It's that time of the month again - when I try extending the use of my dies and stamps and create two cards for two occasions! The prompt for the Twofer Card Challenge in July 2021 is Birds.
I've set myself a double challenge this month, using this bird die from Impression Obsession (Birch Trees) and this birdhouse die (Frantic Stamper Garden Birdhouses) in both cards. The Garden Birdhouses Die is NBUS (despite being bought 6 years ago) so I'll be entering the cards in NBUS Challenge #28 as well! The first is "welcome to the neighbourhood" card and the second is a Christmas card. Here's a closer look at each of them!
These birds are very neighbourly - all having a natter on their roofs or in their gardens! It's A Lovely Day in the Neighbourhood - which just happens to be the name of a movie starring Tom Hanks so I'll be entering this card in the Time Out Challenge #191 where the prompt is Movies!
I cut and stacked these birdhouses and birds from white card stock, then I used various distress inks to colour them. No problem with the birdhouses but the birds are tiny and I ended up with very inky fingers so I'll be entering the Cardz4Galz Challenge #150 where the prompt is "Get Inky" because I certainly did!
I would also like to enter this card in MakeMyChallenge Challenge #152 where the prompt is "Anything Airborne"!
The next card is a Christmas card, because doesn't everyone sit down in the middle of July and make a Christmas card? Well despite my best intentions early this year, I haven't made a few Christmas cards each month! January was ok, but then as the weather got warmer, it got more and more difficult! However, there are several challenges at the moment which have reminded me we're over half way to Christmas and provided me with the encouragement to make at least one this month!
The following inspiration photo from Just Add Ink Challenge #562 inspired my colour scheme - from the white on off-white, the red birdhouse and birds and the touch of greenery at the base.
I'm also entering the following challenges which have Anything Christmas Goes prompts
Each of the birds and birdhouses were stacked up at least 3 high, so I was able to use up lots of odd pieces of red and green card stock for the birds, the birdhouse and the greenery and I'd like to enter Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge.
I'd also like to enter the Anything Goes With Dies Challenge at Happy Little Stampers
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