Happy new week friends! It’s Keiko from Happy Tree Studio today and I have a cute (yet another) house shaped card for you! If you have seen my IG feed, then you know I am obsessed with House Builder die set. This is actually the 5th house I ‘built’ (See the photo below for the first four houses)!
I love adding details to my cards and the add-on die sets for the House Builder are super fun to use. However, I challenged myself to create a house with no add-on dies (or coordinating stencils and paper packs). I only used the original House Builder die set (I think I used almost all the dies included in this set!).
Once you selected your color pallet, you just need to start die cutting everything you want to use. I wanted these small flowers and leaves to decorate the house, so I die cut them bunch of times (probably the most time consuming part of the whole process!). Since the roof is the largest piece, I wanted to make it a little bit more interesting to look at by adding some texture. I simply used my scoring board to add horizontal and vertical score lines. I also added horizontal score lines to the wall piece as well. Before putting together the pieces, I inked the edges of some of the pieces with gray ink or gray Copic Markers.
Now you just need to assemble the pieces! I mainly used liquid glue and used foam tapes to pop some of the parts up. To make this into a card, you need to cut another house base and a hinge piece (included in the set), and adhere them to the house panel you created (I recommend using strong score tapes). For the finishing touches, I added white gel pen detail to the curtains, and Liquid Pearl to the flower centers. I also added a gold star embellishment I found in my stash to the door.
I think the house turned out pretty cute!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week!