrounds !! They look so delicated and soft. The cork looks so good on this background. They work together perfectly in color. These are really two beautiful cards.
Hugs,
BożenA

MaryH said...

Excellent idea to stack the cork as you did, for such fab dimension. Made a delicious bird house, and I'm loving that background too. Thought it was a mopup paper from brusho or spray work but it is so pretty with this nifty cork house. (yes, I like the little birds waiting to enter also!) Clever to use the wrong cut to make a new home for the red bird too. TFS & Hugs

Mac Mable said...

Two fun cards and great use with that cork. I ended up using a place mat from the house for my cork, which was really thick. Needless to say that if I use the placements now I can only lay up for five instead of six!! x

Jo Manna said...

Oh Bonnie, love that you cut out the wrong birdhouse. These cards are ZEN-fully wonderful!
I love the softness of your backgrounds. Loving the layers in the cork, sooo much depth. Truly fantastic and creative. xxx

Marybeth said...

You are the queen of beautiful backgrounds and the cork birdhouse is darling!

Trina P. said...

So creative, Bonnie! I love your corky birdhouse idea. The added dimension is brilliant. Adorable cards.

Nance said...

Love these cork birdhouses, Bonnie! So creative! Have a good weekend, friend!

Julia Aston said...

Two sweet, sweet cards Bonnie! Love the tiny house with the subtle greens behind it and the little hello (whispered by a bird!) and then the lovely new home card with the tiny red bird! Julia xx

Teresa Kline said...

an adorable card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are so pretty, Bonnie! The cork is perfectly perfect for the bird houses! You've come up with a great idea.
I love the soft green backgrounds too. Hideko xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, these cards are wonderful! The cork is perfect for the sweet, little birdhouses but it's the gorgeous soft background that has me swoon!

scrappymo! said...

These cards are great. LOVE the cork and your backgrounds are superb!

Pat said...

These are such sweet bird houses Bonnie, and as you aay have die cut beautifully from the cork. I love the quite loose watercolour leaf background and love the addition of the little yellow and red birds. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oohhhh! Aahhhh! This is so lovely. The cork is a great touch