Friday, 25 May 2012

Foambird :-)

Here's another card using foamboard diecuts (see my tutorial for diecutting details)

"Foambird Card"

The background for this card uses my favourite inking with various colours of distress inks, overstamping with the same colours, and brushing a couple of the stamped images with Perfect Pearls for a little glamour.

"Decorated Foamboard Birdhouse Diecut"

The diecut was separated with a craft knife, the roof and floor decorated by dabbing with gold and the main body of the house embossed with a wood folder, then decorated with distress inks and alcohol inks, first white stripes, then other colours to complement the background. The foamboard picks up the embossing patterns brilliantly. The bird and butterfly were cut from patterned paper, shaped and all the pieces stuck with Pinflair dimensional glue to add to the dimension.


This lovely Chocolate Baroque sentiment was stamped in olive archival ink and heat-embossed in clear. This image also shows part of the background stamping.


The beauty of the foamboard is all the wonderful dimension!

Chocolate Baroque stamp sets: Live Out Loud, Fly Away With Me
Sizzix Bigz dies
cardstock: white, 300gsm for card blank & 160gsm for stamping; hammered gold, 200gsm for matting
Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society 6" paper pad
Distress inks and markers: Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Picket Fence
Archival ink: Olive
Alcohol inks: Cranberry, Citrus, Butterscotch, gold mixative
Perfect Pearls: Gold Heirloom
Embossing powder: Stampendous Clear

Entered for the following challenge:
Hot Shot Crafts - die cuts


  1. Maddy this card is stunning, I love the stamped background and the texture on the birdhouse. Beautiful card. Lee xx

  2. oh gosh,this is stunning,just love that background and that house is,brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

  3. Wonderful card.Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Die Cuts Challenge.

    Hugs sarah x


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