Crazy Birds – crafts

Crazy Birds

Where did it start?  Tidy stash paper box day, it’s cold outside. Last Christmas I made Christmas cards Mica Spray  and had a handful left. What comes next?  My box of dies, I spotted the Silhouette Bird Dies which are just the right size. 


mica sheets, crafts , crazy birds

Mica sprayed heavy card stock using
Tart Cranberry – Fresh Balsam – Cocktail Party –  Merry Mint – Shiny Bauble – Winter Frost..

From each small sheet I cut two birds in most cases.

Checked to remove the cutouts between the legs

Now to decorate them. I love the Abstract Shapes Die and it's perfect for having a bit of fun. I cut most of these from the cards Left from the birds cut outs.

All the decoration outs went into a tray. I love exploring the possibilities.

crazy-birds, carfts

Each bird was decorated considering the opposite colours. Red - Green and Green - Red.

Shaded with a quick Distress Oxide wipe.

The finishing touches added after they're mounted to give it a bit mo. This gave me the opportunity to add bits to create a whole story and balance the composition.

The final step is to mount them onto a natural white heavy card stock.

crazy bird cards, crats

Materials Used

Card from my Stash 

Tim Holtz Products 

Mica Spray – Tart Cranberry – Fresh Balsam – Cocktail Party –  Merry Mint – Shiny Bauble – Winter Frost 

Dies – Silhouette Birds – Abstract Shapes

Embossing Folders – Mechanics – Numbers – Typewriter 

Distress Oxide Inks –  Old Paper – Speckled Egg – Brushed Corduroy

 Distress  Ink – Picket Fence 

A Little Extra

cut-outs, crazy birds , extra
background-2, cut-outs, crazy birds , extra

There's lots of paper with the Cut Outs on left over. Can't throw them away. Not all are useable but some are.

My choice was Craft Consortium - Ink Drops Dusk & Ink Drops Ocean. You can make your own with Distressed Inks.

birds-card1,crazy birds ,crafts
bird-card, crafts, crazy birds

Select the cut out sheet, choose a background. The Background paper are a personal choice and glue then trim, I rounded the corners too. I wasn't very careful placing my dies but next time I will.