Thursday, April 21, 2011

BirdHouse Tutorial

I had so many of you request a tutorial for the Bird House I did for Su-Stars blog Hop, let begin.

Supplies needed:

DSP                          Springtime vintage
Punch's                      2 step bird and scallop circle
SU markers               Black, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, and Rose Red

Rosettes, Chantilly lace and window sheets

Create a House Pattern:  Cut a scrap piece of cardstock 4" x 6".  Mark the center on the 4" side at 2" and measure down 2 1/2 " from the top on each of the 6" sides and mark with a pencil.  Using a ruler, draw diagonal lines up to the center point and cut to form the roof shape.

Cut two pieces of double sided patterned paper 4"x 6".  place the cardstock pattern over both pattern pieces and cut roof shape.

To make the accordion sides, cut tow pieces of the same pattern paper 2 x 3-1/2 inches. score each piece at 1/2, 1 and 1 1/2 inches.  Fold to create one mountain fold in the center and two valley folds on either side. Your accordion shoul look like a W if folded correctly. You should have 2 roof pieces and 2 side pieces. I put red sticky tape on a valley fold for each piece and then peeled off and attached roof and accordion pieces together.

Punch out the front panel with a 3 inch circle punch. In order to center the opening, I came in from the 6" side with the punch

Now if you would like to stamp an image on the back panel that will show through the window. To center the stamped image through the window, lay the top panel over the rear panel and place a pencil markon the top of the punched circle. Remove the top panel and stamp your image. Add glitter or any color and dimension to your image.
lay a piece of clear window sheet on the reverse side of the front window a little larger than the  hole and tape in place. To decorate the bottom of the window. I used the 2 step bird punch, using very vanilla card stock and then I used markers to color my bird like a Golden Finch. I also cut the tree sprig and extra leaves out of Old Olive. Added some  lace ribbon and pearls.
I so want to remind everyone even though I changed a couple of things this tutorial belongs to Lyn Bernatovich at  I thank her for making it so simple to make this elegant Bird House.

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