Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Bird Houses by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I have been creating with the newly released set called Bird Houses
by Darkroom Door.  I created  cards and gift tags using this stamp
set.  It has so many possibilities and so cute!!!

First set ~

The Fallen Leaves /BG stamp,  was stamped out twice on watercolor paper and
colored in with duel tip markers by Leisure Arts.  The markers were applied with a
water brush so they give the effect of watercolors.  Very fun and easy!  The background
 papers were cut 3 1/2" X 4" making a small gift bag type card.  The Film/Frame
  was stamped out twice on white cardstock and cut in half, giving four pieces to use
 on each card.  The Bird Houses were colored with the same technique as the
 background was created, using the duel tip markers by Leisure Arts.
  They were stamped on watercolor paper and trimmed out.  The elements were
 layered to create the card front.  Twine was added and the sentiment
 (Sentiment Stamp/Thank You) to complete the cards.
 The card front was adhered (foam  dimensional squares)
 to a folded card.  Black ink splats were added.
Second card set~

These cards are easy and so cute to create!  Start by stamping the Bird Houses (use
each one) to create a background for the card.  Mat on white cardstock and then
a folded black card. Stamp one focal Bird House and color in.  I used Distressed
Oxides with a water brush.   Double mat the focal square on black cardstock.  Stamp
a few leaf branches (Carved Leaves Vol. 1) to the top of the Bird House.  Add a
sentiment flag (Sentiment Stamp/Friendship) to the card front along
with the focal Bird House square.   Splat with black ink to complete the card.
Third set ~ gift tags!

These tags are really fun to make !!  The trick to these are stamp the Bird House 
image on the fold of the paper and then trim out.  These are painted with acrylic paint.
Markers, watercolors or leave them plain ~ still a super cute look for a gift
bag.  Punch a hole in the top, for twine tie on.  Splat with white or black acrylic
paint to complete the tags.   Tip: Leave the fold at the top, allowing the tag to
 be flipped open.

Thanks for stopping by~


  1. Those tags are so adorable and cool. What fun. Can't wait to see how you use them.

  2. Super cute projects. I could see those tags made up for Christmas ornaments!

  3. Fabulous ideas with this set Connie! I love that you used the bird houses to stamp a background. And how cute are the gift tags!

  4. These are all gorgeous! LOVING those bird houses!!!

  5. Fabulous cards and tags. I like the little bird houses.


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