Crazy Birds – crafts

Pretty 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. 


The finishing touches added after they're mounted to give it a bit mood. 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.

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 

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Mica sprayed heavy card stock

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

Checked to remove the cutouts between the legs

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

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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.

Numbers Folder in black and Shaded with a quick Distress Oxide wipe. Background for the birds.

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