Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

Hello Crafties, this is Aida from Life and Paper Crafting sharing a spunky DIY card using new Bird Crazy Sizzix dies by Tim Holtz.

Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

We all just love the fun Crazy Birds Stamp Set by Stampers Anonymous and the Crazy Birds Sizzix Framelits are the perfect match. This is a story of the Birds at a Bingo Party and they look like some of the people that I know in real life!

Today I'd like to share an efficient way of die-cutting the birds to save you time. When there are many small pieces to die cut, having an organised *method* definitely makes crafting more fun because you're not getting frustrated by losing the pieces.

Here are the details.

Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

You can color the birds with Distress Stains or Distress Inks using a water brush to create these bright, funny birds.

Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

The word Bingo was highlighted with the Turquoise Perfect Pearls.

Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

If you are ready, let's begin!

Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

On to a piece of water color paper, using a stencil and an inking tool I pounced Distress Paint Old Paper. Dry completely with a heating tool.

Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

To create a background, I trimmed the water color paper to 4.5 X 6.5 inches and added color with Distress Inks Antique Linen, Fossilised Amber, Abandoned Coral and Hickory Smoke. Once I was satisfied with how it looked, I edged the paper with Distress Paint Black Soot. Paint a small canvas with Distress Paint Old Paper and a little Picket Fence. After drying it, rub in some Wild Honey Distress Ink to the surface to give the canvas subtle color shades. Mount the background paper on the canvas.

For the Crazy Bird Framelits, your sandwich for the Big Shot from the bottom: the Magnetic Platform, Cutting Pad, the stamped and colored image of the bird facing up, the matching Crazy Bird Framelits facing down and another Cutting Pad. Send this sandwich through the Big Shot.

Start by placing the Crazy Bird image facing up. Fit the matching Crazy Bird Framelits with cutting edge facing down into the paper and place a Standard Cutting Pad right on the top. Roll through the Big Shot. After die-cutting the body, carefully lift the Framelits off the image without removing it from the paper. Next die-cut the eyes, beak and the wing. This second step of die-cutting keeps the image intact and you are not fiddling with small pieces.

Now remove the bird die-cut from the paper.

Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

Adhere a scrap piece of paper behind the main bird body.

Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

Using small foam dots, adhere the eyes, beak and wings, then trim off the excess scrap paper around the bird.

The next step is to emboss water color paper with the Bingo Sizzix Texture Fades by Tim Holtz.

I've used the Big Shot Plus to give you an idea of the sandwich you need. For Texture Fades (or any Embossing Folder) from the bottom: the Big Shot Plus Platform, Adapter B, one Big Shot Plus Cutting Pad, the Texture Fades with the paper inside and finally on the top the other Cutting Pad. Roll this through the Big Shot Plus.

Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

When this is done, color the embossed piece with Distress Ink Abandoned Coral and Gathered Twigs. Trim the numbers into strips and assemble on the project.

Bird Crazy Is Better Than No Crazy With This Spunky DIY Card

This was a really fun project to make as I loved coloring the birds, imagining their characters at the Bingo Party and like me, I'm certain some of the birds remind you of people you know. Thank you for joining me in this tutorial and I'll see you soon!

Signature:Aida

Life and Paper Crafting

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Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Fossilised Amber, Abandoned Coral, Hickory Smoke, Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs
  • Distress Paint: Old Paper, Picket Fence, Black Soot
  • Ranger: Perfect pearls Turquoise, Water Color paper, Heat Tool, Inking Tool.

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