Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Watch the Birdie !



At last I've got a new card to share with you!  This week's challenge on  Less is More is to use diecuts or punched elements.

I still haven't managed to clear a space to craft in yet, but did find a corner of the table to set up my Cuttlebug and found a couple of sets of Marianne's dies to use for this project.

This month's Simply Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine had a lovely set of bird themed stamps as the free gift, a couple of which I used on my card.

The large birdhouse was stamped directly on to the basecard bottom right, and the branch with birds and nest stamped in the top left corner, using black Memento ink.  The hanging birdhouse, fence, grass and birds were all diecut using the Marianne's dies and some black cardstock.  As a finishing touch, I added little touches of Stardust Stickles to the stamped birdhouse image. 

Hope you like it, I'm entering it into this week's LIM challenge, although it might just be a tad too busy to be truly Clean and Simple. 

17 comments:

Helen T said...

Wow, I LOVE this card... I also have the same set of dies & the stamps - but had not thought of combining the two. It works really well - Well done :)

ding said...

Lovely card, those images work so well in monochromatic (very envious of those dies)
Diane

Gibmiss said...

Hello
Fabulous card ... Love it ....
Hugs Sylvie
X

Linda said...

I think it's brilliant Wynneth - there still white space to be seen so should be okay.

Finished the other band this evening, just the armbands to do now! Good to see you yesterday. x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fabulous job there Wynneth. It all looks so great in black and white too. Lx

Kathyk said...

SMASHING entry it is too Wynneth. Good to see you back and crafting and love the monochrome theme too

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

Great to see you again Wynneth. There's not too much going on and I love the elements you have used, but I would have liked to see the branch reach the edge of the card instead if floating. He he!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jane said...

Very striking card, love the stamped and die cut birds and that
bird house is lovely.
You can view my card here

Aileen said...

Love your silhouette garden scene. x

Debs M said...

love this x

DoodleSuze said...

Gorgeous! Love your little scene!

Lizy said...

This is just too beautiful Wynneth! I love the combination of stamps and dies...I too have the stamps and the 'other' set of dies. Wish I'd thought of this! ;)
Lizy x

Susan said...

Wynneth, this is just adorable! I LOVE the stamped birdhouse...and with the die cuts, it looks like it's way back in the distance.....awesome depth to this card!!

Anja said...

Love the black and white. Great combination of stamps and die cuts.

Karen said...

Hi Wynneth I got that magazine for those stamps too! What a lovely card, love the black and white! hugs Karen x

Mandi said...

Really striking Love it
Hope you are well Wynneth

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Katiejane said...

This is lovely Wynneth, I adore that stamp.
Have a lovely week.
Katie x