Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Birdhouse for CAS Mix Up

It's time for another challenge at
Using corrugated cardboard, stamping, acetate smash, smooshing and die cuts.

Susan is our hostess this month and she chose this for our challenge
For your corrugated cardboard, you can use any kind of corrugated cardboard you like.  It can be recycled from a box (but you must tear off all or part of one of the paper layers to expose the corrugation), a recycled coffee cup sleeve (as I used in my card), corrugated cardboard sold in craft shops, or even cardstock you run through your good old paper crimper.

I chose some cardboard from a box of NBUS.
I have more of that than should be legal!

I had to pull one side of paper of the ripples.
That's easier said than done!
But I finally got a clean piece after a little sanding.

I used my NBUS birdhouse die
and a background of acetate splash.

The Big Shot flattened the ripples but I was able to pull them out
a bit with a paper piercing tool.
They add wonderful texture even if they're flattened.

My piece didn't have any green so I smooshed some green ink,
spritzed with water and smooshed the bottom of the piece in the ink
and let it dry.

I needed some stamping so I inked the little flowers with markers
and stamped under the birdhouse.
I used my Aqua Painter to move the red ink around a bit.

I had so  much fun using the cardboard!

Our Design team and Guest Designer, Julie Beech
have some awesome inspiration for you.

I hope you'll join in and share your card or cards with us at
CAS Mix Up.
(I predict it will be hard to stop with one!)

This card doesn't fit Darnell's optional technique but I'm going to add it to her
NBUS Challenge #10
My birdhouse die was a NBUS

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Silhouette Sentiments (retired SU)
Ink:   SU Markers (Melon Mambo, Old Olive), Distress Inks (Broken China, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed for smash technique), Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (for smooshing)
Paper:   Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Arches (140 lb. cold press), Cardboard Box
Other:  Bird House Die (Paper Smooches), Stately EF (Craft Concepts)


jimlynn said...

I haven't used the cardboard in so long! Thanks for the inspiration. Love that birdhouse and the background is fabulous!

Loll said...

LOVE your corrugated cardboard bird house ... it's just PERFECT! Looks like it's made of wood. :) Beautiful watercoloured background and I love the splash of bright red from the flowers. Amazing design, my friend! xx

Heidi Stamps said...

What a neat way to use the cardboard! I love the pretty background, tfs!

Brenda said...

I was wondering if a paper crimper was allowed and was happy to read it was! I love your card Bonnie! The smashing and smooshing looks so pretty and I so love that cute bird house! Looks like a sunny warm way in your birds neighborhood. And it makes me long for spring. lol Hugs, Brenda

Julia Aston said...

what a sweet little bird house Bonnie! Your background is glorious and the little red blooms just pop off the corner - a wonderful creative challenge project! Julia xx

Jo Manna said...

That bird house is awesome, it looks so real :P Love the flattening effect, it truly gives the resemblance of wood panelling. Bet you that birdie (so cute) is a happy camper. Those flowers ground the whole scene, BEAUTIFUL! Hugs xx

Mac Mable said...

You have created a little masterpiece. Just love the composition and the clever use of the corrugated card. Such a delight x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous background for your sweet birdhouse, Bonnie!! Just love the embossed lines for the frame too!!

nancy littrell said...

Hi Bonnie...I LOVE your creative corrugated bird house!!! So clever of you. Gorgeous watercolored background for your sweet little flowers. I love every single detail of your pretty spring time scene. TFS my friend. Hugs.....

Susan said...

Fabulous idea to use it for a birdhouse - it gives the birdhouse such wonderful texture. Love the smooshed background and the sweet little flowers. Thanks for creating such a great card for my challenge!

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Bonnie. I loe your birdhouse and the background, fantastic work.


Lisa Lara said...

Such a beauty, Bonnie. Just a real beauty.

Barb said...

A very pretty card Bonnie. You've created such a lovely little scene and great use of the corrugated card. Barbxx

Susanne Vargas said...

What a wonderful spring card! The corrugated paper is perfect for the bird house! It looks so realistic!

Marcia HIll said...

FABULOUS card Bonnie! I love your bright and colorful background, and adore your cardboard birdhouse! Who knew cardboard could be art?! Love it!! :0)

Nancy Stislow said...

Bonnie, this is fantastic! I LOVE how you made the corrugated cardboard look like wood! What a brilliant technique. Your background could not be more beautiful!

Christine Alexander said...

love the wood effect for the corrugated card for the bird house it looks so rustic. Awesome smooshed background.

Daffodil Cards said...

A Delightful card, love the background and colours.

JoAnn said...

What a cute birdhouse and bird. Love the background on your fabulous card.

Julie B said...

Such a cute little bird house, fab background too. Thanks for asking me to be GD this month. :)

MaryH said...

Great work on the b/house and the corrugated paper works mighty fine as a cute birdhouse. Loving that background splash of spring color for this sweet little bird to looks like blue sky & sunshine! I'm glad he has that little red poppy flower garden to enjoy from his perch too! TFS

Bobby said...

This is adorable, Bonnie. The background looks good, especially those little red flowers, and the birdhouse is a great use of the corrugation.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a lovely use of the corrugated cardboard Bonnie! Such a sweet little bird house! LOVE that pretty little scene! Have a good evening! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Bonnie - love the bright fresh colours you have used, and the squashed corrugated card is perfect for the bird house :-)

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, lots of techniques going on and they made a wonderful card. I love the birdhouse and that tiny bird. The colors drew my eye and I love the flowers growing up the base of the birdhouse.

OH Babs said...

Very cute Bonnie. All the elements work well together and I love the wc.

Donna said...

This is so very, very pretty Bonnie.
Love everything about it.
Great job. X

Sue - said...

Very pretty Bonnie, the corrugated card is perfect for the birdhouse!

Darnell said...

Darling Bonnie, I remember when we first met in Blogland and you were so shy and made simple cards. Now look at you! You are pulling, flattening, sanding, splashing, spritzing, smashing, smooshing, painting, and cutting! I love it!! Your talent just grows and grows and your cards get more and more spectacular!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10!! Hugs, Darnell

Benzi said...

Bonnie, that is the sweetest scene you created. Love the little flowers stamped at the bottom. The background is great and I LOVE birds and birdhouses. Using corrugated paper is so fun.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, Bonnie...this is GORGEOUS! Your watercolored background is beautiful and I love your birdhouse so much! I think it looks more realistic flattened, too...a really striking card!

Robyn Oliver said...

Just love your sweet little bird house card Bonnie, very clever