Hey there! It’s Jess from A Card Day’s Work and I’m so thrilled to be this month’s Guest Designer for The Hedgehog Hollow! I have a card to share with you today as well as a video tutorial – I hope you’ll love them! Let’s get started.
I started things off by doing a little ink smooshing. This is one of my favorite techniques and I love that you never get the same results twice. I used Distress Oxide inks for this in Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, and Peacock Feathers. I applied the ink directly to my craft mat, spritzed it with water, then used a piece of clear flexible plastic to pick up the ink and ‘smoosh’ it on to my white card stock. I repeated this until I was happy with the background and then set it aside to dry.
Next, I grabbed all of the flower dies from the Art Impressions ‘Birdhouse Cubby’ set and arranged them on my background panel. I ran these through my die cut machine and then repeated this twice more. This gave me a cool die cut panel that looks like it was created with a cover panel die! These are perfect for shaker windows – and that’s just what I’m doing!
I stamped out the birdhouse and three adorable birds using my Mini MISTI and the Nuvo Hybrid Ink Pad included in the box. I colored them all up using Copic markers and then ran them through my die cut machine. I gave the birds, door, and awnings a healthy coat of Aqua Shimmer in Midas Touch from the box to shine things up a bit.
I used a clear piece of plastic and a whole lot of foam tape to create my shaker window and added some adorable sequins before mounting the card front to my card base. To finish things off, I used the sentiment ‘from our nest to yours’ on grey card stock. I heat embossed it with Ranger’s Liquid Platinum embossing powder and mounted this to my card front. I adhered the birds and birdhouse to the card front as well and finished things off with a few pretty pink sequins.
I hope you love this project and that it inspires you to create something with your kit today! Drop a comment down below and let us know what your favorite color combination for the birdhouse is going to be. Hugs and love, Jess