Hello friends. It’s Bobbi Lemanski here, taking you to the tropics to enjoy a few cute birds and birdhouses. I am using a few favorite Honey Bee Stamps products from past and present releases on this card including:
The featured project below is made from Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock for the card base. All of the black ink stamping was done using Honey Bee’s Bee Creative Intense Black Ink. To adhere my elements together, I use Honey Bee Stamps Bee Creative Precision Glue and for when I want more dimension, Bee Creative Foam Dots With Tab. My card is 5″ X 7″ in size.
To make this 5″ X 7″ card, I started with the white card base followed by the Palm Frond Cover Plate die cut from a teal cardstock and overlayed on lighter aqua cardstock cut to 4-1/4″ wide X 5-1/2″ tall to fit the frond design. The tropical leaves were cut from white cardstock and scraps of watercolor paper I had in my scrap box. I used orange, pink and teal watercolor washes for a bright, summery feel. Hot pink and a yellow-orange colored cardstock were used to accent the hibiscus blossoms. I set the tropical elements aside while I worked on the birdhouses and birds next.
I stamped and cut the two birdhouses and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers using the following colors: YG17, YG03, YR68, RV02, RV09, W3, W1, E43, W55, and W57. The birds were colored using B02, B00, RV00, E53, E51 and YR68. I like to add a little brown to my blues for the birds. It makes them look just a little more real. It also blends well with the birdhouses, too. Both birdhouses were adhered to the cute little stands included in the Little Birdies stamps and coordinating Honey Cuts dies. I added a bird to each house rooftop, making sure they faced each other.
To color the birdhouses, I hand-colored hibiscus flowers and leaves on the larger house. This is simple to do and just adds a tropical feel to this cute house. For the smaller one, I just colored in the pretty daisy opening as the focal point.
I attached the houses using glue for the smaller one and foam dots for the larger one to make it stand out. The rest of the elements were tucked behind the houses for a lush, tropical garden for the birdies to enjoy!
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